St Walburga Novena

Massreadingsreflections.comMost Powerful St. Walburga Novena and Prayer. Pray this St. Walburga Novena for your intentions asking St. Walburga to intercede to God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit on your behalf!. We like to say that he is the patron saint of “Cough Sufferers, Famine, Storms at Sea, Antwerp, Belgium” because even though something may seem hopeless, with God there is always hope.

NovenaSt. Walburga Novena
Novena BeginsFebruary 16
Feast DayFebruary 25
Patron Saint ofCough Sufferers, Famine, Storms at Sea, Antwerp, Belgium

About St. Walburga

St. Walburga was born in Wessex, England, about 710, the daughter of St. Richard and Winna, the sister of St. Boniface. When St. Richard set out for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with his sons, he entrusted 11-year-old Walburga to to the abbess of Wimborne. She was educated by the nuns at the monastery school at Wimborne, and became a nun there, remaining with the community for twenty-six years.

When St. Boniface requested nuns to help him in the evangelization of pagan Germany, St. Walburga responded to that call. On the way to Germany, there was a terrible storm at sea. Walburga knelt on the deck of the ship and prayed. The sea immediately became calm. The sailors who witnessed this spread the word that she was a miracle worker, so she was received in Germany with great respect.

Initially, Walburga lived at Bischofsheim, under the rule of St. Lioba. Then she was made abbess at Heidenheim, close to where her brother, Winibald served as an abbot over a men’s monastery. After his death, she ruled both monasteries. She worked many miracles in the course of her ministry.

On September 23, 776, she assisted Willibald in translating the uncorrupt relics of their brother, Winibald, to a new tomb in the church at Heidenheim. Shortly after this, she became ill. Willibald cared for her until she died on February 25, 777, and then placed her next to Winibald in the tomb.

After St. Willibald’s death in 786, people gradually forgot St. Walburga and the church fell into disrepair. In 870, Bishop Oktar was having Heidenheim restored when some workmen desecrated Walburga’s grave. She appeared in a dream to the bishop, who then translated her relics to Eichstadt.

In 893, St. Walburga’s body was found to be immersed in a mysterious sweet-smelling liquid. It was found to work miraculous healings. The liquid, called St. Walburga’s oil, has flowed from her body, ever since, except for a brief period when the church was put under the interdict after robbers shed the blood of a bell-ringer in the church. Portions of St. Walburga’s relics have taken to several other cities and her oil to all parts of the world.

St. Walburga is the patroness of Eichstätt and Weilburg, Germany; Oudenarde, Veurne, Antwerp, Belgium; and Zutphen the Netherlands. She is invoked as special patroness against hydrophobia (extreme or irrational fear of water), in storms, and also by sailors. She is also patroness against coughs, dog bites, and rabies.

St. Walburga Novena Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Walburga, by your blessed life of love,
God blessed you with the power to heal,
to make whole the soul as well as the body.
Beg for us what we cannot obtain for ourselves,
and heal our world of sickness and sorrow.
May God hear you,
who lived so graciously for His glory,
and send us the healing grace we need,
through your powerful intercession.

Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Walburga Novena Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Walburga, by your blessed life of love,
God blessed you with the power to heal,
to make whole the soul as well as the body.
Beg for us what we cannot obtain for ourselves,
and heal our world of sickness and sorrow.
May God hear you,
who lived so graciously for His glory,
and send us the healing grace we need,
through your powerful intercession.

Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Walburga Novena Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Walburga, by your blessed life of love,
God blessed you with the power to heal,
to make whole the soul as well as the body.
Beg for us what we cannot obtain for ourselves,
and heal our world of sickness and sorrow.
May God hear you,
who lived so graciously for His glory,
and send us the healing grace we need,
through your powerful intercession.

Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Walburga Novena Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Walburga, by your blessed life of love,
God blessed you with the power to heal,
to make whole the soul as well as the body.
Beg for us what we cannot obtain for ourselves,
and heal our world of sickness and sorrow.
May God hear you,
who lived so graciously for His glory,
and send us the healing grace we need,
through your powerful intercession.

Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Walburga Novena Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Walburga, by your blessed life of love,
God blessed you with the power to heal,
to make whole the soul as well as the body.
Beg for us what we cannot obtain for ourselves,
and heal our world of sickness and sorrow.
May God hear you,
who lived so graciously for His glory,
and send us the healing grace we need,
through your powerful intercession.

Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Walburga Novena Day 6

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Walburga, by your blessed life of love,
God blessed you with the power to heal,
to make whole the soul as well as the body.
Beg for us what we cannot obtain for ourselves,
and heal our world of sickness and sorrow.
May God hear you,
who lived so graciously for His glory,
and send us the healing grace we need,
through your powerful intercession.

Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Walburga Novena Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Walburga, by your blessed life of love,
God blessed you with the power to heal,
to make whole the soul as well as the body.
Beg for us what we cannot obtain for ourselves,
and heal our world of sickness and sorrow.
May God hear you,
who lived so graciously for His glory,
and send us the healing grace we need,
through your powerful intercession.

Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Walburga Novena Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Walburga, by your blessed life of love,
God blessed you with the power to heal,
to make whole the soul as well as the body.
Beg for us what we cannot obtain for ourselves,
and heal our world of sickness and sorrow.
May God hear you,
who lived so graciously for His glory,
and send us the healing grace we need,
through your powerful intercession.

Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Walburga Novena Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Walburga, by your blessed life of love,
God blessed you with the power to heal,
to make whole the soul as well as the body.
Beg for us what we cannot obtain for ourselves,
and heal our world of sickness and sorrow.
May God hear you,
who lived so graciously for His glory,
and send us the healing grace we need,
through your powerful intercession.

Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Prayer to St. Walburga

O holy St. Walburga, glorious servant of God, after you had lived holily in peaceful obscurity, you were united by your blessed death to your Divine Spouse, Jesus Christ, in order to receive from Him the reward of your virtues.

You followed the Lamb wherever He went, and you shared in that glory and joy which only the clean of heart can enjoy.

You are enthroned amid the choir of saints, joined by your holy parents, St. Richard and St. Wuna, and to your holy brothers, St. Willibald and St. Wunibald.

Forget not those who still have to struggle amid the stormy sea of life, and obtain for them the prize of victory. Amen.

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Source: Catholic Novena Prayer

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