Reformer Saint | Pope Pius V

CatholicTV Webathon Novena: Day 8

Thank you for dedicating nine days of your Lenten journey to the CatholicTV Webathon Novena. Today, Day 8 of the Novena, we ask Pope Saint Pius V to pray for us.

Pope Pius V, the Pope of the Rosary, is known for his contributions to the Counter-Reformation and his enacting of the monumental reforms of the Council of Trent. He was charged with the responsibility of rebuilding a scattered and broken Church, and he worked tirelessly to spread the Faith and preserve Catholic Doctrine. His love for the Blessed Mother and prayers for her intercession brought a miraculous victory of a Christian fleet over invading Turks and proved the power of the Rosary to all of Europe. Saint Pius V’s Dominican profession of prayer, fasting, and self-denial aided him in his work to grow the Church in vocations, education, charity, and holiness. Saint Pius V inspired reform through his complete dedication and devotion to the religious life. The Lord continuously calls us to turn our hearts toward Him. We pray that St. Pius V will give us his gift of zeal to spread the Truth and the Life of Jesus.

Father, you chose Saint Pius V as pope of your Church to protect the faith and give you more fitting worship. By his prayers, help us celebrate your holy mysteries with a living faith and an effective love. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.


Today, fast from secular media and watch religious programming instead. We recommend watching our papal programming. You can pray the Angelus with Pope Francis, listen to his weekly audiences, and watch briefings from the recent Vatican Summit on the Protection of Minors.

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Reformer Saint | Pope Pius V