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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Novena to St. Anne , Mother of the Blessed Virgin -Day 4 -

( 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. Anne,
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

Fourth Day

Good St. Ann, you offered your pure and holy daughter Mary
in the temple with faith, piety and love.
By the happiness which then filled your heart,
I beg you to present me to your Grandson Jesus.
Offered by you,
I will be agreeable in His sight.

Kind St. Ann, take me forever under your protection.
Deliver me from the temptations which continually assail me.
Above all, attend me in my last hour.
As I lie on my deathbed,
be present with your daughter to console and strengthen me.

Holy Mary and good St. Ann,
show yourselves to be mothers indeed
by obtaining for me the grace of a good death.
When my soul goes forth,
lead it to God’s tribunal so that,
by your powerful help and intercession,
it may obtain a favorable judgment.Amen

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