Prayers to St. Catherine Laboure


Opening Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Your love. 
Send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created; and Thou shall renew the face of the earth. 
0 God, You instructed the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit. Grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise and ever to rejoice in His consolation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 
0 Mary, conceived without sin, pray for who have recourse to thee. (3 times.) 
Lord Jesus Christ, You have been pleased to glorify by numberless miracles the Blessed Virgin Mary, immaculate from the first moment of her conception. Grant that all who devoutly implore her protection on earth may eternally enjoy Your presence in heaven, Who, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, live and reign, God, forever and ever. Amen. 
Lord Jesus Christ, for the accomplishment of Your works, You have chosen the weak things of the world, that no flesh may glory in Your sight. And for a better and more widely diffused belief in the Immaculate Conception of Your Mother, You have wished that the Miraculous Medal be manifested to Saint Catherine Laboure. Grant, we beseech thee, that filled with like humility, we may glorify this mystery by word and work. Amen.


REMEMBER, 0 most gracious Vigin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, 0 virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. 0 Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.


IMMACULATE Virgin Mary, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Mother, penetrated with the most lively confidence in your all-powerful and never-failing intercession, manifested so often through the Miraculous Medal, we your loving and trustful children implore you to obtain for us the graces and favors we ask during this Novena, if they be beneficial to our immortal souls, and the souls for which we pray: (Mention your request). 
You know, Mary, how often our souls have been the sanctuaries of your Son Who hates iniquity. Obtain for us then a deep hatred of sin and that purity of heart which will attach us to God alone so that our every thought, word, and deed may tend to His greater glory. 

Obtain for us also a spirit of prayer and self-denial that we may recover by penance what we have lost by sin and at length attain to that blessed abode where you are the Queen of Angels and of People. Amen. 

Act of Consecration

VIRGIN Mother of God, Mary Immaculate, we dedicate and consecrate ourselves to you under the title of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. May this Medal be for each one of us a sure sign of your affection for us and a, constant reminder of our duties toward you. Ever while wearing it, may we be blessed by yourloving protection and preserved in the grace of your Son. 
Most powerful Virgin, Mother of our Savior, keep us close to you every moment of our lives. Obtain for us, your children, the grace of a happy death; so that, in union with you, we may enjoy the blessing of heaven forever. Amen. 
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times.)

Order for the Blessing and Conferral of the
Holy Medal of the Blessed and Immaculate Virgin Mary

Priest:Our help is in the name of the Lord,
People: Who made heaven and earth,
Priest:The Lord be with you,
People: May He also be with you.
Priest:Let us pray:


With hands outstretched, the celebrant continues:

Almighty and merciful God, in virtue of the many apparitions on earth of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, it has pleased you to work miracles again and again for our salvation. Kindly pour out your blessing + upon these medals.May all who piously reverence them and devoutly wear them experience the patronage of Mary Immaculate and obtain mercy from you.We ask this through Christ our Lord.
R/ Amen

The priest sprinkles the medals with holy water and afterward imposes them saying:

Receive this holy medal, wear it in faith, and handle it with suitable devotion. May the most holy and Immaculate Queen of Heaven protect and defend you.She is ever ready to renew her wondrous acts of kindness. May her intercession obtain for you whatever you humbly ask of God.Both in life and in death may you rest securely in her motherly arms.
R/ Amen.

Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy.Lord, have mercy. Our Father….
Priest:Queen conceived without original sin,
People: Pray for us.

Priest: Lord, heed my prayer,
People:And let my cry be heard by you.

Priest: The Lord be with you.
People:May He also be with you.
Priest: Let us pray:
Lord Jesus Christ, who willed that Your Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary conceived without sin, should become illustrious through countless miracles; grant that we who ever seek her patronage may finally possess everlasting joys.We ask this of You who live and reign forever and ever.
R/ Amen.


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