[Repeat the following prayer for 9 days in a row.]

Dear St. Bonaventure Cardinal,
Bishop and Doctor of the Church,
you chose a life that embraced mortification
and great humiliation.
Choosing to serve those individuals who were rejected and sick
you risked illness for yourself.
You made your life a continuous prayer
and spent hours meditating on the wounds of Christ.
Please pray for us
that we may have a sincere and humble heart.
Pray that we may not lose sight of Jesus’ wounds
and thus walk on the straight path to eternal salvation.
May we take a great many souls with us
to Our Heavenly Father.

St. Bonaventure you were known to say
“One should carefully beware of decreasing,
even in the slightest,
the honor that is due to Mary.”
May we strive as you did to Love our Blessed Mother
and be carriers of her peace in this world.
Please place our petitions

(Mention them here…)

in the loving hands of Our Blessed Mother
as we know they will be warmly received by her Son.

Amen.

Say 1 Hail Mary…