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Novena of the Three Hail Mary's

Oh, Immaculate Mary, Virgin most Powerful, I beseech you, through that immense Power which you have received from the Eternal Father, obtain for me Purity of heart, - Strength to overcome all the enemies of my soul; -and the special favour I implore in my present necessity.  (State your special favour request)

 

Mother most pure! Forsake me not, despise not my prayer, graciously hear me for God's glory, your honor, and the welfare of my soul.

 

To obtain this favour I honor your Power by reciting:

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.

 

Amen.

 

Oh Virgin Mary, My Mother, through that ineffable Wisdom bestowed upon you by the Incarnate Word of God, I humbly beseech you, obtain for me Meekness and humility of heart; - a perfect knowledge of the divine Will and strength to accomplish it always.

 

Oh Mary, Seat of Wisdom; as a tender Mother lead me in the path of Christian Virtue and perfection; enlighten and enable me to do what is most pleasing to your beloved Son and obtain my petition. 

 

​To obtain this grace I honor your Wisdom by reciting: 

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. 

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death. 

 

Amen.

 

Oh, Mother of Mercy, Mother of penitent sinners, I stand before you sinful and sorrowful, beseeching you through the immense Love given to you by the Holy Spirit for us poor sinners, obtain for me true and perfect contrition for my sins, which I hate and detest with all my heart, because I love God.   Mother most Merciful, help me in my present necessity. Turn, then those eyes of Mercy toward us, Oh Clement, Oh Loving oh Sweet Virgin Mary! 

 

​To obtain this precious gift, I honor Your Loving Mercy by reciting: 

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. 

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death. 

 

Amen.

Novena to Our Lady of Knock

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Give praise to the Father Almighty,
To His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord,
To the Spirit who lives in our hearts,
both now and forever. Amen.

Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress, and comforted them in sorrow. You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your divine Son, remembering His promise, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find."

Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to heaven. Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those who live with me. Comfort me when I am sick, lonely or depressed.

Teach me how to take part ever more reverently in the Holy Mass. Give me a greater love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Pray for me now, and at the hour of my death. Amen.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world;
Have mercy on us.


Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
Have mercy of us.


Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
Grant us peace.

St. Joseph,
Chosen by God to be The Husband of Mary,
The Protector of the Holy Family,
The Guardian of the Church.
Protect our families
In their work and recreation
And Guard us on our journey through life.

(Repeat - Lamb of God, etc.)

St. John,
Beloved Disciple of the Lord,
Faithful priest,
Teacher of the Word of God.
Help us to hunger for the Word.
To be loyal to the Mass
And to love one another.

(Repeat - Lamb of God, etc.)

Our Lady of Knock, pray for us
Refuge of Sinners, pray for us
Queen Assumed into Heaven, pray for us
Mother of Nazareth, pray for us
Queen of Virgins, pray for us
Help of Christians, pray for us
Health of the Sick, pray for us
Queen of Peace pray, for us
Our Lady, Queen and Mother, pray for us
Our Lady, Mother of the Church, pray for us

(Here mention your own special intentions)

With the Angels and Saints let us pray:
Give praise to the Father Almighty,
To His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord.
To the Spirit who lives in our hearts,
Both now and forever. Amen.

Novena to our Lady of Hope

I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth; in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come to me all that desire me and be filled with my fruits (Sirach 24: 24-26). 

O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Grace, Hope of the world.   Hear us, your children, who cry to you.

Let us pray,

O God, who by the marvellous protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary has strengthened us firmly in hope, grant we beseech You, that by persevering in prayer at her admonition, we may obtain the favours we devoutly implore. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

 

Prayer to Our Lady of Hope

O Mary, my Mother, I kneel before you with heavy heart. The burden of my sins oppresses me. The knowledge of my weakness discourages me. I am beset by fears and temptations of every sort. Yet I am so attached to the things of this world that instead of longing for Heaven I am filled with dread at the thought of death. 


O Mother of Mercy, have pity on me in my distress. You are all-powerful with your Divine Son. He can refuse no request of your Immaculate Heart. Show yourself a true Mother to me by being my advocate before His throne. O Refuge of Sinners and Hope of the Hopeless, to whom shall I turn if not you?  Obtain for me, then, O Mother of Hope, the grace of true sorrow for my sins, the gift of perfect resignation to God's Holy Will, and the courage to take up my cross and follow Jesus. Beg of His Sacred Heart the special favour that I ask in this novena.

(State your request)

But above all I pray, O dearest Mother, that through your most powerful intercession my heart may be filled with Holy Hope, so that in life's darkest hour I may never fail to trust in God my Saviour, but by walking in the way of His commandments I may merit to be united with Him, and with you in the eternal joys of Heaven. Amen. 

Mary, our Hope, have pity on us.

Hope of the Hopeless, pray for us.

Say 3 Hail Marys.

Devotion to Our Lady of Hope is one of the oldest Marian devotions. The first shrine bearing that title was erected at Mezieres in the year 930.

On January 17, 1871, Our Lady of Hope appeared in the French village of Pontmain.  There she revealed herself as the 'Madonna of the Crucifix' and gave the world her message of 'Hope through Prayer and the Cross.'  The basilica built at Pontmain by the Oblates for Mary Immaculate is one of the great French pilgrimage sites, noted for its miracles of grace.  The Oblate Fathers introduced the devotion to America in 1952. Novena devotions are maintained at the Shrine of Our Lady of Hope, Oblate Fathers' Noviciate and Infirmary, Tewksbury, Massachusetts.
 

Novena of the Miraculous Medal

O Immaculate Virgin Mary, 
Mother of Our Lord Jesus and our Mother, 
penetrated with the most lively confidence in your all-powerful and never-failing intercession, manifested so often through the Miraculous Medal, 
we your loving and trustful children implore you to obtain for us the graces and favors we ask during this novena, 
if they be beneficial to our immortal souls, 
and the souls for whom we pray. 
(Here state your petition)

 

You know, O Mary, how often our souls have been the sanctuaries of your Son who hates iniquity. 
Obtain for us then a deep hatred of sin and that purity of heart which will attach us to God alone so that our every thought, word and deed may tend to His greater glory. 
Obtain for us also a spirit of prayer and self-denial that we may recover by penance what we have lost by sin and at length attain to that blessed abode where you are the Queen of angels and of men. 

 

Amen.