NOTICE: I am a practicing Catholic, active and in good-standing with my local parish, who professes faith and loyalty to the Church. This ministry - my "little work" - is strictly a personal expression of that faith and loyalty, and not an officially recognized ministry in the Diocese of Honolulu.

~ Peter, Ministry & Blog Administrator

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Am I not here, who is your Mother?

~ Words of Our Lady of Guadalupe
to St. Juan Diego, 1531

It's that time of the year again... December 12th is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, this little ministry's patroness and namesake.  In preparation for the feast, and in gratitude to Our Lady for 20+ years of blessings, I am praying the prayer below as a novena, beginning on December 4th and ending on the Feast Day (the 9th day).

I cordially invite friends of my Guadalupe House Ministry and, whoever else happens to come across this post, to participate with me in the novena; to spiritually join me in invoking our Heavenly Mother for the conversion of the USA back to its Christian roots... and whatever our personal prayer intentions may be (feel free to post them below, in the Comments Section, and I will also pray for them along with my own prayer requests).  My hope is that on December 12th, many will have a deeper devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe and perhaps an answered prayer request, too.

Memorare to Our Lady of Guadalupe

  Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary of Guadalupe, that in thy celestial apparitions on the mount of Tepeyac, thou didst promise to show thy compassion and pity towards all who, loving and trusting thee, seek thy help and call upon thee in their necessities and afflictions.

  Thou didst promise to hearken to our supplications, to dry our tears and to give us consolation and relief. Never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, either for the common welfare, or in personal anxieties, was left unaided.

  Inspired with this confidence, we fly unto thee, O Mary, ever Virgin Mother of the True God! Though grieving under the weight of our sins, we come to prostrate ourselves in thy august presence, certain that thou wilt deign to fulfill thy merciful promises. We are full of hope that, standing beneath thy shadow and protection, nothing will trouble or afflict us, nor need we fear illness, or misfortune, or any other sorrow.

  Thou hast decided to remain with us through thy admirable image, thou who art our Mother, our health and our life. Placing ourselves beneath thy maternal gaze and having recourse to thee in all our necessities we need do nothing more.  O Holy Mother of God, despise not our petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer us.  Amen.

  [Mention and reflect on your prayer petition(s) here]

(Offer an Our Father, a Hail Mary, and a Glory Be in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe)

*** To learn more about the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe and her miraculous image, click here. ***

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