Prayers to Saint Robert Bellarmine

Patron of Canon Lawyers, Canonists, Catechists, & Catechumens

Listen to Faith of Our Fathers to Faith of Our Fathers

O God, in order to defend the faith, You endowed St. Robert, Your Bishop with wondrous erudition and virtues. Through his intercession, grant that Your people may ever rejoice in the integrity of that faith. Amen.

Blessed Jesus, Saint Robert is the patron saint of catechumens because he wrote two catechisms and devoted much of his time to teaching the Faith to children. He also wrote a revised version of the Bible. I ask him to pray for those in my church who teach the Faith, and for their students. Bless the teachers, Lord, and anoint the minds of those receiving instruction to understand it so powerfully that their lives are changed by it forever. Raise up more opportunities—including parish missions—for church members to learn the Faith more deeply, and inspire large numbers of people to attend these events. Saint Robert, pray for us. Amen.

God our Father, you gave Robert Bellarmine wisdom and goodness to defend the faith of your Church. By his prayers may we always rejoice in the profession of our faith. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Recommended Reading

The Seven Words on the Cross, by St. Robert Bellarmine

feast day: September 17

Read St. Robert's biography
in the Catholic Online Saints Index.

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