Immaculate Conception Novena: Day 6

The Saint Andrew Christmas Novena prayer: (to be said 15x a day until Christmas)

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.

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Day 6

Glorious and immortal Queen of Heaven, we profess our firm belief in thy Immaculate Conception preordained for thee in the merits of thy Divine Son. We rejoice with thee in thy Immaculate Conception. To the one ever-reigning God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, three in Person, one in nature, we offer thanks for thy blessed Immaculate Conception. O Mother of the Word made Flesh, listen to our petition as we ask this special grace during this novena…

(State your intention)

O Mary, the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ, thou hadst 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.

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

Immaculate Conception Novena: Day 5

The Saint Andrew Christmas Novena prayer: (to be said 15x a day until Christmas)

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.

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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 5

O Lord, who, by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, didst prepare a fitting dwelling for Thy Son, we beseech Thee that as by the foreseen death of Thy Son, Thou didst preserve her from all stain of sin, grant that through her intercession, we may be favored with the granting of the grace that we seek for at this time…

(State your intention)

O Mary, the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ, thou hadst 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.

Novena day 4

The Saint Andrew Christmas Novena prayer: (to be said 15x a day until Christmas)

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.

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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 4:

O Mary, Mother of God, endowed in thy glorious Immaculate Conception with the fullness of grace; unique among women in that thou art both mother and virgin; Mother of Christ and Virgin of Christ, we ask thee to look down with a tender heart from thy throne and listen to our prayers as we earnestly ask that thou obtain for us the favor for which we now plead…

(State your intention)

O Mary, the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ, thou hadst 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.

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.

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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.

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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

 

Feast of Saint Andrew; Novena: day 2

The Christmas Novena, also known as the Saint Andrew Novena, as it begins on his Feast (Nov. 30), is a good way to prepare for Christmas and remind us of our intentions during Advent.

The Novena consists of saying the below prayer 15 times daily from the Feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) to Christmas. I remember the joy I had on Christmas while reciting the prayer the first time I devoted myself to praying this Novena prayer. How beautiful it is to place ourselves humbly before the Manger of Our Lord on Christmas in the silence of the night. What joy!

The Saint Andrew Christmas Novena prayer:

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.

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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.

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Day 2:

O Mary, ever blessed Virgin, Mother of God, Queen of angels and of saints, we salute thee with the most profound veneration and filial devotion as we contemplate thy holy Immaculate Conception. We thank thee for thy maternal protection and for the many blessings that we have received through thy wondrous mercy and most powerful intercession. In all our necessities we have recourse to thee with unbounded confidence. O Mother of Mercy, we beseech thee now to hear our prayer and to obtain for us of thy Divine Son the favor that we so earnestly request in this novena…

(State your intention)

O Mary, the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ, thou hadst 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.

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

Novena to the Immaculate Conception: Day 1

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.

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Day 1:

O most Holy Virgin, who was pleasing to the Lord and became His mother, immaculate in body and spirit, in faith and in love, look kindly upon me as I implore thy powerful intercession. O most Holy Mother, who by thy blessed Immaculate Conception, from the first moment of thy conception didst crush the head of the enemy, receive our prayers as we implore thee to present at the throne of God the favor we now request…

(State your intention here)

O Mary, the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ, thou hadst 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 my petition, if it be the Divine Will. Amen.

[Stay tuned tomorrow for the daily prayer of in preparation for Christmas which begins on the Feast of Saint Andrew]

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.

#GivingTuesday for Filii Passionis

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As many of you know, I have for the past year had a campaign to provide copies of a 31-day book of meditations on the Passion of Our Lord. The meditations are from a book called the School of Jesus Crucified and are published in a pocket-size edition to provide ease and a go-to option for sustaining one’s mental prayer.

We are going through so much (as we always are) in the Church these days, and I think more and more are really “feeling” this because it is touching on the image and hope we place in these priests who are to be guiding us. So what she would do, pray and fast. And we should be finding ways to support young men and young priests, that they may be HOLY PRIESTS.

Over the past year, nearly 150 copies of these meditations have been given to seminarians, priests, and religious. I want to get this book into the hands of 500 more seminarians! I need your help with this!

Lord, grant us priests!

Lord, grant us many priests!

Lord, grant us many holy priests and religious vocations!

N.B. All benefactors, in every form, are remembered at the celebration of the Holy Mass in the extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite each month by a priest friend of mine.