Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes

Opening Prayer (repeat each day)

Be blessed, O most pure Virgin, for having vouchsafed to manifest thy shining glory with life, sweetness and beauty, in the Grotto of Lourdes, saying to the child, St. Bernadette: “I am the Immaculate Conception.” A thousand times we praise thee for Thine Immaculate Conception. And now, O ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, Health of the Infirm, Refuge of Sinners, Comforter of the Afflicted, thou knowest our wants, our troubles, and our sufferings; deign to cast upon us thy look of mercy.

By appearing in the grotto of Lourdes, thou wast pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary, from whence thou dost dispense thy favors, and already many have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and physical. We come, therefore, with the most unbounded confidence to implore thy maternal affection, and intercession. Obtain for us, O loving Mother, the request we beseech of thee… (state thy request)

Through gratitude for thy favors, we will endeavor to imitate thy virtues, that we may one day share thy glory. O Queen of Heaven.

O Mary Immaculate, O Mother of Christ, Thine influence was plentitudinous with thy Divine Son, while still upon earth. Do thou shine forth Thine influence ever present in Heaven. Pray for us, and obtain for us from thy Divine Son our special request, if it be His Will. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

The ninth day (the last day) of the Novena

O glorious Mother of God, to you we raise our hearts and hands to implore thy powerful intercession in obtaining from the benign Heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly for the grace of a happy death. O Mother of our Divine Lord, as we conclude this novena for the special favor we seek at this time. (again state thy request)

O Immaculate Mary, O Bernadette of Lourdes, we feel animated with confidence that thy prayers in our behalf will be graciously heard. O Mother of Our Lord, through the love thou bearest to Christ Jesus, and for the glory of His Holy Name, hear our prayers, and obtain our petitions.

O Brilliant star of purity, O Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in Thine Assumption, triumphant in thy Coronation, show unto us thy mercy, O Virgin Mary, O Queen of Heaven and Our Mother, and be our comfort, our hope, our strength, and our consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.


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