A Catholic Prayers to Pray For and Devotions Category

Saint Philomena, Patron Saint of Babies, Children and Youth

In May of 1802, excavators of an ancient catacomb came upon the tomb of a young girl bearing this inscription: Pax tecum Filumena – Peace be with you, Philomena. A lily and a palm were among the other images inscribed on the tomb, indicating the young girl’s virginity and martyrdom. […] Read more »

Prayer for Babies, Children and Youth

Adapted from Saint John Vianney We implore You, O Lord, by the intercession of Saint Philomena, Virgin and Martyr, who was ever most pleasing to Your eyes for her eminent purity and her life of virtue, pardon us our sins and grant us all the graces we need (name any […] Read more »

Saint Matthias the Apostle, Patron Saint of Alcoholics

St. Matthias was one of Jesus’ followers from the beginning of His ministry. After the Ascension, Peter directed the 120 disciples assembled in the upper room to choose a replacement for Judas, so there could again be twelve apostles. Matthias and Barsabbas were proposed,  and the lot fell to Matthias. […] Read more »

Prayer of Healing for Alcoholics

O Glorious Saint Matthias, in God’s design it fell upon you to take the place of the unfortunate Judas who betrayed his Master. You were selected by the twofold sign of the uprightness of your life and the call of the Holy Spirit. Obtain for us the grace to practice […] Read more »

Saint Lucy, Patron Saint of Eyesight

St. Lucy had vowed her life to the service of Christ. Her rejected bridegroom betrayed Lucy as a Christian. Emperor Diocletian put out her eyes, but the Lord restored them, which is why Saint Lucy is often pictured holding two eyes on a dish. Finally she was killed. May Lucy’s […] Read more »

Novena Prayer of Healing for Eyesight

O God, our Father, mercifully hear our prayer as we venerate Your servant, Saint Lucy, for the light You gave her. Shed Your light in our souls, O Lord, that we may be able to avoid evil, do good, and hate nothing so much as the blindness and darkness of […] Read more »

Saint Jude, Patron Saint of Hopeless Cases

Saint Jude, known as Thaddeus, was the nephew of Mary and Joseph, and a cousin of our Lord. He was the brother of the apostle James the Less. His father was Cleophas, who died a martyr, and his mother’s name was Mary. She stood beneath the cross when Jesus died […] Read more »

Novena Prayer for Hopeless Cases

Most holy Apostle, Saint Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of. Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help. […] Read more »