Prayers & Novenas

Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes

A novena is a nine day period of private or public prayer in the Catholic Church. It is a spiritual exercise to bolster the devotion and piety of the faithful. Often, it is prayed to obtain special graces or with special petitions in mind. We invite you to join our Lourdes Family and pray the Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes in the nine days leading up to February 11th, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. To pray the novena, first recite the Opening Prayer. Then, recite the appropriate prayer for each of the nine days. Please know that you and your intentions are included in the prayers of our community.

Be blessed, O most pure Virgin, for having vouchsafed to manifest your shining with life, sweetness and beauty, in the Grotto of Lourdes, saying to the child, St. Bernadette: “I am the Immaculate Conception.” A thousand times we congratulate you upon your Immaculate Conception. And now, O ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of mercy, Health of the sick, Refuge of sinners, Comforter of the afflicted, you know our wants, our troubles, our sufferings deign to cast upon us a look of mercy.

By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes, you were pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary, whence you dispense your favors, and already many have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and physical. We come, therefore, with the most unbounded confidence to implore your maternal intercession. Obtain for us, O loving Mother, the granting of our request.

(make your request)

Through gratitude for your favors, we will endeavor to imitate your virtues, that we may one day share your glory.

Our Lady of Lourdes, Mother of Christ, you had influence with your divine son while upon earth. You have the same influence now in Heaven. Pray for us; obtain for us from your Divine Son our special requests if it be the Divine Will. Amen.

 

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

O Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, virgin and mother, queen of heaven, chosen from all eternity to be the Mother of the Eternal Word and in virtue of this title preserved from original sin, we kneel before you as did little Bernadette at Lourdes and pray with childlike trust in you that as we contemplate your glorious appearance at Lourdes, you will look with mercy on our present petition and secure for us a favorable answer to the request for which we are making this novena.

(make your request)

O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

Be blessed, O most pure Virgin, for having vouchsafed to manifest yourself shining with light, sweetness and beauty, in the Grotto of Lourdes, saying to the child Saint Bernadette: “I am the Immaculate Conception!” O Mary Immaculate, inflame our hearts with one ray of the burning love of your pure heart Let them be consumed with love for Jesus and for you, in order that we may merit one day to enjoy your glorious eternity. O dispenser of His graces here below, take into your keeping and present to your Divine Son the petition for which we are making this novena.

(make your request)

O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

“You are all fair, O Mary, and there is in you no stain of original sin.”

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. O brilliant star of sanctity, as on that lovely day, upon a rough rock in Lourdes you spoke to the child Bernadette and a fountain broke from the plain earth and miracles happened and the great shrine of Lourdes began, so now I beseech you to hear our fervent prayer and do, we beseech you, grant us the petition we now so earnestly seek.

(make your request)

O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious  in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

O Immaculate Queen of Heaven, we your wayward, erring children, join our unworthy prayers of praise and thanksgiving to those of the angels and saints and your own-the One, Holy, and Undivided Trinity may be glorified in heaven and on earth. Our Lady of Lourdes, as you looked down with love and mercy upon Bernadette as she prayed her rosary in the grotto, look down now, we beseech you, with love and mercy upon us. From the abundance of graces granted you by your Divine Son, sweet Mother of God, give to each of us all that your motherly heart sees we need and at this moment look with special favor on the grace we seek in this novena.

(make your request)

O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your  assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

O Mary Immaculate, Mother of God and our mother, from the heights of your dignity look down mercifully upon us while we, full of confidence in your unbounded goodness and confident that your Divine Son will look favorably upon any request you make of Him in our behalf, we beseech you to come to our aid and secure for us the favor we seek in this novena.

(make your request)

O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your  assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

O glorious Mother of God, so powerful under your special title of Our Lady of Lourdes, to you we raise our hearts and hands to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the gracious Heart of Jesus all the helps and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare and for the special favor we so earnestly seek in this novena.

(make your request)

O Lady of Bernadette, with the stars of heaven in your hair and the roses of earth at your feet, look with compassion upon us today as you did so long ago on Bernadette in the Grotto of Lourdes.

