Little Audrey’s Novena

When Little Audrey was with us, many people came uninvited to visit her and ask her prayers.  As the word spread, literally across the world, her reputation of a unique ability to intercede on behalf of others drew thousands that there were waiting lists months long to get into her house to visit her.  As this awareness grew, phenomena of religious articles, images, statues, and liturgical vessels that wept oil and blood drew others.  Many came with severe illness, hopeless medical diagnosis, and often terminal conditions to ask Little Audrey’s prayers.  Every letter and petition was read by a family member or volunteer to her.

Many priests, several of them exorcists, and other notable religious leaders would call to ask for prayers from Little Audrey.  Her mom, Linda, tells the story that Mother Angelica, of EWTN fame, would call regularly with precision once a week, and ask that the phone be put to Audrey’s ear so that she could communicate directly with Little Audrey on her prayer needs.  There are statues in Audrey’s room that were personal gifts from Mother to Little Audrey.

Added to this was the unexpected blessing of having a host turn to human blood while reserved in the tabernacle in Little Audrey’s room.  Others followed, most of them with the blood appearing during Mass in the presence of witnesses who vouch for the authenticity of this phenomenon.

When Little Audrey entered into eternal life of April 14th, no one knew whether these phenomena would continue or not.  Even today, with no apparent explanation or planning, the oil continues to appear miraculously and images continue to weep oil or blood at what to us are random moments.  Miracles with the Blessed Sacrament continue to occur:  a host obviously bleeding as the priest held in during Mass before the congregation, another host that appeared by no human hand in the tabernacle, and a third that has been stained with blood while reserved in the tabernacle in Little Audrey’s room; all having occurred after her leaving this world.

We invite you to share in the power of Little Audrey’s prayers by praying a Novena.  Since her event occurred on the 9th of August, begin your novena on the first day of a month and finish on the ninth day by attending Mass.  Use the following novena prayer or use the chaplet written by our diocesan liaison to request Audrey’s intercession.

PRAYER FOR CANONIZATION

Loving Father,
in Christ you have revealed your infinite love
and the truth that every life,
no matter how broken, wounded,
lost or least in our world is precious in your sight.
By the extraordinary witness of Audrey Santo
you teach us that all life is sacred
and to be cared for with love.
Help our world and all its people
to embrace the sacredness of each life and
grant that ‘Little Audrey’ may be venerated
as a Saint for the Glory of God.
Hear the requests of all those who seek her intercession,
especially the grace for which I now ask
(mention your intention)
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen.

Then pray an
Our Father – a Hail Mary – and a Glory Be

Little Audrey’s chaplet

On each bead with an image of a bleeding host:
V.  For those who doubt your real presence in the Blessed Sacrament:
R.  Strengthen our faith through Audrey’s intercession

On each set of three beads pray after each invocation:
R.  Through the intercession of Audrey, Lord hear us.

1st Petition
V.  For an increase in love and devotion for the Holy Eucharist:
R.  Through the intercession of Audrey, Lord hear us.

2nd Petition
For the respect of the sacredness of all human life, especially the unborn:
R.  Through the intercession of Audrey, Lord hear us.

3rd Petition
For all children lost by abuse, exploitation, addiction, or violence:
R.  Through the intercession of Audrey, Lord hear us.

4th Petition
For unity, harmony and love in all families:
R.  Through the intercession of Audrey, Lord hear us.

5th Petition
For the holiness, fidelity and protection of all bishops and priests:
R.  Through the intercession of Audrey, Lord hear us.

6th Petition
For all the sick and those who care for them:
R.  Through the intercession of Audrey, Lord hear us.

7th Petition
For our own conversion to help others searching for God:
R.  Through the intercession of Audrey, Lord hear us.

On the two small beads, pray the following:
R.  Lord Jesus, through the intercession of Audrey
V.  May every life be respected and honored as precious in your eyes

On the largest bead offer the prayer for Audrey’s canonization
Eternal Father, we bless you for the life of Audrey Santo,
And for the extraordinary witness of her life: that every person
No matter how small, broken or wounded,
Remains precious in Your eyes.
Grant that she may be venerated by the Church
As a saint for the glory of God.
Hear the prayers of all who ask her intercession,
especially for the grace that I now humbly ask (mention favor requested).
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then pray the Lord’s Prayer, Hail Mary, and Glory Be