Thursday, July 10, 2008

Second Day of Petition Novena to St Anne

Elizabeth has very kindly sent me a link to Fr Scott Bailey's (C.S.s.R) blog named Evening Devotions Father is writing daily posts on St Anne during the month of July (or maybe just until her feast..I'm not sure) I highly recommend following Father's series, very inspiring.

Novena to Saint Anne

Prayers to be prayed before the days' prayers:

O glorious St. Anne, you are filled with compassion for those who invoke you and with love for those who suffer! Heavily burdened with the weight of my troubles, I cast myself at your feet and humbly beg of you to take the present intention which I recommend to you in your special care. Please recommend it to your daughter, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and place it before the throne of Jesus, so that He may bring it to a happy issue. Continue to intercede for me until my request is granted. But, above all, obtain for me the grace one day to see my God face to face, and with you and Mary and all the saints to praise and bless Him for all eternity. Amen.

Pray 1 Our Father, and 1 Hail Mary
O Jesus, Holy Mary, St. Anne, help me now and at the hour of my death.
Good St. Anne, intercede for me.


From the depths of my heart, good St. Anne, I offer you my homage this day and ask you to shelter me under the mantle of your motherly care. You know, good mother, how much I love you, how gladly I serve you, how happy I am to praise you, how eager I am to call on you in time of distress. Good St. Anne, be pleased to extend your helping hand in all my wants. Listen to my prayers, for I place my trust in your gracious bounty. Make all my thoughts and desires worthy and righteous. Jesus, I thank You for all the graces which in Your infinite goodness You have lavished upon St. Anne; for having chosen her, among all women, to be Your grandmother on earth and exalted her in heaven with such great and miraculous powers. In the name of her merits, I humbly recommend myself to Your infinite mercy..

HT: MetMuesum

I have been able to get a copy of an old copy of the oop book: "St. Anne: Grandmother of Our Saviour" by Frances Parkinson Keyes. It is a nice, big book that has three parts to it - 1. The Life of St Anne - 2. Cult of St Anne - 3. Songs, Poems and Canticles of St Anne. I'm quoting parts from the 'Cult of St Anne' section, as the shrine of St Anne deBeaupre is discussed in depth.

"Whatever the opinion of others upon this score may be, the religious significance of St Anne's most famous shrine on the North American continent has, as far as I know, never been challenged. It is at Beaupre, in the Province of Quebec and near the city by the same name. Its renown is well deserved, from many different viewpoints. Historically, it is extremely interesting, and this gives it importance in the eyes of non-Catholics, as well as Catholics, and even in those of non-believers.

It owes its foundation to a vow made by a small group of Breton sailors, who landed there in1658 after having been saved from shipwreck, and who attributed their rescue to the intervention of St Anne, to whom they promised a votive offering."

The Breton sailors were from Brittany, France. The French people's devotion St Anne goes right back to the birth of Christianity in France, a beautiful story in itself, which I will talk about in detail in the months to come. So it is thanks to the French people that St Anne deBeaupre exists today, receiving a million pilgrims each year.

Continuing tomorrow..

Votive Offering from the St Anne, Rear wall, Memorial Chapel, Ste. Anne de Beaupre.

HT: St Anne: Grandmother of Our Saviour

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