Mary’s BIRTHDAY-9/8!

CHILD MARY / MARIA BAMBINA’S BIRTHDAY:  September 8th:  Novena:  8/30-9/7:

(Those, who wish to become pregnant or are expecting, should pray to Maria Bambina.   More prayers for this Novena can be found under “Seasonal Novenas”.)

 

 

O Holy Child Mary of the Royal House of David, Queen of the Angels, Mother of Grace and Love, I greet Thee with all of my heart.  Obtain for me the grace to love The Lord faithfully during all of the days of my life.  Obtain for me, too, a great devotion to Thee, who art the First Creature of God’s Love.       Hail, Mary, Full of grace; The Lord Is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women, and Blessed Is The Fruit of Thy Womb, Jesus.  /  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

O Heavenly Child Mary, who like a Pure Dove was born Immaculate and Beautiful, True Prodigy of The Wisdom of God, my soul rejoices in Thee.  Oh!  Do help me to preserve the angelic Virtue of Purity at the cost of any sacrifice.       Hail, Mary, Full of grace…

Hail, Lovely and Holy Child, Spiritual Garden of Delight, where, on the day of The Incarnation, The Tree of Life was planted, assist me to avoid the poisonous fruit of vanity and pleasures of the world.  Help me to engraft into my soul The Thoughts, Feelings, and Virtues of Thy Divine Son.       Hail, Mary, Full of grace…

Hail, Admirable Child Mary, Mystical Rose, Closed Garden, open only to Thy Heavenly Spouse.  O Lily of Paradise, make me love the humble and hidden life; let Thy Heavenly Spouse find the gate of my heart always open to The Loving Calls of His Graces and Inspiration.       Hail, Mary, Full of grace…

O Holy Child Mary, Mystical Dawn, Gate of Heaven, Thou art my Trust and my Hope.  O Powerful Advocate, from Thy Cradle, stretch out Thy Hand, support me on the path of life.  Make me serve God with ardor and constancy until death and so reach an eternity with Thee.       Hail, Mary, Full of grace…

O Blessed Child Mary, destined to be The Mother of God and our Loving Mother, by the heavenly graces, which Thou lavish upon us, mercifully listen to my supplications.  In the needs, which press upon me from every side and especially in my present tribulation, I place all of my trust in Thee (mention your petition(s)).  O Holy Child, by the privileges granted to Thee alone and by the merits, which Thou hast acquired, show that the source of spiritual favors and the continuous Benefits, which Thou dispense, are inexhaustible, because Thy Power with The Heart of God is unlimited.  Deign, through the immense profusion of graces with which The Most High hath enriched Thee from the first moment of Thine Immaculate Conception, grant me, O Celestial Child, my petition, and I shall eternally praise the Goodness of Thine Immaculate Heart.  Amen.

 

(Imprimatur:  In Curia Archiep. Mediolani, 31 August 1931, Can. Cavezzali, Pro Vic. Gen.)

Litany of The Holy Infancy of The Blessed Virgin

by St. John Eudes V.  Lord, have mercy on us.      R.  Lord, have mercy on us.

V.  Christ, have mercy on us.    R.  Christ, have mercy on us.

V.  Lord, have mercy on us.       R.  Lord, have mercy on us.

V.  Infant Jesus, hear us.            R.  Infant Jesus, Graciously hear us.

V.  God The Father of Heaven,    R.  Have mercy on us.

V.  God The Son, Redeemer of the world,   R.  Have mercy on us.

V.  God The Holy Ghost,                       R.  Have mercy on us.

V.  Holy Trinity, One God,                    R.  Have mercy on us.

V.  Holy Infant Mary,                             R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant Daughter of The Father,     R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Mother of The Son,              R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Spouse of The Holy Ghost, R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant Sanctuary of The Holy Trinity, R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Fruit of the prayers of Thy Parents, R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Riches of Thy Father,           R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Delight of Thy Mother,         R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Honor of Thy Father,            R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Honor of Thy Mother,           R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Miracle of nature,                   R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Prodigy of Grace,                     R.  Pray for us.

V.  Immaculate in Thy Conception,         R.  Pray for us.

V.  Most Holy in Thy Nativity,                    R.  Pray for us.

V.  Most Devout in Thy Presentation,      R.  Pray for us.

V.  Masterpiece of God’s Grace,                 R.  Pray for us.

V.  Aurora of The Sun of Justice,              R.  Pray for us.

V.  Beginning of our joy,                              R.  Pray for us.

V.  End of our evils,                                       R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Joy of earth,                                R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Joy of Heaven,                            R.  Pray for us.

V.  Pattern of our charity,                            R.  Pray for us.

V.  Model of our Humility,                            R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant Most Powerful,                             R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant Most Mild,                                      R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant Most Pure,                                     R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant Most Obedient,                             R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant Most Poor,                                     R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant Most Meek,                                    R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant Most Amiable,                               R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant Most Admirable,                           R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant Incomparable,                              R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Health of the Sick,                      R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Comfortress of the Afflicted,    R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Refuge of sinners,                       R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Hope of Christians,                     R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Lady of the Angels,                      R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Daughter of the Patriarchs,      R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Desire of the Prophets,               R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Mistress of the Apostles,             R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Strength of the Martyrs,             R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Glory of the Priesthood,             R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Joy of Confessors,                        R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Purity of Virgins,                         R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Queen of all Saints,                    R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, our Mother,                                  R.  Pray for us.

