Novena To The Infant Mary

Say these prayers ever day for 9 days in a row.

Holy Child Mary of the royal house of David,
Queen of the angels,
Mother of grace and love,
I greet you with all my heart.
Obtain for me the grace to love the Lord faithfully
during all the days of my life.
Obtain for me, too,
a great devotion to you,
who are the first creature of God’s love.

Hail Mary, full of grace…

O heavenly Child Mary,
who like a pure dove was born immaculate and beautiful,
true prodigy of the wisdom of God,
my soul rejoices in you.
Oh! Do help me to preserve the angelic virtue of purity
at the cost of any sacrifice.

Hail Mary, full of grace…

Hail, lovely and holy Child,
spiritual garden of delight,
where, on the day of the Incarnation,
the tree of life was planted,
assist me to avoid the poisonous fruit of vanity
and pleasures of the world.
Help me to engraft into my soul the thoughts,
feelings, and virtues of your Divine Son.

Hail Mary, full of grace…

Hail, admirable Child Mary,
Mystical Rose, closed garden,
open only to the heavenly Spouse.
O Lily of paradise,
make me love the humble and hidden life;
let the heavenly Spouse find the gate of my heart
always open to the loving calls
of His graces and inspiration.

Hail Mary, full of grace…

Holy Child Mary, mystical dawn,
gate of heaven, you are my trust and hope.
O powerful advocate,
from your cradle stretch out your hand,
support me on the path of life.
Make me serve God with ardor and constancy
until death and so reach an eternity with you.

Hail Mary, full of grace…


Blessed Child Mary,
destined to be the Mother of God and our loving Mother,
by the heavenly graces you lavish upon us,
mercifully listen to my supplications.
In the needs which press upon me from every side
and especially in my present tribulation,
I place all my trust in you.

O holy Child,
by the privileges granted to you alone
and by the merits which you have acquired,
show that the source of spiritual favors
and the continuous benefits
which you dispense are inexhaustible,
because your power with the Heart of God is unlimited.

Deign through the immense profusion of graces
with which the Most High has enriched you
from the first moment of your Immaculate Conception,
grant me, O Celestial Child, my petition,
and I shall eternally praise the goodness
of your Immaculate Heart.

[IMPRIMATUR: In Curia Archiep. Mediolani, 31 August 1931, Can. CAVEZZALI, Pro Vic. Gen]