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Immaculate Conception Novena

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

We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God; 

despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. R. 

V. Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

R. Thou hast brought forth Him who made thee, and ever remain a virgin. 

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, we fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins and Mother; to thee do we come; before thee we stand, sinful and sorrowful; 

O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer us. R.  

V. Blessed art thou among women.

R. And blessed is the fruit of thy womb. 

O pure and immaculate and likewise blessed Virgin, who art the sinless mother of thy Son, the mighty Lord of the universe, thou who art inviolate and altogether holy, the hope of the hopeless and sinful, we sing thy praises. We bless thee as full of every grace, thou who borest the God-Man: we all bow low before thee; we invoke thee and implore thy aid. R.  

Pause to make petitions to the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

V. O Mary, conceived without sin,

R. Pray for us who have recourse to thee. 

Let us pray … Holy Mary, succor the miserable, help the faint-hearted, comfort the sorrowful, pray for the people, plead for the clergy, intercede for all women consecrated to God; may all who keep thy holy commemoration feel now thy help and protection. Be ever ready to assist us when we pray, and bring back to us the answers to our prayers. Make it thy continual care to pray for the people of God, thou who, blessed by God, merited to bear the Redeemer of the world, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. R.