Our Lady of Lourdes Novena
As we brace for the tragic loss of human life during this pandemic, we turn to our Lady of Lourdes for her powerful, healing intercession for the whole world.
We invite you to join Fr. Michael Mary Dosch O.P. (novice master) and Fr. Benedict Croell, O.P. (Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas – Angelicum) as they lead us through nine days of reflection and prayer for all those who are suffering as a result of COVID19 and for all those who care for them (doctors, nurses, healthcare workers).
Today at 3:37 p.m. marks the 15th anniversary of the death of Pope Saint John Paul II. We shall conclude the novena each day with the Prayer of JPII from his last visit to the Grotto of Lourdes.
Please join us in the following prayer at the end of each day’s reflection and then conclude by praying a Rosary.
Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes by Pope Saint John Paul II
Hail Mary, poor and humble Woman, Blessed by the Most High! Virgin of hope, dawn of a new era, We join in your song of praise, to celebrate the Lord’s mercy, to proclaim the coming of the Kingdom and the full liberation of humanity.
Hail Mary, lowly handmaid of the Lord, Glorious Mother of Christ! Faithful Virgin, holy dwelling-place of the Word, Teach us to persevere in listening to the Word, and to be docile to the voice of the Spirit, attentive to his promptings in the depths of our conscience and to his manifestations in the events of history.
Hail Mary, Woman of sorrows, Mother of the living! Virgin spouse beneath the Cross, the new Eve, be our guide along the paths of the world. Teach us to experience and to spread the love of Christ, to stand with you before the innumerable crosses on which your Son is still crucified.
Hail Mary, woman of faith, First of the disciples! Virgin Mother of the Church, help us always to account for the hope that is in us, with trust in human goodness and the Father’s love. Teach us to build up the world beginning from within: in the depths of silence and prayer, in the joy of fraternal love, in the unique fruitfulness of the Cross.
Holy Mary, Mother of believers, Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Amen.Oremus pro invicem—let’s pray for each other,
The Dominican Friars