Novena in Honor of Our Lady’s Purification (Beginning January 24)

Novena in Honor of Our Lady’s Purification

(Beginning January 24)
from the 1910 Raccolta.

 

[i. 300 Days each day.
ii. Plenary on the Feast or during the Octave. I, II, IV.
(See Instructions, p. 1.)]

 

Veni Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium, et tui amoris in eis ignem accende.
  Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of thy love.
℣. Emitte Spiritum tuum, et creabuntur.
  ℣. Send forth thy spirit and they shall be created;
℟. Et removabis faciem terræ.
  ℟. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Oremus.
  Let us pray.
Deus, qui corda fidelium Sancti Spiritus illustratione docuisti, da nobis in eodem Spiritu recta sapere et de ejus semper consolatione gaudere. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.
  O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit; grant us by the same Spirit to relish what is right, and evermore to rejoice in his consolation. Through Christ our Lord.
℟. Amen.
  ℟. Amen.

 

January 24

Most holy Virgin, bright mirror of all virtues, the virtues, the forty days after thy delivery were no sooner passed than thou, though the purest of all virgins, didst will to be presented in the Temple to be purified; oh, help us then to keep our hearts unstained by sin, that so we too may be made worthy one day to be presented to our God in Heaven. Ave Maria.

January 25

Virgin most obedient, at thy presentation in the Temple, thou didst willingly offer the sacrifice customary among women; enable us so to follow thy example, that we may make ourselves a living sacrifice to God by practising every virtue. Ave Maria.

January 26

Virgin most pure, thou didst despise the reproach of men, observing the precepts of the Law; ask for us grace always to keep our hearts pure, whatever the world may think of us. Ave Maria.

January 27

Virgin most holy, by offering thy Son, the Divine Word, to His Eternal Father, thou didst make Heaven glad; present our poor hearts to God, that by His grace they may be kept free from mortal sin. Ave Maria.

January 28

Virgin most humble, in consigning Jesus into the arms of the holy old man Simeon, thou didst fill his spirit full of heavenly joy; consign our hearts to God, that He may fill them full of His Holy Spirit. Ave Maria.

January 29

Virgin most diligent, in ransoming thy Son Jesus according to the Law, thou didst co-operate in the salvation of the world; ransom our poor hearts from the slavery of sin, that they may be ever pure in the sight of God. Ave Maria.

January 30

Virgin most clement, on hearing the prophecy of Simeon foretelling thy woes, thou didst at once resign thyself to the good pleasure of thy God; make us always resigned to the dispositions of His Providence, and enable us to bear all troubles with patience. Ave Maria.

January 31

Virgin most compassionate, when thou didst fill the soul of Anna the prophetess with light by means of thy Divine Son, thou didst make her magnify the mercies of God by recognizing Jesus as the Redeemer of the world; enrich our spirits too with heavenly grace, that we may joyfully reap in full measure the fruits of our Lord’s Redemption. Ave Maria.

February 1

Virgin most resigned, althou thou didst feel thine own soul transfixed with sorrow, foreseeing all the bitter Passion of thy Son, yet knowing the grief of Joseph thy spouse for all thy sufferings, thou didst console him with holy words; pierce through and through our souls with true sorrow for our sins, that we may one day come to rejoice with theee in everlasting bliss, partakers of thy glory. Ave Maria.

Then say the Litany,

The Litany of Loreto

Indulgence of 7 years. Plenary, under the usual conditions, if recited devoutly every day for a month.
   