O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious  in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

O Almighty God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary did prepare a worthy dwelling place for your Son, we humbly beseech you that as we contemplate the apparition of Our Lady in the Grotto of Lourdes, we may be blessed with health of mind and body.  O most gracious Mother Mary, beloved Mother of Our Lord and Redeemer, look with favor upon us as you did that day on Bernadette and intercede with him for us that the favor we now so earnestly seek may be granted to us.

(make your request)

O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your  assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

O Immaculate Mother of God, from heaven itself you came to appear to the little Bernadette in the rough Grotto of Lourdes! And as Bernadette knelt at your feet and the miraculous spring burst forth and as multitudes have knelt ever since before your shrine, O Mother of God, we kneel before you today to ask that in your mercy you plead with your Divine Son to grant the special favor we seek in this novena.

(make your request)

O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your  assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

O glorious Mother of God, to you we raise our hearts and hands to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the benign Heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly for the grace of a happy death. O Mother of our Divine Lord, as we conclude this novena for the special favor we seek at this time.

(make your request)

We feel animated with confidence that your prayers in our behalf will be graciously heard. O Mother of My Lord, through the love you bear to Jesus Christ and for the glory of His Name, hear our prayers and obtain our petitions.

O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

Novena to the Immaculate Conception

We invite you to join our Lourdes Family in praying the Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes in the nine days leading up to December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. First, recite the Prayer to the Immaculate Conception. Then, recite the appropriate prayer for each of the nine days. If you wish, add the Litany of the Blessed Virgin! 

Prayer to the Immaculate Conception 

 
O God, who by the Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
did prepare a worthy dwelling place for Your Son,
we beseech You that, as by the foreseen death of this, Your Son,
You did preserve Her from all stain,
so, too, You would permit us,
purified through Her intercession, to come unto You.
through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, world without end. Amen.
 
O Mary, Conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
O Mary, Conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
O Mary, Conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
 
O most Holy Virgin,
who was pleasing to the Lord and became His mother,
immaculate in body and spirit, in faith and in love,
look kindly on Lourdes Volunteers as we implore your powerful intercession.
 
O most Holy Mother,
who by your blessed Immaculate Conception,
from the first moment of your conception
did crush the head of the enemy,
receive our prayers as we implore you
to present at the throne of God the favor we now request…
  
– NOVENA INTENTION –
Blessed Mother, Immaculate from the first moment of your Conception,
we humbly ask you to intercede to your Son for Lourdes Volunteers,
that we may have the grace to humbly serve you in all who we meet
as we spread the Gospel Message of Lourdes.
Confidently, we come before you and pray for your powerful intercession.
 

O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ,
you had influence with your Divine Son while upon this earth;
you have the same influence now in heaven.

Pray for Lourdes Volunteers and obtain for us from Him
the granting of our petition if it be the Divine Will. 

Amen.

O Mary, ever blessed Virgin,
Mother of God, Queen of angels and of saints,
we salute you with the most profound veneration and filial
devotion as we contemplate your holy Immaculate Conception, 

We thank you for your maternal protection and for the many blessings that Lourdes Volunteers has received through your wondrous mercy and most powerful intercession. In all our necessities we have recourse to you with unbounded confidence. O Mother of Mercy, we beseech you now to hear
our prayer and to obtain for Lourdes Volunteers of your Divine Son the favor that we so earnestly request in this novena…

– NOVENA INTENTION –
Blessed Mother, Immaculate from the first moment of your Conception,
we humbly ask you to intercede to your Son for Lourdes Volunteers,
that we may have the grace to humbly serve you in all who we meet
as we spread the Gospel Message of Lourdes.
Confidently, we come before you and pray for your powerful intercession.
 

O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ,
you had influence with your Divine Son while upon this earth;
you have the same influence now in heaven.

Pray for Lourdes Volunteers and obtain for us from Him
the granting of our petition if it be the Divine Will. 

Amen.

O Blessed Virgin Mary,
glory of the Christian people,
joy of the universal Church and Mother of Our Lord,
speak for us to the Heart of Jesus,
who is your Son and our brother.

O Mary, who by your holy Immaculate Conception
did enter the world free from stain,
in your mercy obtain for Lourdes Volunteers from Jesus the special favor which we now so earnestly seek…

 
– NOVENA INTENTION –
Blessed Mother, Immaculate from the first moment of your Conception,
we humbly ask you to intercede to your Son for Lourdes Volunteers,
that we may have the grace to humbly serve you in all who we meet
as we spread the Gospel Message of Lourdes.
Confidently, we come before you and pray for your powerful intercession.
 

