Novena To Our Lady, Help Of Christians

FIRST DAY: (Begin on May 15)

Taking that sweet Ave, which from Gabriel came,
peace confirm within us, changing Eve’s name.

PRAYER:

Mary Most Holy,
Mother of goodness and mercy,
who with your visible help oftentimes
freed the Christian people from the assaults
and barbarism of Moslems,
I ask you, my Lady,
to deliver my soul from the onslaughts of the world,
the devil and the flesh;
and grant that I may obtain,

at all times, complete victory over the enemies of my soul.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

Mary, Help of Christians,
Pray for us.

SECOND DAY:

Hail, Star of the sea,
Blessed Mother of God,
ever fruitful Virgin,
happy gate of heaven.

PRAYER:

O Virgin Most Holy,
powerful help of Christians,
I confidently appeal to the throne of your mercy.
Hear the prayers of this poor sinner
that begs your help,
so I may always flee from sin
and from the occasions of sin.

Behold the first grace that I ask from this novena.

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

Mary, Help of Christians,
Pray for us.

THIRD DAY:

Show thyself our Mother
by taking our voice to the One
Who deigned to be born for us, from you.

PRAYER:

O Mary, my most sweet Mother,
you who are Queen of Martyrs,
through so many heroic acts of courage and fortitude,
which you performed on earth,
deign to instill in my heart
the necessary strength
to always serve you.

Help me to despise human respect,
and fulfill all my religious duties openly
and without shame;
may I remain your devout child at all times,
even unto death.

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

Mary, Help of Christians,
Pray for us.

FOURTH DAY:

Break the sinners’ fetters,
make our blindness day;
chase from us all evils,
for all blessings pray.

PRAYER:

O Mary, most powerful Queen,
who alone triumphed over the false doctrines
that sought to take away so many children
from the bosom of Holy Mother Church,
help me, I beg you,
to keep and preserve my faith firmly
and my heart pure amidst the snares
and venom of such harmful errors.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

Mary, Help of Christians,
Pray for us.

FIFTH DAY:

Keep our life all spotless,
make our way secure till we find in Jesus,
joy for evermore.

PRAYER:

O Mary, Queen of the Apostles,
take under thy precious protection
the Sacred Ministers and all the faithful
of the Catholic Church,
obtain for them the spirit of unity,
and fervent zeal for the salvation of souls;
particularly extend your loving help to missionaries,
so they may lead all peoples of the earth
to the true faith.

Thus may the world become one fold
under the guidance of only one Shepherd,
Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

Mary, Help of Christians,
Pray for us.

SIXTH DAY:

O Virgin unexcelled and most gentle,
make us meek and pure
and preserve us from evil.

PRAYER:

Mary, beloved Mother,
who showed your precious Patronage
in the triumph of Pope Pius VII,
extend your holy mantle over Holy Mother Church,
especially over her august head,
against the assaults of so many enemies;
deliver him from temporal sufferings
and assist him always
that he may securely steer the barque of Peter in Truth,
and overcome the proud waves attempting to sink it.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

Mary, Help of Christians,
Pray for us.

SEVENTH DAY:

Praise be to God, the Father,
the Son
and the Holy Spirit
now and forever.

Amen.

PRAYER:

O Mary, Mother of mercy,
who so often saved Christians from the plague
and other bodily scourges
by your powerful intercession,
help them and deliver them now
from the plague of impiety and irreligion,
which insinuates itself in a thousand ways
into their souls
keeping them from the Church and pious practices,
especially through sects,
the press and perverse schools.

I humbly ask you to help the good,
that they may persevere;
strengthen the weak;
call the wayward and sinners to repentance,
so that the Truth and the Kingdom of Jesus Christ
may triumph here on earth,
thus increasing your glory
and that of your Son,
and saving souls.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

Mary, Help of Christians,
Pray for us.

EIGHTH DAY:

What Eve had destroyed,
was created, through you, Holy Mary,
once again in the Son,
opening Heaven’s gate
and giving refuge to the downcast.

PRAYER:

O Mary, my most gracious Mother,
at all times so ready to be the help of Christians,
assist me with your powerful patronage
throughout my life
and especially at the hour of death.
Grant that, having loved and revered you on earth,
I may sing your mercies in Heaven.

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

Mary, Help of Christians,
Pray for us.

NINTH DAY:

Glorious Lady,
more brilliant than the sun,
at your breast you nourished
the God who created thee.

PRAYER:

O Mary, the Church’s spiritual pillar
and Help of Christians,
I beseech you to keep me firm in the Divine Faith,
and safeguard in me the freedom
and dignity of God’s children.

For my part I promise you
never to stain my soul with sin,
nor be a part of any society condemned by the Holy See.
I promise you to obey the perennial teachings of the Church,
since I want to live and die
within the bosom of the Catholic Religion,
the only one in which I can expect with certainty
my eternal salvation.

O God You who established the Mother of Your beloved Son
as Mother and Help of Christians,
grant, we beseech,
that we may live under Your protection,
and that the Church may rejoice in Your everlasting peace.

Through Our Lord Jesus Christ,
Your Son,
in union with the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

Mary, Help of Christians,
Pray for us.

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