Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Novena to Our Lady of GuadalupeThe novena begins on Tuesday, December 4th and ends on Wednesday, December 12th, the Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe.  A printable version is available here.

Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe (to be prayed each day)

Remember, O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe, that in your heavenly apparitions on the mount of Tepeyac, you promised to show your compassion and pity towards all who, loving and trusting you, seek your help and call upon you in their necessities and afflictions. You promised to hear our supplications, to dry our tears, and to give us consolation and relief.

Never has it been known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, we fly to you, O Mary, ever-Virgin Mother of the true God! Though grieving under the weight of our sins, we come to prostrate ourselves before you. We fully trust that, standing beneath your shadow and protection, nothing will trouble or afflict us, nor do we need to fear illness or misfortune, or any other sorrow.

O Virgin of Guadalupe, you want to remain with us through your admirable Image, you who are our Mother, our health, and our life. Placing ourselves beneath your maternal gaze, and having recourse to you in all our necessities, we need do nothing more.

O Holy Mother of God, despise not our petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer us. Amen


First Day – December 4

Dearest Lady of Guadalupe, fruitful Mother of holiness, teach me your ways of gentleness and strength. Hear my humble prayer offered with heartfelt confidence to beg this favour…

(Here mention your requests)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare (above).


Second Day – December 5

O Mary conceived without sin, I come to your throne of grace to share the fervent devotion of your faithful children who call upon you under the glorious title of Guadalupe. Obtain for me a lively faith to do your Son’s holy will always: May His will be done on earth as it is in heaven…

(Here mention your requests)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare (above).


Our Lady of GuadalupeThird Day – December 6

O Mary, most sorrowful, whose Immaculate Heart, was pierced by seven swords of grief, help me to walk valiantly amid the sharp thorns strewn across my pathway. Obtain for me the strength to be a true imitator of you. This I ask you, my dear Mother…

(Here mention your requests)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare (above).


Fourth Day – December 7

Dearest Mother of Guadalupe, I beg you for a fortified will to imitate your divine Son’s charity, to always seek the good of others in need. Grant me this, I humbly ask of you…

(Here mention your requests)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare (above).


Fifth Day – December 8

O most holy Mother, I beg you to obtain for me the pardon of all my sins, abundant graces to serve your Son more faithfully from now on, and lastly, the grace to praise Him with you forever in heaven…

(Here mention your requests)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare (above).


Our Lady of GuadalupeSixth Day – December 9

Mary, Mother of vocations, we beg you to multiply priestly vocations and fill the earth with religious houses which will be light and warmth for the world, and safety in stormy nights. Beg your Son to send us many holy priests and religious. This we ask of you, O Mother…

(Here mention your requests)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare (above).


Seventh Day – December 10

O Lady of Guadalupe, we beg you that parents live a holy life and educate their children in accordance with the true Catholic faith; that children obey and follow the directions of their parents; and that all members of the family pray and worship together. This we ask of you, O Mother…

(Here mention your requests)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare (above).


Eighth Day – December 11

O Lady of Guadalupe, with my heart full of the most sincere veneration, I prostrate myself before you, O Mother, to ask you to obtain for me the grace to fulfill the duties of my state in life with faithfulness and constancy…

(Here mention your requests)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare (above).


Our Lady of GuadalupeNinth Day – December 12 – Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

O God, you have been pleased to bestow upon us unceasing favours by having placed us under the special protection of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. Grant us, your humble servants, who rejoice in honouring her today upon earth, the happiness of seeing her face to face in heaven…

(Here mention your requests)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare (above).