Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Who is the Virgin of Guadalupe?

The Virgin of Guadalupe, very much venerated on the American continent, is a virgin portrayed pregnant. She represents motherhood, tenderness and femininity itself.

In 1910, St. Pius X declares and constitutes Our Lady of Guadalupe, as the Holy Patroness of Latin America.

In 1946, Pius XII declares Our Lady of Guadalupe as Patroness of the Americas.

When shall we pray to her?

This novena to the Virgin of Guadalupe will be prayed during the nine days preceding December 12th, which is the feast of our Lady of Guadalupe.

For which intentions?

Elect one Grace to ask her in this beginning this Advent Season and present it to Her daily. Let us also pray for her intentions.

How?

During this novena, you will receive each morning a beautiful, simple, prayer written by David Caron.

 Act of contrition, every day before prayer

Act of contrition : 

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.In his name, my God, have mercy.

Every day before prayer:

John Paul II’s Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe

O Immaculate Virgin, Mother of the true God and Mother of the Church,

who from this place reveal your clemency

and your pity to all those who ask for your protection,

hear the prayer that we address to you with filial trust

and present it to your Son Jesus, our sole Redeemer.

Mother of Mercy, Teacher of hidden and silent sacrifice,

who come to meet us sinners, we dedicate on this day,

all our being and all our love.

We also dedicate to you our life, our work,

our joys, our infirmities and our sorrows.

Grant peace, justice and prosperity to our peoples,

for we entrust to your care all that we have

and all that we are, our Lady and Mother.

We wish to be entirely yours and to walk with you along the way

of complete faithfulness to Jesus Christ in His Church;

hold us always with your loving hand.

Virgin of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas, we pray to you for all the Bishops,

that they may lead the faithful along paths of intense Christian life,

of love and humble service of God and souls.

Contemplate this immense harvest, and intercede with the Lord

that He may instill a hunger for holiness in the whole people of God, 


and grant abundant vocations of priests and religious, 


strong in the faith and zealous dispensers of God’s mysteries.



Grant to our homes the grace of loving and respecting life in its beginnings,

with the same love with which you conceived in your womb the life of the Son of God. 



Blessed Virgin Mary, protect our families, so that they may always be united,

and bless the upbringing of our children.



Our hope, look upon us with compassion, teach us to go continually to Jesus and,

if we fall, help us to rise again, to return to Him, 


by means of the confession of our faults and sins in the Sacrament of Penance,

which gives peace to the soul.



We beg you to grant us a great love for all the holy Sacraments,

which are, as it were, the signs that your Son left us on earth.



Thus, Most Holy Mother, with the peace of God in our conscience, 


with our hearts free from evil and hatred,

we will be able to bring to all true joy and true peace, 


which come to us from your son, our Lord Jesus Christ, 


who with God the Father and the Holy Spirit,

lives and reigns for ever and ever.



Amen.


Ninth day

Lord God, it has pleased you to fill us with innumerable favors

by putting us under the special protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Grant us, your humble servants, who rejoices to honor her on earth,

the joy of seeing her face to face in heaven.

Grant me this grace, I ask you humbly.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory to the Father.