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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Novena to St. Anne , Mother of the Blessed Virgin -Day 2-

( everyone is welcome to join in praying St. Anne Novena daily until the feast day of St. Anne )
In this novena to St. Anne we ask for help from our Blessed Mother’s mother. St. Anne, the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary (pictured with Mary above), has long been honored by the faithful, including such illustrative figures in our church as St. Augustine, St. John Damascene, and St. Thomas Aquinas. Indeed, a renowned religious historian, the Italian cardinal Caesare Baronius, once wrote that “veneration of St. Anne is as ancient as the Church itself.”

Daily Prayer
O glorious St. Ann,
you are filled with compassion for those who invoke you
and with love for those who suffer!
Heavily burdened with the weight of my troubles,
I cast myself at your feet
and humbly beg of you to take the present intention
which I recommend to you in your special care.
Please recommend it to your daughter,
the Blessed Virgin Mary,
and place it before the throne of our Lord Jesus,
so that He may bring it to a happy issue.
Continue to intercede for me until my request is granted.
But, above all, obtain for me the grace one day
to see my God face to face,
and with you and Mary and all the saints and angels
to praise and bless Him for all eternity.Amen.
( here our prayer intention )
Our Father..Hail Mary..Glory Be

O Jesus, Holy Mary, St. Ann,
help me now and at the hour of my death.
Good St. Ann, intercede for me.Amen

Second Day

From the depths of my heart, good St. Ann,
I offer you my homage this day
and ask you to shelter me under the mantle of your motherly care.
You know, good mother, how much I love you,
how gladly I serve you,
how happy I am to praise you,
how eager I am to call on you in time of distress.

Good St. Ann,
be pleased to extend your helping hand in all my wants.
Listen to my prayers,
for I place my trust in your gracious bounty.
Make all my thoughts and desires worthy and righteous.

Jesus, I thank You for all the graces
which in Your infinite goodness You have lavished upon St. Ann;
for having chosen her,
among all women,
to be Your grandmother on earth and exalted her in heaven
with such great and miraculous powers.
In the name of her merits,
I humbly recommend myself to Your infinite mercy.Amen

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