THE POWERFUL NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF LOURDES: DAY 6 – (FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NO MEANS OF LIVELIHOOD AS A RESULT OF THEIR ILLNESS)

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

ACT OF CONTRITION

Oh my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell, but most of all, because they offend you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.

INTRODUCTORY PRAYER

Ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, we call upon you as Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, and Comfort of the Afflicted. You know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings. Deign to cast upon me a look of mercy. By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes, you were pleased to make it a sanctuary whence you dispense your favours, and already many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and physical. I come, therefore, with the most unbounded confidence to implore your maternal intercession. Obtain, O loving Mother, the granting of my requests (mention them here). Through gratitude for favours, I will endeavour to imitate your virtues that I may one day share your glory.

 

MEDITATION: THE STORY OF LOURDES

(Part 6 – The Apparitions. Contd.)

 The Eleventh Apparition – Sunday, February 28, 1858 (Building a chapel)

There were approximately two thousand spectators at the Grotto that morning. The Lady asked Bernadette to tell the clergy to build a chapel on the site of the Grotto.

The Twelfth Apparition – Monday, March 1, 1858 (the first miracle)

During this apparition, the Lady commented to Bernadette that she was not using her own Rosary, which was an accurate statement. Bernadette had been asked by Pauline Sans to use Pauline’s Rosary at the Grotto that day.  In the night, Catherine Latapie, a woman from Loubajac, 7 kilometres away, went to the Grotto, she plunged her dislocated arm into the water of the spring: her arm and her hand regained their movement.

The Thirteenth Apparition – Tuesday, March 2, 1858 (message to priests)

By this time, the crowd became larger and larger. Bernadette arrived at the Grotto early in the morning, prayed the Rosary in the presence of the Lady, who remained silent except for the “Glory be…” Then the Lady asked her: “Go and tell the priests that people are to come here in procession and to build a chapel here.” Bernadette spoke of this to Fr. Peyramale, the Parish Priest of Lourdes. He wanted to know only one thing: the Lady’s name. He demanded another test; to see the wild rose bush flower at the Grotto in the middle of winter.

The Fourteenth Apparition – Wednesday, March 3, 1858 (insistence to know the Lady’s name)

During this apparition, the Lady repeated that She wanted a chapel built by the clergy and, additionally, that She wanted people to come to this chapel in processional form. Bernadette was terribly afraid of the parish priest, Abbe Peyramale. It had been difficult for her to go to him the first time about building a chapel, but it took a great deal of courage for her to present herself to him a second time about processions. He dismissed her curtly, again insisting and ordering her to tell the Beautiful Lady that the Cure of Lourdes was not in the habit of dealing with mysterious strangers; that if She wanted a chapel — if She had a right to one — She must reveal Her identity.

The Fifteenth Apparition – Thursday, March 4, 1858 (the day all were waiting for)

By now, most everyone in France knew that March 4 was the last of the fifteen days that Bernadette had promised the Lady that she would be present at the Grotto. Twenty thousand people were present that day, including an entire military garrison in full-dress uniform. As Bernadette approached the apparition site, a path was cleared for her, and the soldiers who accompanied her did so with respect. The ever-greater crowd waited for a miracle at the end of the fortnight. The vision was silent. Fr. Peyramale stuck to his position. The crowd was disappointed and disillusioned because they didn`t perceive any miracle from the Lady that day. They had seen Bernadette transfigured with a strange radiance, but they had hoped to also share her vision, to hear the same voice that she did, and they expected that, at the very least, the rosebush would burst into a sudden miraculous bloom. after this, for twenty days Bernadette did not go to the Grotto, she no longer felt the irresistible invitation.

DAY SIX PRAYER

O glorious Mother of God, so powerful under your special title of Our Lady of Lourdes, to you we raise our hearts and hands to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the gracious Heart of Jesus all the help and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare and for the special favour we so earnestly seek in this novena (make your request). O Lady of Bernadette, with the stars of heaven in your hair and the roses of earth at your feet, look with compassion upon us today as you did so long ago on Bernadette in the Grotto of Lourdes. O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

LITANY OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES

Lord have mercy; Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy; Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy; Lord have mercy.
 
Christ hear us; Christ graciously hear us.
 
