Prayer for Vocations to the Order of Preachers

Blessed Jordan, worthy successor of St Dominic, in the early days of the Order, your example and zeal prompted many men and women to follow Christ in the white habit of Our Holy Father. As patron of Dominican vocations, continue to stimulate talented and devoted men and women to consecrate their lives to God. Through your intercession, lead to the Order of Preachers generous and sacrificing persons, willing to give themselves fervently to the apostolate of Truth. Help them to prepare themselves to be worthy of the grace of a Dominican vocation. Inspire their hearts to become learned of God, that with firm determination they might aspire to be ‘champions of the Faith and true lights of the world’. Amen. 

Prayer for the Beatification of Servant of God Mother Catherine (Abrikosova) of Siena, O.P.

O God Almighty, Your Son suffered on the Cross and died for the salvation of people. Imitating Him, Your Servant mother Catherine (Abrikosova) loved You from the bottom of her heart, served You faithfully during the persecutions and devoted her life to the Church Make her famous in the assembly of Your blessed, so that the example of her faithfulness and love would shine before the whole world. I pray to You through her intercession, hear my request... through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer to St. Margaret of Hungary

O God, the lover and guardian of chastity, by whose gifts Thy handmaid Margaret united the beauty of virginity and the merit of good works, grant we pray, that through the spirit of salutary penance we may be able to recover integrity of soul. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer to Saint Vincent Ferrer (From the Breviary of the Order of Preachers, 1967)

O God, through the wonderful preaching of your confessor, the blessed Vincent, you granted that a multitude of peoples should come to acknowledge your name; grant, we beseech you, that we may be worthy to be rewarded in heaven by him whom he announced on earth as the Judge who is to come, our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you. Amen.

Prayer to Saint Thomas Aquinas for Purity

Chosen lily of innocence, pure St. Thomas,
who kept chaste the robe of baptism
and became an angel in the flesh after being girded by two angels,
I implore you to commend me to Jesus, the Spotless Lamb,
and to Mary, the Queen of Virgins.
Gentle protector of my purity, ask them that I,
who wear the holy sign of your victory over the flesh,
may also share your purity,
and after imitating you on earth
may at last come to be crowned with you among the angels. Amen.

Prayer of the Society for the Canonisation of Blessed Jordan of Saxony (Imprimatur: M. Mancini, O.P., Ph.D., January 2022)

O Merciful God, You granted your servant Blessed Jordan of Saxony the graces to lead the Order of Preachers after the repose of Our Holy Father Saint Dominic, grant that the same Blessed Jordan, Patron of Vocations to the Order of Preachers, will be raised to the sanctity of the altar and glorified by Your Church.
Through Christ Our Lord, and the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Amen.

Prayer to Saint Dominic (Written by Fr. Marie-√Čtienne Vayssi√®re, O.P., Provinical of Toulouse, 1935)

O wonderful hope which, at the hour of your death, you left to your grieving brothers, promising your paternal help in their distress. Fulfill, Father, what you have promised; help us by your prayers. You who by so many miracles have manifested your influence, bring us heaven's help; put an end to the evils that have befallen us. Fulfill, Father, what you have promised; help us by your prayers. For the glory of the Father, the glory of the Son, and the flory of the Holy Spirit. Fulfill, Father, what you have promised; help us by your prayers.

Prayer for the Epiphany of the Lord (From First Vespers in the Breviary of the Order of Preachers, 1967)

O God, who today, by a guiding star, revealed the birth of your Son to the Gentiles, grant that we who now know you by faith, may come to the contemplation of your glory. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for the Nativity of Our Lord (From First Vespers in the Breviary of the Order of Preachers, 1967)

O God, you make us happy by the annual expectation of our redemption; grant that we who joyfully receive your only begotten Son as a Redeemer, may without fear, when he comes as a judge, see our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you. Amen.

Prayer for the Feast of Saint Albert the Great (From the Missale Romanum, 1962)

O God, Who didst make blessed Albert, Thy Bishop and Doctor, great by his bringing human wisdom into captivity to divine faith: grant us, we beseech Thee, so to follow the guidance of his teaching that we may enjoy perfect light in heaven. Through our Lord.