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6/19- Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Novena


Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help – June 19-27


1. Behold, O Mother of Perpetual Help, at thy feet a wretched

sinner, who has recourse to thee and trusts in thee. O Mother of

mercy, have pity on me; I hear all men call thee the refuge and

hope of sinners: be therefore my refuge and my hope. Help me for

the love of Jesus Christ: hold out thy hand to a fallen wretch,

who commends himself to thee and dedicates himself to be thy

servant forever. I praise and thank God, who of His great mercy

hath given me this confidence in thee, a sure pledge of my eternal

salvation. Alas, it is only too true that in the past I have

fallen miserably, because I did not come to thee. I know that with

thy help I shall conquer; I know that thou wilt help me, if I

commend myself to thee; but I am fearful lest in the occasions of

sin I shall forget to call upon thee and so I shall be lost. This

grace, then, do I ask of thee; for this I implore thee, as much as

I can and know how to do; namely, that in the assaults of hell I

may ever run to thy protection and may say to thee: Mary, help me;

Mother of Perpetual Help, permit me not to lose my God.


Hail Mary, three times.


2. O Mother of Perpetual Help, grant me ever to be able to call

upon thy powerful name, since thy name is the help of the living

and the salvation of the dying. Ah, Mary most pure, Mary most

sweet, grant that thy name from this day forth may be to me the

very breath of life. Dear Lady, delay not to come to my assistance

whenever I call upon thee; for in all the temptations that assail

me, in all the necessities that befall me, I will never leave off

calling upon thee, ever repeating: Mary, Mary. What comfort, what

sweetness, what confidence, what tenderness fills my soul at the

sound of thy name, at the very thought of thee! I give thanks to

our Lord, who for my sake hath given thee a name so sweet, so

lovable, so mighty. But I am not content merely to speak thy name;

I would utter it for very love of thee; it is my desire that love

should ever remind me to name thee, Mother of Perpetual Help.


Hail Mary, three times.


3. O Mother of Perpetual Help, thou art the dispenser of every

grace that God grants us in our misery; it is for this cause that

He hath made thee so powerful, so rich, so kind, that thou

mightest assist us in our miseries. Thou art the advocate of the

most wretched and abandoned sinners, if they but come unto thee;

come once more to my assistance, for I commend myself to thee. In

thy hands I place my eternal salvation; to thee I entrust my soul.

Enroll me among thy most faithful servants; take me under thy

protection and it is enough for me: yes, for if thou protect me, I

shall fear nothing; not my sins, for thou wilt obtain for me their

pardon and remission; not the evil spirits, for thou art mightier

than all the powers of hell; not even Jesus, my Judge, for He is

appeased by a single prayer from thee. I fear only that through my

own negligence I may forget to recommend myself to thee and so I

shall be lost. My dear Lady, obtain for me the forgiveness of my

sins, love for Jesus, final perseverance and the grace to have

recourse to thee at all times, O Mother of Perpetual Help.


Hail Mary, three times.


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