First Saturday and Novena day 3

To begin:

The Christmas Novena started yesterday with the Feast of Saint Andrew, wherein the following prayer is prayed 15x a day, until Christmas day. I usually pray it 5x with each Angelus throughout the day.

Christmas Novena:

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.


Novena to the Immaculate Conception

Prayer to the Immaculate Conception

O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, didst prepare a worthy dwelling place for Thy Son, we beseech Thee that, as by the foreseen death of this, Thy Son, Thou didst preserve her from all stain, so too Thou wouldst permit us, purified through her intercession, to come unto Thee. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who livest and reignest with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.

Day 3:

O Blessed Virgin Mary, glory of the Christian people, joy of the universal Church and Mother of Our Lord, speak for us to the Heart of Jesus, who is thy Son and our brother. O Mary, who by your holy Immaculate Conception didst enter the world free from stain, in thy mercy obtain for us from Jesus the special favor which we now so earnestly seek…

(State your intention) 

O Mary, the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ, thou didst have influence with thy Divine Son whilst upon this earth; thou hast the same influence now in heaven. Pray for us and obtain for us from him the granting of this petition, if it be the Divine Will. Amen.


And now the First Saturday devotions can be found: HERE

N.B. Please prayerfully consider donating to the Books 4 Seminarians campaign: HERE. Those who give over $150 will receive a free copy of the book of meditations on the Passion and your choice of one of my hardcover publications: Devotion to the Blessed Virgin or Flowers of the Passion


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