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Friday, July 22, 2011

Novena to St. Anne , Mother of the Blessed Virgin -Day 5 -

( 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

Fifth Day

Hail, all-powerful Lady.
By God’s special favor,
grant consolation to those who invoke you.
Procure for them the eternal riches of heaven,
and like a good mother,
success in their temporal affairs as well.

Good St. Ann,
obtain my deliverance from the punishment
which my sins deserve.
Obtain for me success in my temporal affairs;
especially see to the salvation of my soul.

St. Ann, by your influence with Mary’s son Jesus,
you have won the gift of conversion for many sinners.
Will you then abandon me,
who have chosen you as my mother?
No, St. Ann. Your name alone,
which signifies grace,
assures me of the help of your prayers,
and these prayers will surely procure pardon and mercy from Jesus.
You will pray for me now and at the hour of my death..Amen

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