FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION – DECEMBER, 8th
Novena to the Immaculate Conception begins on Fri. 25th November and ends on December 7th.
Following is a Novena Prayer to the Immaculata:
I greet you, ever-blessed Virgin, Mother of God, throne of grace, miracle of almighty power! I greet you sanctuary
of the most Holy Trinity and Queen of the Universe, Mother of mercy and refuge of sinners! Most loving Mother, attracted by your beauty and sweetness, and by your tender compassion, I confidently turn to you, and beg of you to obtain for me of your dear Son the favour I request in this novena (here mention your request).
Obtain for me also, Queen of Heaven, the most lively contrition for my many sins and the grace to imitate closely those virtues which you practiced so faithfully, especially humility, purity, and obedience. Above all, I beg you to be my mother and protectress, to receive me into the number of your devoted children and to guide me from your high throne of glory. Do not reject my petitions, Mother of mercy! Have pity on me, and do not abandon me during life or at the moment of my death..
Daughter of the Eternal Father, Mother of the Eternal Son, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, temple of the adorable Trinity, pray for me. Immaculate and tender Heart of Mary, refuge of the needy and hope of sinners, filled with the most lively respect, love and gratitude, I devote myself forever to your service, and I offer you my heart with all that I am and all that belongs to me. Accept this offering, sweet Queen of Heaven and earth, and obtain for me of your dear Son, Jesus Christ, the favours I ask through your intercession in this novena. Obtain for me also a tender, generous, constant
love of God, perfect submission to his adorable will, the true spirit of a
Christian, and the grace of final perseverance.
CLOSING PRAYER OF IDENTIFICATION WITH THE IMMACULATA
O Immaculate Conception, Mary, my Mother, live in me, act in me, speak in and through me. Think your thoughts in my mind, love through my heart. Give me your own dispositions and feelings. Teach, lead and guide me to Jesus, Correct, enlighten and expand my entire personality and life. Replace me with yourself. Incline me to constant adoration and thanksgiving, pray in and through me. Let me live in you and keep me in this union always.