Worldwide Novena to the Immaculate Conception

With the "Family of Our Lady of Lourdes" pray the Worldwide Novena to the Immaculate, and you can join her for the 6th "Hommage to the Immaculate" 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 

Prayer to Mary

Holy Virgin Mary, who in Lourdes named herself the Immaculate Conception, you are the most beautiful, the purest being to radiate the love of the Lord.
Through you, He come into our world.
In you we welcome Him, we poor sinners, You teach us to open our hearts to Him.
We contemplate with Bernadette these yellow roses at your feet, the colour of your rosary chain.
We offer our roses too …
May we join our prayers with yours, Mother of the Church, our Mother.
May the prayers of your children, the prayers of your loving Heart make this world, tainted by sin, blossom once more.
May we come to taste the happiness of paradise in you, the dawn of the new world, Mary, the chosen one, God's accomplishment, we bless you.
Thank you, Lord, for the gift of Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, our Mother. AMEN.

Prayer from the novena

Novena prayer to the Immaculate

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.

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