God the Father of Heaven; Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world; Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit; Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God; Have mercy on us.
 
Holy Mary; Pray for us.
Holy Mother of God; Pray for us.
Mother of Christ; Pray for us.
Mother of our Savior; Pray for us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Help of Christians; Pray for us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Source of love; Pray for us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Mother of the poor; Pray for us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Mother of the handicapped; Pray for us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Mother of orphans; Pray for us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Mother of all children; Pray for us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Mother of all nations; Pray for us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Mother of the Church; Pray for us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Friend of the lonely; Pray for us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Comforter of those who mourn; Pray for us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Shelter of the homeless; Pray for us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Guide of travellers; Pray for us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Strength of the weak; Pray for us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Refuge of sinners; Pray for us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Comforter of the suffering; Pray for us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Help of the dying; Pray for us.
Queen of heaven; Pray for us.
Queen of peace; Pray for us.
 
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; Spare us O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; Have mercy on us.
 
Christ hear us; Christ graciously hear us.
 
Let us pray: Grant us, your servants, we pray you, Lord God, to enjoy perpetual health of mind and body. By the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary ever Virgin, may we be delivered from present sorrows, and enjoy everlasting happiness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

CONCLUDING PRAYERS

Be blessed, O most pure Virgin, for having vouchsafed to manifest your shining with life, sweetness and beauty, in the Grotto of Lourdes, saying to the child, St. Bernadette: ‘I am the Immaculate Conception. ‘ A thousand times we congratulate you upon your Immaculate Conception. And now, O ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of mercy, Health of the sick, Refuge of sinners, Comforter of the afflicted, you know our wants, our troubles, our sufferings deign to cast upon us a look of mercy.

By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes, you were pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary, whence you dispense your favours, and already many have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and physical. We come, therefore, with the most unbounded confidence to implore your maternal intercession. Obtain for us, O loving Mother, the granting of our request (state your request) Through gratitude for your favours, we will endeavour to imitate your virtues, that we may one day share your glory.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Mother of Christ, you had influence with your divine son while upon earth. You have the same influence now in Heaven. Pray for us; obtain for us from your Divine Son our special requests if it be the Divine Will. Amen.
O star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, immaculate in your dignity, show unto us the mercy of thy Son. Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.
 
Blessing+

Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Our Lady of Lourdes, may the Lord bless + us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

N.B: FOR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THIS NOVENA, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU PRAY THE HOLY ROSARY ALONGSIDE (AT LEAST 5 DECADES), HOWEVER, IT IS NOT COMPULSORY. IF YOU WANT THE BEST, THEN GO FOR IT…

 

Shalom!
Compiled by Fr. Chinaka Justin Mbaeri, OSJ
Paroquia Nossa Senhora da Immaculada Conceição, Paulo Ramos, Maranhão, Brazil
nozickcjoe@gmail.com / fadacjay@gmail.com

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PS: Have you prayed your Rosary today? 

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Adaeze
Adaeze
2 years ago

Blessing+
Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Our Lady of Lourdes, may the Lord bless + us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

Adaeze
Adaeze
4 months ago
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Amen

Nnorodi Anita-mario
Nnorodi Anita-mario
2 years ago

Amen

Nwanya Precious
Nwanya Precious
2 years ago

Grant, O Blessed Virgin, that even when my heart loses the desire to pray my faith will urge me on. Amen.

Nneka Casmira
Nneka Casmira
2 years ago

Amen

Vivian Oyih
Vivian Oyih
1 year ago

Our Lady of Lourdes, Pray for us Amen

Adebayo Olabode Micheal
Adebayo Olabode Micheal
1 year ago

Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Our Lady of Lourdes,may all the sick receive their healing

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
1 year ago

Our lady of Lourdes pray for us. Amen.

Nwosu Christiana
Nwosu Christiana
1 year ago

Our Lady of Lourdes, please deliver Nigeria from the shackles of evil and listen to the cries and sufferings of the poor and grant us a peaceful, fair and successful elections in a few weeks time, Amen!

Markus dauda
Markus dauda
1 year ago

Out blessed day of Lourdes pray for our family

Augustina Ayo-Ogbor
Augustina Ayo-Ogbor
1 year ago

Our Lady of Lourdes pray for me and intercede for my children Amen

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
1 year ago

Amen

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
1 year ago

Our Lady of Lourdes, strength of the weak, pray for your children in the throes of Election. May we look to His Guidance and support in casting our votes?

