Day 7: Health of the Sick
Devotion to St. Anne has been spread throughout the world. Notably in North America is the Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Quebec, which houses major relics of her finger and the forearm which held the infant Mary. Half a million pilgrimage there each year and to St. Anne’s credit, we know that countless sick have been miraculously cured on site. May these beautiful witnesses serve to break our hesitations to ask; we need only ask her to obtain favors for us too!
“The number of cures wrought through the intercession of St. Anne is countless. Day after day the churches dedicated to her, as that at St. Anne de Beaupré, have resounded with the suppliant voices of her clients. Sight has been restored to the blind, hearing to the deaf, soundness to the bodies of the infirm and crippled.”
– “Good St. Anne”
Glorious St. Anne, filled with compassion for those who invoke you and with love for those who suffer, heavily laden with the weight of my troubles, I kneel at your feet and humbly beg you to take my present need under your special protection.
(State your intention here)
Please recommend it to your daughter, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and lay it before the throne of Jesus. Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted. Above all, obtain for me the grace to one day meet God face to face, and with you and Mary, and all the angels and saints, to praise Him through all eternity.
O Good Saint Anne, so justly called the mother of the infirm, the cure for those who suffer from disease, look kindly upon the sick for whom I pray. Alleviate their sufferings; cause them to sanctify their sufferings by patience and complete submission to the Divine Will.
Finally dear Saint Anne, please obtain health for them and with it, the firm resolution to honor Jesus, Mary, and yourself by the faithful performance of duties.
But, merciful Saint Anne, I ask you above all for the salvation of my soul, rather than bodily health, for I am convinced that this fleeting life is given to us solely to assure us a better one.
I cannot obtain that better life without the help of God’s graces.
I earnestly beg for them from you for the sick and for myself, and especially for the petition for which I am making in this novena… (state your intention here) …through the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ, through the intercession of His Immaculate Mother, and through your efficacious and powerful mediation, I pray. Amen.
Pray for us, Saint Anne!
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.