Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Impossible Novena Begins Soon...

Here's my post from last year. Technically the Feast of the Annunciation is transferred to next Monday, March 29th, but if you'd like to start the Novena nine months before Christmas, you could start it today...


There's a beautiful nine month novena that starts on the feast of the Annunciation, and ends on Christmas; commemorating the nine months that our saviour was in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It's fairly simple and easy to memorize. You pick three "impossible" intentions to pray for and I've heard (and experienced) many amazing stories of prayers answered.


Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us, most holy mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

All Virgin of the Incarnation, a thousand times we greet you, a thousand times we praise you for thy joy you had when God was incarnated in you. Because you are so powerful O Virgin and Mother of God, grant what we ask of you for the love of God.

[state your first intention]

Repeat all of the above for your second and third intentions

Remember, O most Gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of Virgins, my mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

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.

Blessed and praised be the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar, in Heaven, on earth and everywhere. Amen.

8 comments:

Meredith said...

Thank you for this one, it's beautiful!

Christine said...

Thank you for reposting the novena information. Happy Easter! Christ is risen! Alleluia!

Anonymous said...

Forgive me for my ignorance...do we pray this daily or on the 25th of each month? Thank you for sharing your faith!

Love2Learn Mom said...

Ah, a fair question! It's intended to be said daily for nine months.

Cheryl said...

Hi! My daughter sent this to me. I'm not familiar with it. Is it too late to start this? Thank you for your input and for posting this and calling us on to holiness through our intercession.

Cheryl said...

Hi! Thank you for posting this novena. Since I'm just seeing it now, is it too late to begin the novena? Blessings!

Jim price said...

I was told you have to walk when saying it is this true ?

Alicia VH said...

No, I don't believe that is true.