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07feb11:00 am12:00 pmDay 7: Novena for Families, Virtue of Charity

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Day 7: Novena for Families, Virtue of Charity

Join The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, America’s Marian Apparition Site, on this seventh day of our nine-day Novena to Our Lady of Good Help: Queen of Families. Pray remotely from wherever you are as you listen to Relevant Radio by receiving the daily prayer intention of the Novena to Our Lady of Good Help: Queen of Families. Go to our website ( and sign up to receive the daily prayer intention of this and other Novenas, or come pray with us during our daily 11:00 AM (CST) Mass time.

Day 7: Novena for Families, Virtue of Charity

Day 7 Intercessory Prayer: Virtue of Charity

Saints Louis and Zelie, you regarded each other as brother and sister in Christ, and were aware of God’s deep love for each soul placed in your care. When faced with suffering, your selfless concern for the other was the ultimate strength of your marriage and family. Your sincere devotion to the Lord and to each other helped you guide your children on the path that God had chosen for them. Louis and Zelie, obtain for us from God the virtue of charity so we may generously give ourselves to our families for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Prayer of the Family: The Threshold of Faith

God, our loving Father and Creator, You invite families to participate in Your unique plan for salvation by entrusting to us the lives of our children, inscribing Your Divine image in their souls. This image or “icon” illuminates our families with Your face, transfiguring our homes into domestic churches. You stand at our thresholds knocking, waiting for us to throw open our doors and invite You to enter more fully into our family life. Let us not ignore Your repeated knocking, but welcome You, embracing the graces You wish to give. May these graces enable us to pass on the gift of our Catholic Faith to our children, giving them what they need for salvation and growth in holiness. It is from the threshold of our domestic church that our families will bring glory to You and hope to the world.

Our Lady of Good Help, Queen of Heaven, implore your Son to strengthen the virtue of charity in our families in order to teach our children what they should know for salvation.

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