Let's Pray The Great Novena of The Immaculate Conception! Ask Our Holy Mother to Grant Us Her Protection and Her Intercession. Entrust Your Prayers to The Virgin Mary.
Why Pray a Novena to The Immaculate Conception?
Praying to the Immaculate Conception brings miracles: during Her second apparition to St. Catherine Labouré, Mary showed us that She was the Mother of all Humanity. In Catherine's vision, She held a globe, presented it to the Lord, and said:
This globe represents the entire world (...) and every person.
Then She lowered Her graceful hands to the earth, as words were forming around Her head, like a crown: "O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you".
The Blessed Virgin Mary could not make it more clear that She is praying for each and everyone of us. She promises that She will obtain for us abounding graces from Her Son, provided that we pray to Her Immaculate Conception.
Well then, let's pray!
How to Pray This Novena?
For 9 days, you will receive:
- A meditation on one of Mary's many Virtues
- A piece of advice on how to reach Mary's purity
- A prayer to the Immaculate Conception, that you can say with a decade.
It is highly recommended that you go to confession and take communion over the course of this novena.
Who Are We?
In 1914, a young girl from a very secular town in the region of Somme (France) took the initiative to gather groups of children in Church to pray a decade every day. Little by little, the children started to bring this practice at home, and recite another decade in the evening with their families.
The families would then convert one after another, and a few years later, the growing parish became a model of piety: the town's priest attested to this.
In 1927, R.P. Voinot, a member of the "Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer" got wind of this story and spoke in favour of sharing the children's decade with the rest of France.
The movement (originally aimed at children and teenagers) spread progressively and touched believers of every generation.
The Virgin Mary guides us all safely and favourably on the path to Her Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ: you too can walk with Her!
Prayer from the novena
Mary, Mother of Hope
Mary, Mother of hope, accompany us on our journey! Teach us to proclaim the living God; help us to bear witness to Jesus, the one Saviour; make us kindly towards our neighbours, welcoming to the needy, concerned for justice, impassioned builders of a more just world; intercede for us as we carry out your work in history, certain that the Father's plan will be fulfilled. Amen.