Saturday, June 20, 2009

Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Mother of Mercy ......

There is one feast or a solemnity after another at this time in June. But for us these nine days are most special as the Novena in preparation for the Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help on the 27th, next Saturday. Our community of contemplative nuns was founded under the protection of Our Mother of Perpetual Help and our monastery bears her name. This icon dominates our chapel and we rejoice to welcome many during these days to share our devotion to Mary, the Mother of Jesus, under this title.

Should you wish to join us in the Novena, here is our simple prayer:

Novena Prayer
All: Holy Mary, help all in distress, encourage the fainthearted, console the sorrowful, be the advocate of all the clergy and religious, strengthen family life, bring peace to our world, intercede for all God’s holy people, let all feel your aid who implore your perpetual help.

Leader: Our Mother of Perpetual Help,
pray for us.

Response: That we may become worthy
of the promises of Christ.

All: O Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us your Mother Mary, whose miraculous image we venerate, to be our Mother ever ready to help us, grant we pray, that we who earnestly implore her aid may deserve to enjoy perpetually the fruit of your redemption. You who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.

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