St Claude de la Colombiere S.J. (1641-1682 Memorial 15 February) was the spiritual director of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and helped immensely to bring the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus to the world. He is known as the faithful servant and perfect friend to the Sacred Heart. Please join us in saying this Novena, not only for our own needs but that through the power of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the whole world and it’s many ills, may benefit.
St Claude, you who were a faithful believer
in the divine treasures of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
obtain for us, we beseech thee,
from this adorable Heart,
the graces we need so sorely.
We ask these favours of you with unbounded confidence.
May the divine Heart of Jesus be pleased
to bestow them upon us through your intercession,
so that once again He may be loved and glorified through you.
(make your request)
O Lord Jesus Christ, who didst wondrously open
the unsearchable riches of Your Sacred Heart,
grant unto us, by the merits of St Claude
and our imitation of him,
that we may love You in all things and above all things
and may be worthy to have our everlasting dwelling
in the same Sacred Heart,
who lives and reigns, world without end. Amen.