Background: St Anne was the Blessed Virgin Mary’s mother. According to early church tradition, St Anne lived with her husband, St Joachim, in Galilee before moving to Jerusalem. After St Joachim fasted and prayed for forty days in the desert, Angels appeared to them promising a child. The child was the Blessed Virgin Mary. St Anne’s Feast Day is 26th July.
(Novena Dates: 20th July – 28th July)
Great Saint Anne,
engrave indelibly on my heart
and in my mind the words that have reclaimed
and sanctified so many sinners:
“What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world
if he lose his own soul?”
May this be the principle fruit of these prayers
by which I will strive to honour you during this novena.
At your feet renew my resolution to invoke you daily,
not only for the success of my temporal affairs
and to be preserved from sickness and suffering,
but above all, that I may be preserved from all sin,
that I may succeed in working out my eternal salvation
and that I will receive the special grace of…
(Share your request…)
O most powerful Saint Anne,
do not let me loose my soul,
but obtain for me the grace of winning my way to heaven,
there with you, your blessed spouse,
and your glorious daughter,
to sing the praise of the most holy
and adorable Trinity forever and ever. Amen.
Say: Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory Be to the Father…
Pray for Us: Saint Anne, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
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