NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION
26th August - 4th
Direct, we beseech You, O Lord, our actions by your gracious
assistance, that every prayer and work of ours may always begin from You, and
by You be happily ended, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of Petition
We salute you Mary, Queen of heaven and earth, Mother of
Consolation. Mindful of the power with
which Jesus your Son has blessed you, we implore your protection as the source
of all true consolation. After the
trials and sorrows of our life's pilgrimage, you can console your children with
the glory of which you are the dispenser and with the joys of paradise of which
you are the gate. May our poor efforts
to love you, dearest Mother, be helped by your more than maternal care. Deign then to listen to your children's prayer,
and grant us the grace that we ask in this Novena...(pause) O Mother of Consolation, grant that, under
your care and protection, we may reach the home of eternal rest, where we may
for ever bless your Divine Son. Amen.
O Mary, Mother of Consolation: pray for your children.
HAIL MARY (three times)
Remember, O most loving virgin Mary, that never was it known that
anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your
intercession was left unaided. Inspired
by this confidence, we fly unto you, O virgin of virgins, our mother. To you we come, before you we stand, sinful
and sorrowful. O mother of the Word
incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me.
Father of mercies and God of all
Consolation, your faithful rejoice in the protection of the holy Virgin Mary,
Mother of Consolation. Through her
motherly intercession may we be freed from all evils in this life and be worthy
to share the eternal joy of heaven, where you live and reign for ever and