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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Third Day of the Novena in honour of St Cajetan, Patron Saint of the unemployed and job seekers

The Apparition of the Virgin Mary to St Cajetan

Daily Preparatory Prayer

Omnipotent and Eternal God, who crowned St Cajetan with abundant heavenly favours because of his trust and dependance on your Divine Providence and rejection of worldly things; graciously grant that we who beseech the help of your Providence may be helped in our necessities through his holy intercession. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen

Third Day

O Glorious St Cajetan, whose ardent devotion to Mary gained for you her special protection, especially at the hour of your death, when she appeared before you and spoke words of sweetness, saying; "Cajetan, come with me, my Son is waiting for you"; grant that through your prayers to that Most Merciful Mother,  we may invoke her always in every necessity of life, that by doing so she may assist us now and at the hour of our death. Amen

conclude with the final prayers

(Pray Three Our Fathers in honour of the Most Holy Trinity)

Concluding Daily Prayers

A Prayer Composed By St Cajetan

Look down, O Lord, from Thy sanctuary, from Thy dwelling in heaven on high, and behold this sacred Victim which our great High Priest, Thy Holy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, offers up to Thee for the sins of His brethren and be appeased despite the multitude of our transgressions. Behold, the voice of the Blood of Jesus, our Brother, cries to Thee from the cross. Give ear, O Lord. Be appeased, O Lord. Hearken and do not delay for Thine own sake, O my God; for Thy Name is invoked upon this city and upon Thy people and deal with us according to Thy mercy. Amen.

Most Holy Lord, protector of those who trust in you and without whom nothing good or holy exists; copiously shed your mercy upon us that following St Cajetan's example, we may use our worldly possessions in such a way that we do not lose sight of the eternal things of Heaven.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen

The Newborn St Cajetan is dedicated to the Holy Virgin by his mother.
(A Vaccaro, Museo Del Prado)
O Glorious St Cajetan, Father of Providence,
give us your miraculous assistance each and every day!

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