Friday, December 7, 2012

App Review: Catholic Novena to Fourteen Holy Helpers

Catholic Novena to Fourteen Holy Helpers By Valent Richie  

This Novena has an Imprimatur.  

These are the 14 Saints referred to as the Holy Helpers, because they have proved themselves efficacious helpers in adversity and difficulties.  There is a story behind that, which is also included in the App.  

St. Agathius (Acacius): Against headache
St. Barbara: Against fever and sudden death
St. Blaise (Blase, Blasius): Against illness of the throat and for protection of domestic animals
St. Catherine of Alexandria: Against sudden death
St. Christopher (Christophorus): Against bubonic plague and dangers while traveling
St. Cyriacus: Against temptation on the death-bed
St. Denis (Dionysius): Against headache
St. Erasmus (Elmo): Against intestinal ailments
St. Eustace (Eustachius, Eustathius): Against family discord
St. George (Georgius): For the health of domestic animals
St. Giles (Aegidius): Against plague, for a good confession, and for cripples, beggars and blacksmiths
St. Margaret of Antioch: During childbirth, and escape from devils
St. Pantaleon (Panteleimon): For physicians, and against cancer & tuberculosis
St. Vitus: Against epilepsy, lightning and for protection of domestic animals

There is a novena prayer for each of them, and a 9 day novena to all of them.  
There are also specific prayers for the sick, for children and for parents.  

This novena is an excellent way to request the intercession of these great Saints.  Here are a couple of screen shots from the App:

You can get the Holy Helpers App in iTunes HERE.  

There is also a FREE Lite version available HERE.

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