Novena to the Immaculate Conception for the 8th of December

With the "Family of Our Lady of Lourdes" pray the Worldwide Novena to the Immaculate, and you can join her for the "Homage to the Immaculate" on the 8th of December in Lourdes

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Novena to the Immaculate

The rosary makes the world bloom

Believers from around the world are invited to join this event by offering a rose to Mary. At the same time, on this same day, on all continents, an immense prayer chain will be organised, the initiative of the "Family Our Lady of Lourdes" and the Padre Pio of Paris prayer groups.

Why not join them?

Saint Padre Pio said,

Let us love the Virgin and make her loved. Always pray the Rosary !

How to pray the novena

Every day; pray all or part of the rosary, offer an act of love, and say the suggested prayers. You'll be guided through subscribing to the novena with:

• A verse

• A meditation

• The prayer of the novena


Subscribe for free by clicking on "Join" (top right blue button) and receive each day of the novena a beautiful meditation from Father André Cabes. He was the Rector of the Sanctuary of Lourdes from 2015 to 2019, he is the Moderator of the "Family of Our Lady of Lourdes".

The thousands of roses will be deposited at the Grotto

On 8th December, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, on the Spanish Steps in Rome, the Pope will lay a bouquet of flowers at the foot of a marble column, more than 11 metres high and supporting a statue of Mary, to pay homage to her Immaculate Conception.

On that same day, in Lourdes, at the very place where the Virgin said, “I am the Immaculate Conception”, the Sanctuary will join with the Holy Father's actions: thousands of roses, ordered online by pilgrims visiting the website, will be placed in the Grotto, at the feet of Our Lady, to pay her homage and thus prolong the joy that Bernadette experienced when she said: “ She had a yellow rose on each foot, the colour of her rosary chain 


Some videos of the 8th of December of recent years in Lourdes :


Hommage Floral 2017

Hommage Floral 2019

Hommage Floral 2020



Prayer from the novena

Act of trust in Mary

Blessed are you, God our Father, for creating Mary in all her beauty, and for giving Her to us as our Mother at the foot of the Cross of Jesus. Blessed are you for inviting us, like Bernadette, to see Mary in your light and to drink at the source of your Heart. Mary, you know the misery and sin in our lives and in the life of the world. We want to place our trust in You today totally and without reservation; through You, we will be reborn every day by the power of the Spirit, we will live by the life of Jesus like humble servants of our brothers and sisters. Teach us, Mary, to bear the life of the Lord to others, teach us the « yes » of your Heart.

Pray now for this novena by clicking on "Pray"