Saturday, July 12, 2008

Fourth Day of Petition Novena to St Anne

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.


Good St. Anne, you offered your pure and holy daughter Mary in the temple with faith, piety and love. By the happiness which then filled your heart, I beg you to present me to your Grandson Jesus. Offered by you, I will be agreeable in His sight. Kind St. Anne, take me forever under your protection. Deliver me from the temptations which continually assail me. Above all, attend me in my last hour. As I lie on my deathbed, be present with your daughter to console and strengthen me. Holy Mary and good St. Anne, show yourselves to be mothers indeed by obtaining for me the grace of a good death. When my soul goes forth, lead it to God’s tribunal so that, by your powerful help and intercession, it may obtain a favorable judgment.

Fifth Day of the Novena

Ex-voto painting - A drowning at Lévis, 1754Artist unknownOil on wood, Québec regionMusée de Sainte Anne, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré (1994X269)An ex-voto painting is a visual representation of the fulfillment of a vow or an expression of gratitude for favours obtained from a saint. This work illustrates the drowning of two young women and the rescue, attributed to Sainte Anne, of three other people.

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