Novenas to Our Lady

For the Novena to the Infant Mary (link at the bottom of the page).

How fitting it is, for the Novena to the Infant Mary to end on the same day that the Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows begins. It is the purity of the Immaculate Conception that made her suffering so intense in the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, her Son.

How much our Lady will reward you for contemplating her virtues and the immensity of her sorrows. Be attentive to the love of her heart, the pangs of this dear Mother. Be strengthened, for in her is the Lamentation fulfilled (Lam. 1:12): O all ye that pass by the way, attend, and see if there be any sorrow like to my sorrow.

Prayers for the First Day of the Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows

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In honor of the First Sorrow: the Prophecy of Simeon

Most Sorrowful Mother, grief filled was your heart when, on offering your divine Son at the temple, Holy Simeon foretold that a sword would pierce your soul. There and then you knew you would suffer with Jesus.

Queen of Martyrs, let me unite my heart to yours in this pain, and ask you the grace to keep the thought of my death in mind, so I may always avoid sin.

Hail Mary…

Prayer to Our Lady for a particular grace

O, mother most holy and sorrowful, Queen of Martyrs, you who stood by your Son as He agonized on the Cross; by the sufferings of your life, by that sword of pain that pierced your heart, by your perfect joy in heaven, look down on me kindly as I kneel before you, sympathizing with your sorrows and offering you my petition with childlike trust.

[Mention your petition here]

Dear Mother, since your Son refuses you nothing, ask of His Sacred Heart to mercifully grant what I ask, through the merits of His sacred passion, along with those of your sufferings at the foot of the Cross.

Mother most merciful, to whom shall I go in my misery if not to you who pities us poor sinful exiles in this valley of tears? In our name, offer Jesus but one drop of His most precious Blood, but one pang of His loving Heart. Remind Him that you are our sweetness, our life, and our hope, and your prayer will be heard. Amen.

The Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy clemency, hear and answer me. Amen.

For the Novena prayers to the Infant Mary, the 9th day: click HERE

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