Kyrie, eleison. Lord, have mercy on us.
Christe, eleison. Christ, have mercy on us.
Kyrie, eleison. Lord, have mercy on us.
Christe, audi nos. Christ, hear us.
Christe, exaudi nos. Christ, graciously hear us.
Pater de cælis Deus, miserere nobis. God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
Fili Redemptor mundi Deus, God, the Son, the Redeemer of the world,
Spiritus Sancte Deus, God, the Holy Spirit,
Sancta Trinitas, unus Deus, Holy Trinity, one God,
Sancta Maria, ora pro nobis. Holy Mary, pray for us.
Sancta Dei Genetrix, Holy Mother of God,
Sancta Virgo virginum, Holy Virgin of virgins,
Mater Christi, Mother of Christ,
Mater Ecclesiæ, Mother of the Church,
Mater Divinæ gratiæ, Mother of divine grace,
Mater purissima, Mother most pure,
Mater castissima, Mother most chaste,
Mater inviolata, Mother inviolate,
Mater intemerata, Mother undefiled,
Mater amabilis, Mother most amiable,
Mater admirabilis, Mother most admirable,
Mater boni Consilii, Mother of good counsel,
Mater Creatoris, Mother of our Creator,
Mater Salvatoris, Mother of our Savior,
Virgo prudentissima, Virgin most prudent,
Virgo veneranda, Virgin most venerable,
Virgo prædicanda, Virgin most renowned,
Virgo potens, Virgin most powerful,
Virgo clemens, Virgin most merciful,
Virgo fidelis, Virgin most faithful,
Speculum iustitiæ, Mirror of justice,
Sedes sapientiæ, Seat of wisdom,
Causa nostræ lætitiæ, Cause of our joy,
Vas spirituale, Spiritual vessel,
Vas honorabile, Vessel of honor,
Vas insigne devotionis, Singular vessel of devotion,
Rosa mystica, Mystical rose,
Turris Davidica, Tower of David,
Turris eburnea, Tower of ivory,
Domus aurea, House of gold,
Fœderis arca, Ark of the covenant,
Ianua cæli, Gate of heaven,
Stella matutina, Morning star,
Salus infirmorum, Health of the sick,
Refugium peccatorum, Refuge of sinners,
Consolatrix afflictorum, Comforter of the afflicted,
Auxilium Christianorum, Help of Christians,
Regina Angelorum, Queen of Angels,
Regina Patriarcharum, Queen of Patriarchs,
Regina Prophetarum, Queen of Prophets,
Regina Apostolorum, Queen of Apostles,
Regina Martyrum, Queen of Martyrs,
Regina Confessorum, Queen of Confessors,
Regina Virginum, Queen of Virgins,
Regina Sanctorum omnium, Queen of all Saints,
Regina sine labe originali concepta, Queen conceived without original sin,
Regina in cælo assumpta, Queen assumed into heaven,
Regina Sacratissimi Rosarii, Queen of the most holy Rosary,
Regina familiæ, Queen of the family,
Regina Pacis. Queen of Peace.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
parce nobis, Domine.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
exaudi nos, Domine.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
miserere nobis.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
℣. Ora pro nobis, Sancta Dei Genitrix,
℟. Ut digni efficamur promissionibus Christi.
℣. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,
℟. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oremus.—Gratiam tuam, quæsumus, Domine, mentibus nostris infunde; ut qui, Angelo nuntiante, Christi Filii tui incarnationem cognovimus, per passionem eius et crucem, ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum.
Amen.
Let us pray.—Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His passion and cross be brought to the glory of His resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord.
Amen.
℣. Divinum auxilium maneat semper nobiscum. ℣. May the divine assistance remain always with us.
℟. Amen. ℟. Amen.
℣. Et fidelium animæ per misericordiam Dei requiescant in pace. ℣. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
℟. Amen. ℟. Amen.

and then:

℣. Responsum accepit Simeon a Spiritu Sancto.
  ℣. Simeon received answer from the Holy Ghost.
℟. Non visurum se morten nisi videret Christum Domnini.
  ℟. That he should not see death till he had seen the Christ of the Lord.
Oremus.
  Let us pray.
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, majestatem tuam supplices exoramus, ut sicut unigenitus tuus cum nostræ carnis substantia in Templo est præsentatus, ita nos facias purificantis tibi mentibus præsentari.
  Almighty, ever-lasting God, we humbly pray thy Majesty that, as thine only begotten Son was presented in the Temple in the substance of our flesh, so Thou wouldst enable us to present ourselves before thee with clean hearts.
Deus omnium fidelium pastor et rector, famulum tuum N., quem pastorem ecclesiæ tuæ præesse voluisti, propituis respice; da ei quæsumus, verbe et exemplo, quibus præest, proficere, ut ad vitam una cum grege sibi credito perveniat sempiternam.
  O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all the faithful, graciously look down upon thy servant N., whom Thou hast chosen to be the Pastor of thy Church; and grant him, we beseech Thee, both by word and example, so to direct those over whom Thou hast placed him, that together with the flock entrusted to his care, he may attain eternal life.
Deus refugium nostrum et virtus, adesto piis ecclesiæ tuæ precibus, auctor ipse pietatis; et præsta, ut quod fideliter petimus efficaciter consequamur. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.
  O God, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all holiness, listen to the pious prayers of thy Church, and grant that what we ask in faith we may effectually obtain, through Christ our Lord.

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2 thoughts on “Novena in Honor of Our Lady’s Purification (Beginning January 24)”

  1. Thank you, Mother Most Pure, for your modeling of humility and obedience to the Law of God. Please pray for all women to desire and imitate your holiness by the ways you glorified God. Pray for me and my husband daughter and son-in- law to continue practicing. Please pray for the young women and men who have left the Church and given up purity by living in mortally sinful relationships and defining their spirituality, through Relativism and the New Paganism. Holy mother help my son to recognize his sin against God and the woman he lives, without
    the benefit of the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony and no longer practicing the Catholic faith he and the woman were baptised. Please send your holy grace and someone to evagelize them and save them from the loss of life eternal with You the Saints and our Triune God.
    Please bring a healthy child into my daugters womb that she and her husband may know the joy of family life. Please Mother send my children to us or us to them. That we may enjoy. family life together. Please help me Most Holy Mother in Jesus Holy Name. Amen

  2. Thank you, Mother Most Pure, for your modeling of humility and obedience to the Law of God. Please pray for all women to desire and imitate your holiness by the ways you glorified God. Pray for me and my husband daughter and son-in- law to continue practicing. Please pray for the young women and men who have left the Church and given up purity by living in mortally sinful relationships and defining their spirituality, through Relativism and the New Paganism. Holy mother help my son to recognize his sin against God and the woman he lives, without
    the benefit of the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony and no longer practicing the Catholic faith he and the woman were baptised. Please send your holy grace and someone to evagelize them and save them from the loss of life eternal with You the Saints and our Triune God.
    Please bring a healthy child into my daugters womb that she and her husband may know the joy of family life. Please Mother send my children to us or us to them. That we may enjoy. family life together. Please help me Most Holy Mother in Jesus Holy Name. Amen THIS IS NOT A DUPLICATE COMMENT!!!

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