Grace
Grace
1 year ago

Amen

Stella Ogbakpah
Stella Ogbakpah
1 year ago

Our lady of Lourdes, pray for all those who are helpless in bed and have no means of livelihood because of illness/sickness. Amen. Fr Chinaka thanks for this novena and topic, for the favor is doing in our lives, Amen

Rosemary
Rosemary
1 year ago

Amen
Our Lady of Lourdes, my Queen and Mother, pray for us

Sa'adatu Anne Akough
Sa'adatu Anne Akough
1 year ago

Our Lady of Lourdes pray and obtain for me perfect healing for my son and all sick people. Provide for those who through their illness have lost their jobs amen.

Irene Tesa
Irene Tesa
1 year ago

Thank you Our Sweet LADY

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
1 year ago

Amen

Ayaka Daniel
Ayaka Daniel
1 year ago

Continue to intercede for us our Lady Lourdes

Grace Orpin
Grace Orpin
1 year ago

Our Lady Queen of Lourdes, pray for us

Priscilla Ugbir
Priscilla Ugbir
1 year ago

Our Lady of Lourdes, comforter of the suffering, pray for us

Okpalike-Onyebueke Chiamaka Rose-Rita
Okpalike-Onyebueke Chiamaka Rose-Rita
1 year ago

O ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of mercy, Health of the sick, Refuge of sinners, Comforter of the afflicted, you know our wants, our troubles, our sufferings deign to cast upon us a look of mercy and obtain our good heart desires. .

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
1 year ago

Our Lady of Lourdes, have mercy on me and grant me my heart desires dearest mother.

Chinwe Ibe
Chinwe Ibe
1 year ago

Amen

Mary Ziggar Oluremi Lanko
Mary Ziggar Oluremi Lanko
1 year ago

Amen

Emmanuella Francis
Emmanuella Francis
1 year ago

Our Lady of Lourdes pray for us

Ndu-kanebi, Lauretta
Ndu-kanebi, Lauretta
1 year ago

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.
Amen

Linda John Ojeyokan
Linda John Ojeyokan
1 year ago

Thank you Lord God.

Phils
Phils
1 year ago

Our lady of Lourdes, pray for us! Amen

Leticia Otomewo
Leticia Otomewo
1 year ago

Thank You JESUS and our Lady of Lourdes…

Akujieze Mary-Ann
Akujieze Mary-Ann
1 year ago

Amen and Amen

Emilia
Emilia
1 year ago

Our Lady of Lourdes queen of heaven, pray for us amen

Felicity
Felicity
1 year ago

Amen

Comfort Edewor
Comfort Edewor
1 year ago

Our Lady of Lourdes pray for us

Bridget ighodalo
Bridget ighodalo
1 year ago

Thy will be done O lord, may thy kingdom come

Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
1 year ago

Our lady of Lourdes, Pray for us

Angela Usoh
Angela Usoh
1 year ago

Amen

Faustykelly
Faustykelly
1 year ago

O Lady , help me

Igbenije Patience
Igbenije Patience
1 year ago

Our Lady of Lourdes
Pray for Us

chibugo Maureen
chibugo Maureen
1 year ago

Our lady of Lourdes pray for us

Miriam Chigbu
Miriam Chigbu
1 year ago

O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.

Margaret
Margaret
1 year ago

Amen

Mojisola
Mojisola
1 year ago

Amen

Abuo Felicia Effah
Abuo Felicia Effah
1 year ago

Our lady Mother of the Weak please come to my aid. AMEN

Mabelmary
Mabelmary
1 year ago

Mother please intercede for me. Amen

Angela Sewuese Abutu.
Angela Sewuese Abutu.
1 year ago

Amen

Dorothy Abaver
Dorothy Abaver
1 year ago

Our Lady of Lourdes pray for us

Adaeze
Adaeze
1 year ago

Amen

Okwuchukwu Veronica
Okwuchukwu Veronica
1 year ago

Our Lady of Lourdes intercede for USA d our families. Amen

Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
1 year ago

Amen and Amen

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