O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ,
you had influence with your Divine Son while upon this earth;
you have the same influence now in heaven.

Pray for Lourdes Volunteers and obtain for us from Him
the granting of our petition if it be the Divine Will. 

Amen.

O Mary, Mother of God,
endowed in your glorious Immaculate Conception
with the fullness of grace;
unique among women in that you are both mother and virgin;
Mother of Christ and Virgin of Christ,
Lourdes Volunteers asks you
to look upon us with a tender heart from your throne
and listen to our prayers as we earnestly ask
that you obtain for Lourdes Volunteers
the favor for which we now plead…

– NOVENA INTENTION –
Blessed Mother, Immaculate from the first moment of your Conception,
we humbly ask you to intercede to your Son for Lourdes Volunteers,
that we may have the grace to humbly serve you in all who we meet
as we spread the Gospel Message of Lourdes.
Confidently, we come before you and pray for your powerful intercession.
 

O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ,
you had influence with your Divine Son while upon this earth;
you have the same influence now in heaven.

Pray for Lourdes Volunteers and obtain for us from Him
the granting of our petition if it be the Divine Will. 

Amen.

 

O Lord, who,
by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary,
did prepare a fitting dwelling for your Son,
we beseech you that as by the foreseen death of your Son,
you did preserve her from all stain of sin,
grant that through her intercession,
Lourdes Volunteers may be favored with the granting of the
grace that we seek for at this time…
 
– NOVENA INTENTION –
Blessed Mother, Immaculate from the first moment of your Conception,
we humbly ask you to intercede to your Son for Lourdes Volunteers,
that we may have the grace to humbly serve you in all who we meet
as we spread the Gospel Message of Lourdes.
Confidently, we come before you and pray for your powerful intercession.
 

O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ,
you had influence with your Divine Son while upon this earth;
you have the same influence now in heaven.

Pray for Lourdes Volunteers and obtain for us from Him
the granting of our petition if it be the Divine Will. 

 
Amen.

Glorious and immortal Queen of Heaven,
we profess our firm belief in your Immaculate Conception
preordained for you in the merits of your Divine Son.
We rejoice with you in your Immaculate Conception.
To the one ever-reigning God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, three in Person, one in nature,
we offer thanks for your blessed Immaculate Conception. 

O Mother of the Word made Flesh, listen to our petition at Lourdes Volunteers as we ask this special grace during this novena…

 – NOVENA INTENTION –

Blessed Mother, Immaculate from the first moment of your Conception,
we humbly ask you to intercede to your Son for Lourdes Volunteers,
that we may have the grace to humbly serve you in all who we meet
as we spread the Gospel Message of Lourdes.
Confidently, we come before you and pray for your powerful intercession.
 
O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ,
you had influence with your Divine Son while upon this earth;
you have the same influence now in heaven.
 
Pray for Lourdes Volunteers and obtain for us from Him
the granting of our petition if it be the Divine Will. 
 
Amen.
O Immaculate Virgin, 
Mother of God, and my mother, 
from the sublime heights of your dignity 
turn your merciful eyes upon Lourdes Volunteers while we, 
full of confidence in your bounty and keeping in mind
your Immaculate Conception and fully conscious of your power, 
beg of you to come to our aid
and ask your Divine Son to grant Lourdes Volunteers
the favor we earnestly seek in this novena…
if it be beneficial for our immortal souls
and the souls for whom we pray and serve
in your ministry given to us.
 
– NOVENA INTENTION –
Blessed Mother, Immaculate from the first moment of your Conception,
we humbly ask you to intercede to your Son for Lourdes Volunteers,
that we may have the grace to humbly serve you in all who we meet
as we spread the Gospel Message of Lourdes.
Confidently, we come before you and pray for your powerful intercession.
 
O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ,
you had influence with your Divine Son while upon this earth;
you have the same influence now in heaven.
 
Pray for Lourdes Volunteers and obtain for us from Him 
the granting of our petition if it be the Divine Will. 
 
