Hail Mary

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.

 

Our Lady of Lourdes

Mary, Mother of God, I firmly believe in the doctrine of Holy Mother Church concerning your Immaculate Conception: namely, that you were, in the first instant of your conception, by the singular grace and privilege of God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin.

Alone of all the children of Adam, you were gifted with the fullness of sanctifying grace that made you the object of a very special love on the part of God. How wonderful were the workings of Divine power to make you a fitting dwelling for the Redeemer of the world! With no tendency to evil, but with a deep yearning for the highest virtue, you glorified God more than all His other creatures. At the very instant of your conception your mind was filled with the light of God, and your will was entirely conformed to the Divine Will. You were always intimately united with God.

I thank God with you for these wonderful blessings. Help me to imitate your holiness to some degree. Your holiness was not the result of the privilege of your Immaculate Conception and sanctifying grace alone, but followed from your gift of yourself to God and your constant cooperation with His graces. Help me to be generous with God by turning to good account the graces that He ever bestows on me, and by rising promptly when I fall, with renewed confidence in His mercy.

Ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of mercy, health of the sick, refuge of sinners, comfort of Our Lady of Lourdes the afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings. Deign to cast upon me a look of mercy.

By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes, you were pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary, from which you dispense your favors; and already many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal. I come, therefore, with the most unbounded confidence to implore your maternal intercession.

Obtain, 0 loving Mother; the granting of my requests. Through gratitude for your favors, I will endeavor to imitate your virtues that I may one day share your glory.

Through your loving compassion shown to thousands of pilgrims who come to your shrine at Lourdes, and through your special love for your devoted client Bernadette, I ask for this grace if it be the Will of God: (Mention your request). Our Lady of Lourdes, aid me through your prayer with your Divine Son, to be a true child of yours, as Bernadette was, and to grow daily into your likeness. AMEN

 

Our Lady of Fatima Novena
(Nine consecutive days or nine consecutive hours)

Most Holy Virgin, who has deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three little shepherds the treasures of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary, inspire our hearts with a sincere love of this devotion, so that by meditating on the mysteries of our redemption that are recalled in it, we may gather the fruits and obtain the conversion of sinners, the conversion of Russia, and this favor that I so earnestly seek, (State Your Request) which I ask of you in this novena, for the greater glory of God, for your own honor, and for the good of all people. AMEN

 

Novena of the Three Hail Marys - EFFICACIOUS

I. 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 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 honour your Power by reciting one Hail Mary.

II. 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 one Hail Mary.

III. 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 honour your Loving Mercy by reciting one Hail Mary.

 

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