Bl. Junipero Serra


Meditation

Blessed Junipero Serra, from early childhood you experienced prolonged pain and

suffering, yet with youthful innocence you did not lose faith, hope or charity. You placed

your trust in God and His holy purpose during your novitiate and were able to overcome

untold afflictions. Obtain for me the grace to deepen my belief in what God has revealed.

Strengthen my hope in Him and intensify my love of Him in heart and deed.



Litany of Blessed Junipero Serra

God, the Father of Heaven,

Have mercy on us.

God, the Son, Redeemer of the World,

Have mercy on us.

God, the Holy Spirit,

Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God,

Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

Pray for us.

Mother of the Church,

Pray for us.

Queen of the Angels,

Pray for us.

Patroness of the Americas,

Pray for us.

Blessed Junipero Serra,

Pray for us.

Who opens my eyes and heart to the challenges of today,

Pray for us.

Prophet and penitent who saw the suffering Christ in the poor,

Pray for us.

Protector, lover, defender of the Indians and our faith,

Pray for us.

Admirer of all creation, the sea, the sky, and all the earth,

Pray for us.

Model of priestly service and saintly son of St. Francis,

Pray for us.

Beloved of God and of all those in need,

Pray for us.

Peacemaker in the face of violence,

Pray for us.

Teacher of perseverance and trust in prayer,

Pray for us.

Apostolic missionary, Pastor, and Patron of the Californias,

Pray for us.

Pathfinder for those seeking true direction in their lives,

Pray for us.

Patron of all Serrans,

Pray for us.

God’s fearless leader,

Pray for us.

Who keeps my gratitude fresh each day,

Pray for us.

Who accepts both success and suffering as gift,

Pray for us.

Who bore his physical and emotional pain in imitation of the Crucified,

Pray for us.

Who spoke the truth openly and courageously against power and injustice,

Pray for us.

Whose charity and humility endured a lifetime,

Pray for us.

Who proclaimed the Gospel, fed the hungry, and clothed the naked,

Pray for us.

Who was always faithful, zealous and loyal,

Pray for us.

Who was close to the sick and dying,

Pray for us.

Who is guide to my feet in following Christ,

Pray for us.

Who told us “Always go forward and never turn back,”

Pray for us.

O Christ, may your compassion shine forth from the depths of our hearts and embrace all

we meet,

Hear us, O Lord.

You who fills the emptiness in our life with your presence,

Hear us, O Lord.

Tender-hearted and merciful God,

Hear us, O Lord.

Christ hear us.

Christ hear us.

Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.

Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.

Prayers

Recite the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be to the Father.

Let Us Pray:

O Lord Jesus Christ,

reward the apostolic zeal

of Your Seraphic son, Blessed Junipero Serra,

who leaving home and fatherland,

labored for the salvation of souls

in Spain, Mexico and California.

By Your Most Holy name

may he be raised to the full honors of the altar.

Through the intercession of Blessed Serra,

look with favor on my special prayers

which have no earthly answer.

This we pray through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

We ask this in the name of Thy Blessed Trinity and of

Mary, Queen of vocations. Amen.

Nihil Obstat

Marco Antonio Figueroa, OFM, STL

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