Novena Starts: 23 May | Feast day: 1 June

Novena to Mary, Mother of the Church

*Prayer to Mary, Mother of the Church and Mother of our faith by Pope Francis.

Prayer Text

Mother, help our faith! Open our ears to hear God’s word and to recognise his voice and call. Awaken in us a desire to follow in his footsteps, to go forth from our own land and to receive his promise. Help us to be touched by his love, that we may touch him in faith. Help us to entrust ourselves fully to him and to believe in his love, especially at times of trial, beneath the shadow of the cross, when our faith is called to mature. Sow in our faith the joy of the Risen One. Remind us that those who believe are never alone. Teach us to see all things with the eyes of Jesus, that he may be light for our path. And may this light of faith always increase in us, until the dawn of that undying day which is Christ himself, your Son, our Lord! * (Here state your intention) Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be… Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy our life, our sweetness and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to you do we send up our sighs mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy towards us, and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus O clement, O loving O sweet Virgin Mary.


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