(Feast Day: December 12th)

Novena to the Blessed Virgin

O most holy Virgin! who wert chosen by the adorable Trinity from all eternity to be the most pure Mother of Jesus, permit me, Thy humble and devoted client, to remind thee of the joy thou didst receive in the instant of the most sacred incarnation of our divine Lord, and during the nine months thou didst carry him in thy chaste womb. I wish most sincerely that I could renew or even increase that joy, by the fervor of my prayers. O tender Mother of the afflicted! grant me, under my present necessities, that peculiar protection thou hast promised to those who devoutly commemorate this ineffable joy. Relying on the infinite mercies of thy divine Son; trusting in that promise which He has made, that those who ask should receive; and penetrated with confidence in thy powerful prayers; I most humbly entreat thee to intercede for me, and to obtain for me the favors which I petition for in this Novena, if it be the holy will of God to grant them; and if not, to ask for me whatever graces I most stand in need of. (Here specify your request.)

I desire by this Novena, which I now offer in thy honor, to prove the lively confidence I have in Thy intercession. Accept it, I beseech Thee, in honor of that supernatural love and joy with which Thy sacred heart was replenished during the abode of Thy dear Son in thy womb; in veneration of which I offer thee the sentiments of my heart, and these nine Hail Marys.

(Repeat the Hail Mary nine times, and then say the following Prayer)


O Mother of God! accept these salutations, in union with the respect and veneration with which the angel Gabriel first hailed thee full of grace. I wish most sincerely, that they may become so many gems in the crown of thy occidental glory, which will increase in brightness to the end of the world. I beseech thee, O comfortress of the afflicted! by the joy thou didst receive in the nine months of thy pregnancy, to obtain for me the grant of the favors which I have now implored through thy powerful intercession. For this end, I offer thee all the good works which have ever been performed in thy honor. I most humbly entreat thee, for the love of the amiable heart of Jesus, with which thine was ever so inflamed, to hear my humble prayer, and to obtain my requests.




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To Our Lady of Guadalupe


Our Lady of Guadalupe, mystical rose, make intercession for Holy Church, protect the true Sovereign Pontiff, help all those who invoke thee in their necessities, and since thou art the ever Virgin Mary and Mother of the true God, obtain for us from thy most holy Son the grace of keeping our faith, sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life, burning charity and the precious gift of final perseverance. Amen.

(Indulgence of 500 days)



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Invocation


Our Lady of Guadalupe pray for us.


(Indulgence of 300 days)



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Prayers to St. Gerard Majella

Against the Forces of Anti-life



Great Wonderworker of our day, St. Gerard, Powerful protector of the mother and the unborn child, beg God, we beseech you, to conquer the horrible forces of anti-life, and to enlighten those in error that they may understand the deadly malice of their sin and return to the observance of His holy law. Pray, also, for mothers that they may highly cherish their wonderful prerogative of motherhood and bring up their children in the holy love and fear of God for the salvation of their own souls and to the eternal praise and glory of His name. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Let us Pray:

Almighty eternal God Who in Your all-wise Providence have deigned to raise up St. Gerard Majella to be the glorious protector of the mother and the unborn child, grant we beseech You through the powerful intercession of this Your servant that the doctrine of anti-life may be destroyed from the face of the earth forever, so that the Christian family may again flourish to the eternal praise and glory of Your most holy name. Through the merits of Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, forever and ever. Amen.


(Three Hail Marys and Three Glorys)







Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(Indulgence of 7 years)

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.


God, the Father of heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us. God the Holy Ghost,
Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us. *
Holy Mother of God, *
Holy Virgin of virgins, *
Mother of Christ, *
Mother of divine grace, *
Mother most pure, *
Mother most chaste, *
Mother inviolate, *
Mother undefiled, *
Mother most amiable, *
Mother most admirable, *
Mother of good counsel, *
Mother of our Creator, *
Mother of our Savior, *
Virgin most prudent, *
Virgin most venerable, *
Virgin most renouned, *
Virgin most powerful, *
Virgin most merciful, *
Virgin most faithful, *
Mirror of justice, *
Seat of wisdom, *
Cause of our joy, *
Spiritual vessel, *
Vessel of honor, *
Singular vessel of devotion, *
Mystical rose, *
Tower of David, *
Tower of ivory, *
House of gold, *
Ark of the covenant, *
Gate of heaven, *
Morning star, *
Health of the sick, *
Refuge of sinners, *
Comforter of the afflicted, *
Help of Christians, *
Queen of Angels, *
Queen of Patriarchs, *
Queen of Prophets, *
Queen of Apostles, *
Queen of Martyrs, *
Queen of Confessors, *
Queen of Virgins, *
Queen of all Saints, *
Queen conceived without original sin, *
Queen assumed into heaven, *
Queen of the most holy Rosary, *
Queen of Peace, *


Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray.

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, unto us Thy servants, that we may rejoice in continual health of mind and body; and, by the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary ever Virgin, may be delivered from present sadness, and enter into the joy of Thine eternal gladness. Through Chrsit our Lord. Amen.




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The Spanish History of Our Lady of Guadalupe Prior to the 16th Century Apparitions in Mexico













The Narative of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe















The Image of Our Lady Guadalupe as recounted by Emmanuel Amor 1885
















Music: Ave Virgo Sanctissima by Francisco Guerrero
and Salve Regina by Luis de Victoria