Amen.
O Most gracious Virgin Mary,
beloved Mother of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer,
intercede with Him for Lourdes Volunteers
that we be granted the favor
which we petition for so earnestly in this novena…

O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
we feel animated with confidence
that your prayers in our behalf
will be graciously heard before the throne of God.

O Glorious Mother of God,
in memory of your joyous Immaculate Conception,
hear our prayers and obtain for Lourdes Volunteers our petition.

 
– NOVENA INTENTION –
Blessed Mother, Immaculate from the first moment of your Conception,
we humbly ask you to intercede to your Son for Lourdes Volunteers,
that we may have the grace to humbly serve you in all who we meet
as we spread the Gospel Message of Lourdes.
Confidently, we come before you and pray for your powerful intercession.
 
O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ,
you had influence with your Divine Son while upon this earth;
you have the same influence now in heaven.
 
Pray for Lourdes Volunteers and obtain for us from Him
the granting of our petition if it be the Divine Will.
 
Amen.
O Mother of the King of the Universe,
most perfect member of the human race,
“our tainted nature’s solitary boast,”
we turn to you as our mother, advocate, and mediatrix.
 
O Holy Mary,
assist Lourdes Volunteers in our present necessity.
By your Immaculate Conception,
 
O Mary conceived without sin,
we humbly beseech you from the bottom of our heart
to intercede for us with your Divine Son
and ask that Lourdes Volunteers
be granted the favor for which we now plead…
 
– NOVENA INTENTION –
Blessed Mother, Immaculate from the first moment of your Conception,
we humbly ask you to intercede to your Son for Lourdes Volunteers,
that we may have the grace to humbly serve you in all who we meet
as we spread the Gospel Message of Lourdes.
Confidently, we come before you and pray for your powerful intercession.
 
O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ,
you had influence with your Divine Son while upon this earth;
you have the same influence now in heaven.
 
Pray for Lourdes Volunteers and obtain for us from Him
the granting of our petition if it be the Divine Will.
 
Amen.

Litany of the Blessed Virgin

 
Lord, have mercy on us
Christ, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy on us
Christ, hear us
Christ, graciously hear us
 
God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us,
God the Son, Redeemer of the World, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
 
Holy Mary, pray for us
Holy Mother of God, pray for us
Holy Virgin of virgins, …
Mother of Christ, …
Mother of Divine Grace, …
Mother most pure, …
Mother most chaste, …
Mother inviolate, …
Mother undefiled, …
Mother most amiable, …
Mother most admirable, …
Mother of good counsel, …
Mother of our Creator, …
Mother of our Savior, …
Virgin most prudent, …
Virgin most venerable, …
Virgin most renowned, …
Virgin most powerful, …
Virgin most merciful, …
Virgin most faithful, …
Mirror of justice, …
Seat of wisdom, …
Cause of our joy, …
Spiritual vessel, …
Vessel of honor, …
Singular vessel of devotion, …
Mystical rose, …
Tower of David, …
Tower of ivory, …
House of gold, …
Ark of the covenant, …
Gate of heaven, …
Morning star, …
Health of the sick, …
Refuge of sinners, …
Comforter of the afflicted, …
Help of Christians, …
Queen of Angels, …
Queen of Patriarchs, …
Queen of Prophets, …
Queen of Apostles, …
Queen of Martyrs, …
Queen of Confessors, …
Queen of Virgins, …
Queen of all Saints, …
Queen conceived without original sin, …
Queen assumed into heaven, …
Queen of the most holy Rosary, …
Queen of Peace, …
 
Lamb of God,
who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord, Lamb of God,
who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord, Lamb of God,
who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
 
Grant we beseech Thee, O Lord God,
that we, Thy servants,
may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body:
and, by the glorious intercession of the blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
be delivered from present sorrow and enjoy eternal gladness.
Through Christ, our Lord.
 
 
Amen.

Memorare

 Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes

Oh ever immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, Comfortess of the Afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings. Look upon me with mercy. When you appeared in the grotto of Lourdes, you made it a privileged Sanctuary where you dispense your favors, and where many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal. I come, therefore, with unbounded confidence to implore your maternal intercession. My loving Mother, obtain my request. I will try to imitate your virtues so that I may one day share your company and bless you in eternity. Amen.