A Novena in Honor of Ven. Bruno Lanteri Day 1 – Mp3 audio and Text

A Novena in honor of Ven. Bruno Lanteri, founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary

Day 1 Beginning in Hope Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Discernment of Spirits 1

Whatever my failings may be, I will never lose heart, aware that I will commit many such failings; but I will always ask God’s forgiveness immediately, and strive to do better. And I will be persuaded that discouragement is the greatest obstacle on the way of salvation.

[If I fall many times] I will get up immediately and with humility, and not hate myself (for that would be self-love); this is true love. A child falls thousands of times, but it never just stays there on the ground. It cries, and runs to his mother. And so do we to the crucifix.

How many grades of grace, of glory, of honor [do we gain and give to] God, each and every time we do this.


Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, you created me in your plan of love. You created all the things on the face of the earth to help me find true happiness. Fully aware of my weakness, I resolve this day to trust in your mercy and to begin again, no matter how many times I fall.

Daily Novena Prayer 

Venerable Bruno Lanteri, I come to you confident in the words of Jesus: Ask and you shall receive (Matthew 7:7). You said, “It is impossible to hope too much; the one who hopes for everything attains everything.” You taught that the greatest miracles are those that change the heart. Through your intercession, may the good God, whose infinite mercy surpasses all the malice of the world, console my heart and grant my request.

By your prayers keep my poor heart in peace, protect me from discouragement, and help me to serve God with a holy joy. Amen.

O Father, fountain of all life and holiness you gave Father Bruno Lanteri great faith in Christ, your Son, a lively hope, and an active love for the salvation of his brethren. You made him a prophet of your Word and a witness to your Mercy. He had a tender love for Mary and by his very life he taught fidelity to the Church. Father, hear the prayer of your family and, through the intercession of Fr. Lanteri, grant us the grace for which we now ask…. May he be glorified on earth that we may give you greater praise.

We ask this through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

For more teachings from Ven. Bruno Lanteri visit
Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s “Begin Again” Discerning Hearts series

3 thoughts on “A Novena in Honor of Ven. Bruno Lanteri Day 1 – Mp3 audio and Text”

  1. Thank you. I will look to Father Lanteri and his example to NEVER give up hope.
    Let us pray for Fr. Jeremy Paulin and his family. His mother went home to be with the Lord today, July 27, 2017.
    Pray for my own health to come together and for me to be well again and totally healed.

  2. Thank you for putting up this Novena. I was so surprised by the content – Joy! The entire direction of this series never occurred to me. God has worked soemething in me through this. I’m going to save the quotes from Ven. Lanteri and refer to them often.


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