Order of Malta

Knights Hospitaller


Pray the Novena Prior to Extraordinary Chapter General January 15 – 23


As the Order of Malta prepares for its Extraordinary Chapter General later this month, we ask you to join us in praying the Novena below from January 15th – 23rd.

Novena Prior to A Council Complete of State or Chapter General

WE HAVE COME O Lord, Holy Spirit, we have come before Thee, hampered indeed by our many and grievous sins, but for a special purpose gathered together in Thy name.

Come to us, and be with us, and enter our hearts.

Teach us what we are to do, and where we ought to tend; show us what we must accomplish, in order that, with Thy help, we may be able to please you in all things.

Be Thou alone the author and finisher of our judgments, Thou who alone with God the Father and His Son dost possess a glorious name.

Do not allow us to disturb the order of Justice, Thou who lovest equity above all things.  Let not ignorance draw us into devious paths.  Let not partiality sway our minds, nor respect of riches or persons pervert our judgment.

But unite us to Thee effectually by the gift of Thy grace alone, that we may be one in Thee and never forsake the truth; inasmuch as we are gathered together in Thy name, so may we in all things hold fast to Justice tempered by mercy, so that in this life our judgment may in no wise be at variance with Thee and in the life to come we may attain everlasting rewards for deeds well done.


Our Father….

Hail, Mary….

Glory be….

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