NOVENA DAY FOUR: I put such great trust into Him…

From the remembrances of St. Agnes:

I trusted, I believed that only He alone can make me happy, and the Holy Spirit send down upon me His gifts, to arm me with faith and bravery. I was not stronger than the other girls, I was not better than them at all. Only I trusted Him so much and I believed with joy in His Resurrection that the Lord was pleased with my trust and gave me to suffer for His Name. It is a great honor and I do not owe this grace to anything, but only to His great love for me (Compendium III, p.117).

From the teachings of St. Agnes:

The comparison of the world to eternity always brought me the answers to all my dilemmas. Thanks to this method, I was able to distinguish between what is good and what is bad; what should be cultivated and what should be avoided like fire. The man who truly believes lives by faith in every moment of life, because he has no time to waste for anything that does not lead to the goal. Also, a good name does not belong to eternity, because a good name in the world does not mean yet a good name in eternity, rather vice versa, as testified to us Lord Jesus Himself. Until now, His great and holy Name was despised, and yet in the highest there is no greater name. So a good name in the world does not mean anything. It is better to renounce it right away, and then it is not a pity to be judged and despised (Compendium IV, p. 155).

PRAYER:

Saint Agnes, who had for nothing human glory and with joy suffered death by martyrdom for the One, who died for all of us, I ask you humbly, deign to intercede for me in every minute of this day and obtain for me the grace (mention your request).

Let your prayer give me comfort in times of trials and torments. Be my friend in times of loneliness and abandonment, and obtain for me from your Spouse, Jesus Christ, the eternal happiness in Heaven. Holy innocent virgin, who paid the greatest price for preserving fidelity to Christ, obtain for me the grace of complete purity of the soul and the body. Amen.

Our Father …
Hail Mary …
Glory be to the Father …
Litany to Saint Agnes.


Translated from: Nowenna do św. Agnieszki na podstawie textów św. Agnieszki z Orędzi na Czasy Ostateczne, które własnie nadeszły, Grzechynia 2015, p. 27-29


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