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Novena For Finals Week

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May. 04, 2011

Please join the United In Prayer Network as we pray a Novena for students on campuses all around the country as they enter into Finals Week and then into their Summer Break.  May they find the strength, wisdom and knowledge they need to help them during these times.

St. Albert the Great

(Patron Saint of Students)

Known as Albert the Great, he was a scientist, philosopher, and theologian.  He was born in 1206 and died at Cologne, November 15 1280. He is called “The Great”, and “Universal Doctor”, in recognition of his extraordinary genius and extensive knowledge, for he was proficient in every branch of learning cultivated in his day, and surpassed all his contemporaries,  and is widely known as the Patron Saint of Students.  He was the teacher of St. Thomas Aquinas.   

Novena to St. Albert the Great

Heavenly Father, you made St. Albert the Great, by enabling him to combine human wisdom and Divine Faith.  We ask you heavenly Father to allow St. Albert the Great to come to our assistance as we study and prepare for our Finals and Exams.  We ask the blessed Mother Mary to intercede on our behalf, in not only bringing us closer to her Son Jesus, but also to take us to Jesus along with St. Albert the Great, the patron Saint of Students. 

May our knowledge that we work so hard to gain in our Colleges and Universities bring us ever closer to Jesus, and may our knowledge be of service to building up the Kingdom of God.  May all we do glorify God as we work toward a higher education.  May St. Albert the Great help ease our anxiety as we study, prepare, and take our finals.  All this we ask in Jesus name, Amen.  

St. Albert the Great, pray for us!