Ninth Day – Thank you, Jesus!

June 27th, 2014 by admin

Today’s Scripture

Then Jesus asked, ‘Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?’
Luke 17: 17-18
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Eighth Day – Peace be with you!

June 26th, 2014 by admin

Today’s Scripture

While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.’
Luke 24: 36-39
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Seventh Day – What strange friends you have, Lord!

June 25th, 2014 by admin

Today’s Scripture

‘But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.
Luke 6: 27-28
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Sixth Day – Honesty in prayer

June 24th, 2014 by admin

Today’s Scripture

When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, some two miles away, and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them about their brother. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary stayed at home. Martha said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again.’ Martha said to him, ‘I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.’
John 11: 17-24
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Fifth Day – Has no one condemned you?

June 23rd, 2014 by admin

Today’s Scripture

Jesus straightened up and said to her, ‘Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?’ She said, ‘No one, sir.’ And Jesus said, ‘Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again.’
John 8: 10-11
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Fourth Day – How do we look at each other?

June 22nd, 2014 by admin

Today’s Scripture

Mark 10: 21-22 Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, ‘You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’ When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.
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Third Day – When I find prayer difficult

June 21st, 2014 by admin

Today’s Scripture

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.
Romans 8: 26-28
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Second Day – What does God desire?

June 20th, 2014 by admin

Today’s Scripture

‘So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.

Luke 11: 9-10
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First Day – What do you desire?

June 19th, 2014 by admin

Today’s Scripture

The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, ‘Look, here is the Lamb of God!’ The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.
John 1: 35-37
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Novena of Saint Francis Xavier – Day 9

March 12th, 2011 by Web Developer

Day 9: Death of Francis off the coast of China (December 3, 1552)

Francis died of fever at the age of 46 on the island of Sanchian, within sight of China. He did not achieve his ambition to reach the mainland. That was to be the privilege of a fellow Jesuit, Matteo Ricci. His hope was that if China accepted Christianity, all Asia would be open to the faith. His ambition was greater than one person could ever achieve.

St. Francis Xavier is the patron saint of the missions. He has always been exceptionally popular not only with Catholics, but with many non-Catholics, too. He is probably the most famous of all Jesuits. He was canonised as a Saint in 1622, together with St. Ignatius Loyola.


  • What can I, personally, learn from reflecting on the life of St. Francis?
  • As I consider the goals in my life, is love of God and His people central?
  • What worldly ambitions in my life do I need to let go of?
  • Am I ready to hand my life over to God and His service?
  • Saint Francis Xavier, pray for us.
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