V.  Infant, Queen of our hearts,            R.  Pray for us.

V.  Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,

R.  Spare us, Infant Jesus.

V.  Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,

R.  Graciously hear us, Infant Jesus.

V.  Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,

R  Have mercy on us, Infant Jesus.

Let us pray.

O Almighty and Merciful God, Who, through The Cooperation of The Holy Ghost, didst prepare The Body and Soul of The Immaculate Infant Mary, that She might be The Worthy Mother of Thy Son, and didst preserve Her from all stain, grant that we, who venerate with all of our hearts Her Most Holy Childhood, may be freed, through Her Merits and Intercession, from all uncleanness of mind and body and be able to imitate Her Perfect Humility, Obedience, and Charity.  Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

SALUTATION

Hail, Infant Mary, Full of Grace; The Lord Is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou forever, and Blessed are Thy Holy Parents, Saints Joachim and Anne, of whom Thou wert miraculously born.  O Mother of God, intercede for us.  Amen.

ANTHEM

We fly to Thy Patronage, O Holy and Amiable Child Mary, despise not our prayers in our necessities, but deliver us from all dangers, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.

V.  Pray for us, O Holy Child Mary,     R.  That we may be made worthy of The Promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

O Almighty and Merciful God, Who through The Cooperation of The Holy Ghost, didst prepare The Body and Soul of The Immaculate Infant Mary, that She might be The Worthy Mother of Thy Son, and didst preserve Her from all stain, grant that we, who venerate with all of our hearts Her Most Holy Childhood, may be freed, through Her Merits and Intercession, from all uncleanness of mind and body and be able to imitate Her perfect Humility, Obedience, and Charity.  Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

FAMILY PRAYER TO MARIA BAMBINA

O Maria [Bambina], given to us by God, in the sweetness of the face of a child, look upon this family, as Thy Very Own, and in Thy Motherliness, grant perennial youth to our hearts.  May there arise in us a renewed commitment in our vocation to follow Jesus, and may our charity be more joyful this day.  Teach us that love can stand with steadfastness at the foot of The Cross.  Amen.

A BEAUTIFUL LITANY CAN BE FOUND ON “THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, OUR MOTHER” WEB PAGE.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO MARIABAMBINA.ORG FROM WHENCE THESE PRAYERS CAME – TAKE A LOOK AT THEIR SITE – THE PICTURES OF THE HOLY CHILD MARY ARE BEAUTIFUL.

Novena in honor of The Most Holy Name of The Blessed Virgin Mary:  September 12th; Novena:  9/3-9/11:

Any of the above prayers to The Blessed Virgin Mary in honor of Her Most Blessed Nativity could be used for the Feast of Her Most Holy Name, as well.

On the 4th day after The Most Holy Child Mary’s Most Blessed Nativity, She was taken to the Temple and was given Her Most Holy Name:  MARY.

“Hence Richard of St. Laurence “encourages sinners to have recourse to this great Name, ‘because it alone will suffice to cure them of all their evils;’ and ‘there is no disorder, however malignant, that does not immediately yield to the power of The Name of Mary.’  The Blessed Raymond Jordano says, ‘that however hardened and diffident a heart may be, The Name of This Most Blessed Virgin has such efficacy, that if it is only pronounced that heart will be wonderfully softened.’  Moreover, it is well known, and is daily experienced by the clients of Mary, that Her powerful name gives the particular strength necessary to overcome temptations against purity.

In fine, ‘Thy Name, O Mother of God, is filled with divine graces and blessings,’ as St. Methodius says. So much so, that St. Bonaventure declares, ‘that Thy Name, O Mary, cannot be pronounced without bringing some grace to him who does so devoutly. . . . grant, O Lady, that we may often remember to name Thee with love and confidence; for this practice either shows the possession of divine grace, or else is a pledge that we shall soon recover it.’ Our Blessed Lady also told St. Bridget, “that in the same way as the rebel angels fly from sinners who invoke the name of Mary, so also do the good angels approach nearer to just souls who pronounce her name with devotion  Consoling indeed are the promises of help made by Jesus Christ to those who have devotion to the name of Mary; for one day in the hearing of St. Bridget, He promised His Most Holy Mother that He would grant three special graces to those who invoke that Holy Name with confidence: first, that He would grant them perfect sorrow for their sins; secondly, that their crimes should be atoned for; and, thirdly, that He would give them strength to attain perfection, and at length the glory of paradise.

And then our Divine Savior added: ‘For Thy words, O My Mother, are so sweet and agreeable to Me, that I cannot deny what Thou askest.’  Let us conclude with the tender prayer of St. Bonaventure: ‘I ask Thee, O Mary, for The Glory of Thy Name, to come and meet my soul when it is departing from this world, and to take it in Thine Arms.'”

(from St. Alphonsus de Liguori’s Glories of Mary, found at: http://olrl.org/pray/power.shtml)

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