Novena to St. Christopher
(One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers)


Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshipping Your Divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before You and invoke with filial trust Your supreme generosity and mercy. Illuminate the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Your Heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Your Divine Love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the Saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following their example imitate, as they did, the life of Your Divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech You to graciously grant me, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through them I humbly place before You, devoutly saying, "Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven."

Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it is to Your greater glory and the salvation of my soul. Amen.


O God, Who did make St. Christopher a true Christ-bearer, who converted multitudes to the Christian faith, and Who gave him the grace to suffer for Your sake the most cruel torments, through the intercession of this Saint, we implore You to protect us from sin, the only real evil. Preserve us also against the harmful forces of nature, such as earthquake, lightning, fire, and flood. Amen.


Great St. Christopher, seeking and mightiest master which you found in Jesus Christ, the Almighty God of Heaven and earth. Faithfully serving Him with all your power to the end of Your life, gaining for Him countless souls and finally shedding your blood for Him, obtain for me the grace to bear Christ always in my heart, as you once did, bearing Him on your shoulder. So that by this I may be strengthened to overcome victoriously all temptations and resist all enticements of the world, the devil, and the flesh, and that the powers of darkness may not prevail against me. Amen.


My Lord and my God! I offer up to You my petition in union with the bitter passion and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son, together with the merits of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother, Mary ever Virgin, and of all the Saints, particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Christopher, in whose honor I make this novena. Look down upon me, merciful Lord! Grant me Your Grace and Your Love, and graciously hear my prayer. Amen.