Preliminary Novena to the Immaculate Conception

Published on 18 November 2020 - 14:41

To participate in this prayer chain which has its source in the Grotto of Lourdes, all you have to do is join the chaplains in their 9 days of prayer in Lourdes.

From Monday 30th November to Tuesday 8th December 
Preliminary Novena to the Immaculate Conception

How to take part

1. Say the novena prayer daily. You can also follow the mass and pray the rosary via TV Lourdes
2. A new video every day
3. An action: go and pray in a church, if at all possible
4. A prayer to the Holy Father
5. A gesture: offer a candle or a rose

Novena Prayer 

Blessed Virgin Mary, at your school, Bernadette entered into a relationship with the Holy Trinity through the sign of the Cross.
By teaching her prayer and penance for sinners, you revealed to her the joy of salvation.
You unveiled the beauty of your most pure heart by telling her, “I am the Immaculate Conception”.
In this Advent season, we are invited to pray even more earnestly in order to welcome our Saviour.
With Bernadette, we look to you as the world goes through this time of trial.
Intercede for our sick and for those who care for them.
Pray for those who suffer from isolation, fear, or insecurity.
Watch over the Church of your Son, over each of us, over those who cannot participate in the sacraments of faith.
Grant that we may be obedient, like you, to the Father’s will.
In the hope that Life will triumph over death, we want to sing with you the glory of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

A theme for every day

From Monday 30th November to Tuesday 8th December, a daily video will give a reflection on the following themes:

Monday 30th November : Christ calls me!
“Come, follow me.”

Tuesday 1st December : Christ reveals the Father to me!
“What you have hidden from the wise and learned, you have revealed to the little children.”

Wednesday 2nd December : Christ feeds me!
“I have compassion for this crowd.”

Thursday 3rd December : Christ is my rock!
“Everyone who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.”

Friday 4th December : Christ is my hope!
“Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Saturday 5th December : Christ sends me on a mission!
“Go and preach that the Kingdom of Heaven is close at hand.”

Sunday 6th December : Christ gives me his Spirit!
“I have baptised you with water, he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit.”

Monday 7th December : Christ lifts me up!
“Take up your bed and walk!”

Tuesday 8th December : The Virgin Mary, “Immaculate Conception”!
“Hail, full of grace!”