Saint Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary Papczyński
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Novena for the Intention of Receiving Graces
through the Intercession of St. Stanislaus Papczyński

At the beginning of the novena, awaken an intent for needed graces, agreeing to accept God’s will

FIRST DAY

The Almighty has done great things for me (Lk 1:49)

Lord God Almighty, look upon Your Servant St. Stanislaus, who with utmost zeal took upon himself, in the foundation of a Religious Community, the work of spreading the honor of the Immaculate Conception of the Mother of Your Son, grant us this grace, that we might continually praise You for the great things You have done for Your Saints and permit us to enter Life in the state of friendship with You and in unsullied chastity.

Prayer for a special grace
Saint Stanislaus, gracious intercessor before God, defender of the oppressed and patron of those in mortal danger, you always zealously served Jesus and His Immaculate Mother for the salvation of immortal souls, and you took pity on every misery. Trusting in your intercession, I have recourse to you, and I ask that you do not deny me your help. By your earnest prayers, obtain for me from God the grace… for which I beg you with trust, and help me, all my life long, to fulfill the will of the Heavenly Father. Amen.

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be to the Father...

Prayer through St. Stanislaus’ intercession
O God, in your providence, You have called your priest, St. Stanislaus, to make known the honor of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and to assist the souls in Purgatory. Following the example of his apostolic life, grant, we pray, that we may also proclaim the fullness of innocence and sanctity of the Mother of your Son, and invoking your mercy for the departed, may we safely arrive at our true homeland. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

SECOND DAY

His mercy is from age to age (Lk 1:50)

God, Righteous Judge, look upon Your Servant St. Stanislaus who generously and in every way hastened to assist the Souls in Purgatory, grant that we may zealously imitate him in this great work of mercy, especially toward the departed most dear to us and those who most need our spiritual help.

Prayer for a special grace
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be to the Father....
Prayer through St. Stanislaus’ intercession

THIRD DAY

He has shown might with his arm, dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart (Lk 1:51)

O Jesus, our Redeemer and Master, look upon Your Servant St. Stanislaus who used every occasion to proclaim the Word of God and to bring spiritual support to people deprived of pastoral care, grant us the grace that we may attract other people to God through our own word and example of striving for holiness.

Prayer for a special grace
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be to the Father....
Prayer through St. Stanislaus’ intercession

FOURTH DAY

He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones (Lk 1:52)

Holy Spirit of God, look upon Your Servant St. Stanislaus, who throughout his life firmly defended the Catholic faith and showed willingness to witness to it by a martyr’s death, grant us the grace, that we may steadfastly grow in faith and courageously profess it in every moment of life.

Prayer for a special grace
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be to the Father....
Prayer through St. Stanislaus’ intercession

FIFTH DAY

The hungry he has filled with good things; the rich he has sent away empty (Lk 1:53)

God our Father, look upon Your Servant St. Stanislaus who trusting in the help of Your Providence, in spite of many obstacles, by Your inspiration, founded and strengthened, the Congregation of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, grant us the grace, that we may distinguish ourselves by an unyielding trust in Your omnipotence, goodness, and fidelity, especially when You guide us on the difficult road toward the wonderful promises of Your love.

Prayer for a special grace
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be to the Father....
Prayer through St. Stanislaus’ intercession

SIXTH DAY

Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy (Mt 5:7)

God, Father of Mercy, look upon Your Servant St. Stanislaus whose love for You showed itself most eloquently in his daily and sacrificial practices of works of mercy, grant us the grace that we may always and generously imitate him in the active love of our neighbor.

Prayer for a special grace
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be to the Father....
Prayer through St. Stanislaus’ intercession

SEVENTH DAY

Whoever listens to you, listens to me (Lk 10:16)

Lord, You Who are a faithful God, look upon Your Servant St. Stanislaus, who always formed his life and works in a filial submission to the Successor of St. Peter, grant us the grace that we may persevere in our faithfulness to God, the Cross, and the Gospels through our perfect obedience to the Church.

Prayer for a special grace
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be to the Father....
Prayer through St. Stanislaus’ intercession

EIGHTH DAY

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for their is the kingdom of heaven (Mt 5:3)

Lord, You who love us, look upon Your Servant St. Stanislaus who freely embraced an austere and mortified life in utmost poverty, so as to give himself to You with all his heart and soul, grant us the grace, that we may courageously resist the craving of money and sinful pleasures, striving for the freedom of spirit in Your truth and love.

Prayer for a special grace
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be to the Father....
Prayer through St. Stanislaus’ intercession

NINTH DAY

Take courage, it is I (Mt 14:27)

God, from Whom everything takes its beginning and to Whom everything returns, look upon Your Servant St. Stanislaus who, by the example of his life, gave us a model of total trust in Your holy Providence, grant us the grace that we may confidently place in Your merciful hands our past and future, our whole life, allowing You to lead us along the evangelical road to Your home in heaven.

Prayer for a special grace
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be to the Father....
Prayer through St. Stanislaus’ intercession

Notice: it is recommended that this novena recited for a particular intention, be complemented by Confession and Holy Communion.

Intercession of Saint Stanislaus Papczyński

During his lifetime, Fr. Stanislaus Papczyński was regarded by many as a special intercessor before God. Looking at this holy life, permeated with prayer, penance, and the thirst to know God’s will, they became convinced of finding in him an efficient intercessor before God. They often asked him to pray for their intentions, especially in the case of seriously ill people, and they obtained help. According to witnesses’ testimonies, there were even instances of resurrection of dead children during Holy Masses celebrated by Fr. Papczyński.

Numerous graces obtained by people who came to pray at St. Stanislaus’s tomb brought him the title of “renowned for miracles.” The Marian Founder was thus described by the Coronation Diet of King Stanislaus Poniatowski in 1764, in its petition to the Holy See for his beatification.

And this hasn’t changed during the past three centuries! In times favorable for the faith in Poland and Europe or in times of persecutions; when his tomb was easily accessible to the faithful or when it remained locked up and deserted, streams of unusual graces kept flowing down on those who recurred to his intercession. What is more, during the last decade one could easily notice the growing devotion to St. Stanislaus not only in Poland, but also on the American continent and in Africa.

Testimonies coming from different parts of the world suggest that particular prayerful help was given by St. Stanislaus to childless families, women with troubled pregnancy, addicts, dysfunctional families, and children and youth with learning disabilities.

We trust that as a new Saint, Fr. Stanislaus, always so sensitive to human misery, will become our effective intercessor before God.

Please send information about graces received from God through the intercession of St. Stanislaus to:

Vice-Postulator of Marian Canonization Causes
2 Prospect Hill Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262
e-mail: vicepostulator@marian.org