The novena to St Francis of Assisi is well known for his great miracles for the pets or animals of the world. The saint, who was a great man with a great love for them, is the perfect representative to begin this wonderful novena for animals.

Novena a San Francisco de Asís

Novena to St Francis of Assisi

Novenas are a way of talking to the saints in the form of a prayer. We can make various requests to improve our lives or the lives of our loved ones. In the case of the novena to St Francis of Assisi, we focus on helping our pets, as we all know that these creatures are an important part of the family, so we pray for them.

Novena a san francisco de aís para los animales

Another novena you may enjoy is the novena to St Roch, who shares St Francis’s love of animals.

How do you pray the novena to St Francis of Assisi?

Praying a novena is not something that can be learnt in a few minutes. That is why it is important to know the steps to follow when praying a prayer to a saint. Often we make mistakes, but today we bring you a series of tricks to make a good novena to St Francis of Assisi.


  • Be patient. Don’t expect your miracles to happen overnight. God’s timing is perfect, so be calm and leave everything in the hands of the Lord.
  • Organise your time. There is nothing worse than praying a novena against the clock, the mistake of being in a hurry when praying is quite common, but by organising your time and agenda you will be able to concentrate more on your prayer.
  • Have faith, without which nothing will work. Remember that God is the one who has the power to help you or not, so do not be confused and let yourself be guided by the Word of the Lord.

Novena to St Francis of Assisi for animals

Our animals are an important part of our family. It is always beneficial to pray for them, asking for their long life, health and well-being, so we offer you this novena dedicated to them.

  • Day 1, 2 and 3

O dear St Francis of Assisi.

On this day we pray for the health of

(insert name), so that

never let anything bad happen to him, on the contrary

on the contrary, give him as many blessings as you can

as you can, for he deserves so much

from us. Oh, my saint,

cover him with love and health so that he may accompany me

that he may accompany me during

long stay in this world.

I trust that you will do what is best for him

for him, for only you understand

animals on such a level. Amen.

If you are going through a tense moment with your pet, I recommend the prayer to St Francis of Assisi for sick pets. It is very powerful and safe, so its interpretation is suggested.

Days 4, 5 and 6

Oh, St Francis of Assisi,

you do not know how much I wish

(insert name)

to live a long and happy life.

Therefore, with this novena

I pray to you today with the greatest hope

greatest hope that you can

help me, please, I ask

for your intercession in his life.

Never let him lack anything,

because thanks to him I can be

a more compassionate and just person

and fairer to other people.

If your pet is lost, say the prayer for lost animals to St Francis of Assisi. It is very special and effective, you just need to have faith.

Day 7, 8, 9

Pets are more than a commodity

or a friend, they are part of our family.

Part of our family. Often people don’t know how to

how to coexist with these noble

with these noble creatures that

who put their lives in danger.

in danger. This novena to St Francis of

of Assisi prays to the saint for the healing of

for the healing of those who do not know how to

who do not know how to treat animals.


A saint closely related to animal life is St Anthony of Abbot, who was a good man and a religious.

Novena to St Francis for children

Praying a novena is not just for adults. On the contrary, children also want to know about God and his many miracles. On this day we bring you the novena to St Francis of Assisi for children, so that the little ones in the house can pray for their pets.

Day 1, 2 and 3

O Saint Francis of Assisi

I am only a little child

yet I know what it means to love

I have often seen

People can be cruel

even to those who least

deserve it. My childhood makes me

to see things from a purer

and more real perspective.

perspective. Therefore I ask for

the eternal protection of

(fill in name or petition)


Days 4, 5 and 6

O great and powerful St Francis of Assisi

on this day I pray to you for my studies

I am only a child, but I wish that this year

I will do very well at school this year. O you

who are holy, good and faithful, can help me

Help me to be better as the days go by.

as the days go by. For this I will pray every day in

in your name, for I believe in your word and in the magic

that you can bring to the world through it.

Day 7, 8 and 9

Health is very important

to me and my family. It is for them

I want to pray to you for today,

great saint. I know that you are

wonderful and good, so I want to pray

for the health of my parents

and mine. They are everything to me.

I would never want anything to happen to them,

so today I pray to you

to never let anything happen to them.


In the following video we have included another novena to St Francis of Assisi. Do it and try this beautiful prayer for nine days.