Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe
Who is the Virgin of Guadalupe?
The Virgin of Guadalupe, very much venerated on the American continent, is a virgin portrayed pregnant. She represents motherhood, tenderness and femininity itself.
In 1910, St. Pius X declares and constitutes Our Lady of Guadalupe, as the Holy Patroness of Latin America. In 1946, Pius XII declares Our Lady of Guadalupe as Patroness of the Americas.
When shall we pray to her?
This novena to the Virgin of Guadalupe will be prayed during the nine days preceding December 12th, which is the feast of our Lady of Guadalupe.
For which intentions?
Elect one Grace to ask her in this beginning this Advent Season and present it to Her daily. Let us also pray for her intentions.
During this novena, you will receive each morning:
- a beautiful, simple, prayer written by David Caron,
- the Novena Prayer from John Paul II (which you will see appear on your screen after clicking on the “I pray” icon)
You will receive two exclusive gifts!
- On December 8th, you will be fortified in you prayer by a 20-minute awe-inspiring interview with Monsignor Chavez, a Worldwide Specialist of the Tilma.
- On the day of Her feast, on December 12th, you will receive a video uncovering the meaning of the symbols seen on the famous image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, explained by specialist David Caron.
This Novena is presented by “Maranatha Conversion”.
« Maranatha Conversion » is an organization whose purpose is to create an international, ecumenical & interreligious movement which fosters fraternity and solidarity between men & women of Good Faith.
For more information, please visit the website: https://maranatha-medjugorje.com/en/about-us/
David Caron, the author of the nine meditations of this novena, is an electrical engineer.
Passionate about our Lady of Guadalupe, he works to deepen the vast scientific, historical & religious knowledge which constitute the “Guadalupan Event”
He is the author, with Jean-Pierre Rousselle of the book “Our lady of Guadalupe: The Image in the face of History & Science ».
John Paul II's Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe
O Immaculate Virgin, Mother of the true God and Mother of the Church!, who from this place reveal your clemency and your pity to all those who ask for your protection, hear the prayer that we address to you with filial trust, and present it to your Son Jesus, our sole Redeemer. Mother of Mercy, Teacher of hidden and silent sacrifice, to you, who come to meet us sinners, we dedicate on this day all our being and all our love. We also dedicate to you our life, our work, our joys, our infirmities and our sorrows. Grant peace, justice and prosperity to our peoples; for we entrust to your care all that we have and all that we are, our Lady and Mother. We wish to be entirely yours and to walk with you along the way of complete faithfulness to Jesus Christ in His Church; hold us always with your loving hand. Virgin of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas, we pray to you for all the Bishops, that they may lead the faithful along paths of intense Christian life, of love and humble service of God and souls. Contemplate this immense harvest, and intercede with the Lord that He may instill a hunger for holiness in the whole people of God, and grant abundant vocations of priests and religious, strong in the faith and zealous dispensers of God's mysteries. Grant to our homes the grace of loving and respecting life in its beginnings, with the same love with which you conceived in your womb the life of the Son of God. Blessed Virgin Mary, protect our families, so that they may always be united, and bless the upbringing of our children. Our hope, look upon us with compassion, teach us to go continually to Jesus and, if we fall, help us to rise again, to return to Him, by means of the confession of our faults and sins in the Sacrament of Penance, which gives peace to the soul. We beg you to grant us a great love for all the holy Sacraments, which are, as it were, the signs that your Son left us on earth. Thus, Most Holy Mother, with the peace of God in our conscience, with our hearts free from evil and hatred, we will be able to bring to all true joy and true peace, which come to us from your son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen
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