FIRST DAY NOVENA – August 30
FEAST DAY: September 8
O Most Holy Virgin ! You were chosen by the most Adorable Trinity from all eternity to be most pure Mother of Jesus.
Permit me your humble and devoted Client, to remind you of the joy you received at the instance of the most Sacred Incarnation of our Divine Lord, and during the nine months you carried him in your chaste womb.
I wish most sincerely that I could renew, or even increase that joy by the fervour of my prayers.
O Tender Mother of the Afflicted ! grant me under my present necessities that special protection you have promised to those who devoutly commemorate this ineffable joy.
Relying on the infinite mercies of your Divine Son, trusting that those who ask should receive and penetrated with confidence in your powerful prayers, I most humbly entreat you to intercede for me.
I beg you to obtain for me the favours which I petition for in this novena, if it be the Holy Will of God to grant them; and if not, to ask for me whatever graces I most stand in need of. (Make Your Request)
I desire by this Novena which I now offer in your honour, to prove the lively confidence I have in your intercession.
Accept it I beseech you, in honour of that supernatural love and joy, with which your Immaculate Heart replenished during the abode of your Divine Son in your womb, in veneration of which, I offer you the sentiments of my hearts.
O Mother of God, accept these salutations in union with the respect and veneration with which the Angel Gabriel first Hailed you “Full of Grace” I wish most sincerely that they may become so many gems in the crown of your occidental Glory, which will increase in brightness to the end of the world.
I beseech you, O Comfortress of the Afflicted, by the joy you received, when the Word was made flesh, to obtain for me the favours and graces which I now implore through your powerful Intercession.
For this end I offer you all the good works which have ever been performed in your honour. I most humbly entreat you, for the love of the amiable Heart of Jesus, with which yours was ever so inflamed, to hear my humble prayers and obtain my requests. Amen.
FIRST DAY PRAYER
O Immaculate Virgin! God’s Sublime Creation! The Almighty has done great things in you. As he gathered all Waters in the Sea at the time of Creation, He has enriched you with His Richness of Grace and Beauty. O Renowned Fame of the Human Race! Supreme Beauty of the Earth! Holy Temple of God! Garden of the Blessed Trinity we Praise you.
We pray to you, Dear Mother of Health, to intercede for the Church, for the Holy Father and all Men of good will. Protect all your Children and obtain for them Health of Soul and Body.
Holy Mother, save the youth from the danger of falling into the darkness of sin and guide them along the path of Purity. Preserve the Virgins in their Chastity; Protect the bond of Love in every Family.
Indeed, you are the Model to the Parents; Protector of the Widows, Shelter of the Broken-Hearted, Treasure for the Needy and Health of the Sick. We beg you to obtain for us the Grace and Love of God so that we may remain Faithful Children of God. Amen.
Say the Litany of Our Lady of Good Health
TO MARY OUR MOTHER OF GOOD HEALTH
Oh Mary! Our Mother of Good Health, and Our Heavenly Queen, seated on your Throne of Mercy and compassion at your Holy Shrine, we Praise and honour you to be our refuge and our relief. Numberless are the sick, who through you have recovered health. Relying on your power and goodness we fly to you and implore you to heal our infirmities and to obtain for us perfect health of body and soul, that we may better be able to serve you and your Divine Son. At all times, you have been the help and consolation of the infirm. You obtain for them health when it is conducive to their salvation. You assist them at the time of their death. Help us then, O Most Amiable Mother and obtain for us cure from our sufferings or patience to endure them in the Spirit of resignation agreeable to God’s Holy Will, so that all our trials and sufferings may help to purify our souls and help us to detach ourselves from all earthly ties. Amen.