The Novena of Grace begins today: this nine-day devotion is offered through the intercession of St. Francis Xavier. I have included the prayers of the novena below; the photograph of the Xavier Family Castle in Spain was taken by William Campbell, S.J., the president of the school in which I work.
"O most kind and loving saint, in union with you I adore the most divine majesty. The memory of the favors with which God blessed you during life, and of your glory after death, fills me with joy . . . (see entire post at Nisi Dominus)