is customary to pray a Novena to the Immaculate Conception starting on
November 29 and ending on December 7, the Vigil of the Feast of the
Novena to the Immaculate Conception
Say once a day for nine days, starting on November
29 and ending on December 7
Immaculate Virgin! Mary, conceived without sin! Remember, thou wert
miraculously preserved from even the shadow of sin, because thou wert
destined to become not only the Mother of God, but also the mother, the
refuge, and the advocate of man; penetrated therefore, with the most
lively confidence in thy never-failing intercession, we most humbly
implore thee to look with favor upon the intentions of this novena, and
to obtain for us the graces and the favors we request. Thou knowest, O
Mary, how often our hearts are the sanctuaries of God, Who abhors
iniquity. Obtain for us, then, than angelic purity which was thy
favorite virtue, that purity of heart which will attach us to God
alone, and that purity of intention which will consecrate every
thought, word, and action to His greater glory. Obtain also for us a
constant spirit of prayer and self-denial, that we many recover by
penance that innocence which we have lost by sin, and at length attain
safety to that blessed abode of the saints, where nothing defiled can
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
V. Thou are all fair, O Mary.
R. Thou art all fair, O Mary.
V. And the original stain is not in thee.
R. And the original stain is not in thee.
V. Thou art the glory of Jerusalem.
R. Thou art the joy of Israel
V. Thou art the honor of our people.
R. Thou art the advocate of sinners.
V. O Mary.
R. O Mary.
V. Virgin, most prudent.
R. Mother, most tender.
V. Pray for us.
R. Intercede for us with Jesus our Lord.
V. In thy conception, Holy Virgin, thou wast immaculate.
R. Pray for us to the Father Whose Son thou didst bring forth.
V. O Lady! aid my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
Let us pray
Holy Mary, Queen of Heaven, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and
mistress of the world, who forsakest no one, and despisest no one, look
upon me, O Lady! with an eye of pity, and entreat for me of thy beloved
Son the forgiveness of all my sins; that, as I now celebrate, with
devout affection, thy holy and immaculate conception, so, hereafter I
may receive the prize of eternal blessedness, by the grace of Him whom
thou, in virginity, didst bring forth, Jesus Christ Our Lord: Who, with
the Father and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, in perfect Trinity,
God, world without end. Amen.