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O humble St. Joseph of Cupertino, Creator of all things, true source of Light and Wisdom, St. Jude, stay with me. Though the journey of
singularly favoured by God in lofty source of all Being, graciously let a ray of Your learning is long and often difficult, your quiet
overcoming the difficulties of study and Brilliance penetrate into the darkness of my presence gives me courage. Sustain my trust in
the worries of examinations, implore understanding and take from me the double darkness in myself, my teachers, and fellow students. Help me to
the Holy Spirit to enlighten my mind which I have been born, sin and ignorance.
let go of my fears and believe in the growth that is
and strengthen my memory in the
Give me a sharp sense of understanding, a retentive happening, even though I may not see it the right
search of His truth and wisdom. Help
memory, and the ability to grasp things correctly and away. As I embark again on this mission of study, I
me especially in the decisive moments
fundamentally. Grant me the talent of being exact in my ask for the grace to be wise in mind and word,
of this examination, protecting me from
explanations, and the ability to express myself with compassionate at heart, and full of energy and zeal
that forgetfulness and disturbing
thoroughness and charm. as I seek to learn the ways of Gods world and come
anxiety which often affect me. May
to understand how my gifts may serve their best
everything that I attempt to learn in Point out the beginning, direct the progress, help in the
life be offered in faithful service to God, purpose. Amen.
from whom flows that wisdom which
leads to eternal life. Amen. THROUGH CHRIST, OUR LORD
Saint Thomas Aquinas
St. Joseph of Cupertino pray for me,
Our Lady of Good Studies pray for me, PRAYER BEFORE STUDY
Holy Spirit enlighten me!
O Mary, Mother of fair love, of fear, of knowledge,
St. Joseph of Cupertino The Flying Friar and of holy hope, by whose loving care and
Memorial 18 September intercession many, otherwise poor in intellect, have
wonderfully advanced in knowledge and in holiness,
Remember, when you succeed in the exams thee do I choose as the guide and patroness of my
then you should thank St. Joseph of studies; and I humbly implore, through the deep
Cupertino and help make known his tenderness of thy maternal love, and especially
powerful intercession among other
through that eternal Wisdom who deigned to take
from thee our flesh and who gifted thee beyond all
the saints with heavenly light, that thou wouldst
obtain for me by thy intercession the grace of the
Holy Spirit that I may be able to grasp with strong
intellect, retain in memory, proclaim by word and
deed, and teach others all things which bring honor
to thee and to thy Son, and which for me and for
others are salutary for eternal life. Amen.