At the request of the Archbishop Bernard Longley of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, England, where Blessed Dominic Barberi ministered and died, a novena of prayer will be prayed in the Archdiocese and in religious communities of women, both active and contemplative, as well as in the Passionist communities in the United Kingdom and beyond, from 01 to 09 March 2018. The prayer intention of the novena is to petition God for a miracle that will lead to Blessed Dominic’s canonization.
We invite our Passionist religious and the worldwide Passionist Family to join in the novena. Following is the novena prayer.
The Novena is also on YouTube (www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGsCXIf0WbE) and on the Archdiocesan website (www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk).
O God who so lovingly raised Blessed Dominic
to the heights of holiness, learning and apostolic zeal
and made him a powerful minister of your mercy,
listen to our humble request.
We pray that you will in your goodness,
grant a miracle through the intercession of Blessed Dominic,
so that the Church may honour him on earth
and that many more people will come to know and invoke
the help of this faithful servant of the Church.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Mary, Mother of Holy Hope; pray for us
Blessed Dominic Barberi; pray for us.