Get Novena prayers delivered to your inbox! At a young age you meditated on the sorrowful Passion of Our Lord. You became a saint through fervent participation in the sacraments, enlighten parents and children to the importance of frequent confession and Holy Communion. Watch over them and lead them on the narrow road to Heaven. May your prayers, along with those of the Blessed Virgin Mary reach God’s ears and bring a new outpouring of God's love and mercy in his/her life. Remind us of the necessity of practicing virtue especially in times of trial. When he became ill, he said his farewells to his friends and received his last Confession and Communion, even though no one thought his illness was life-threatening. Dear Saint Dominic Savio, you grew under the supervision and care of St. John Bosco. O God, you have enlightened your Church by the eminent virtues and preaching of St. Dominic, your confessor. His parents had ten children in all. Most young saints were martyrs, but Dominic was declared a saint based on his virtuous everyday life. He was given the name Domenico at baptism. St. Dominic Savio Novena - Day 1 Join in praying the St. Dominic Savio Novena St. Dominic Savio, during your brief life on this Earth, you had such a fervent desire to become a saint. He demonstrated a desire to grow close to God as young as the age of four, when he would go off alone to pray. Help youth today to realize the importance of God in their lives. Obtain for us the grace of a fervent desire to suffer for love of Him. Patron Saint of Purity of Choirboys, the Falsely Accused Day 1 – St. Dominic Savio Novena Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Pray that we may all share your aversion for sin and achieve a life of sanctity. St. Dominic Savio Novena Patron Saint of Purity of Choirboys, the Falsely Accused Day 1 – St. Dominic Savio Novena Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Remind us of the necessity of practicing virtue especially in times of trial. May his everyday virtue inspire us to grow in holiness in our own daily lives. Amen. We humbly ask that you bring our petitions before the Lord. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Saint Dominic Savio pray for us. Dominic would do physical penances like making his bed uncomfortable, sleeping in the cold, fasting on bread and water, or wearing a hair shirt. In preparation for his First Communion, he prayed and asked his mother forgiveness for the ways he had wronged her. St. Dominic prophesied that he would be the first of his friends to die. His father was a blacksmith and his mother, a seamstress. He received his First Communion at the age of seven, even though it was common at the time for children to wait until they were twelve, because he knew the teachings of the Church and understood that Jesus was present in the Eucharist. Learn how your comment data is processed. He became the student of St. John Bosco when he was twelve. His life is a wonderful example of how children can lead virtuous lives: obeying their parents and teachers, not playing with children when they behaved immorally, being close to his friends and speaking with them when they misbehaved, and frequenting the sacraments.

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