Day 9: Feast Day of St. Anne
The glorious Saint Anne was one of the first to be a faithful echo of her Grandson. Her uncompromising submission to God’s will is a testament of her faith.
Once again, I invite you to take a grandmother’s favors to a celestial level. Ask your Heavenly Grandmother on this day to restore to the One, True Church our loved ones who have sailed away from the harbor of Truth. We ask her to ask her Daughter, Our Lady, and her Grandson, Our Lord, for an abundance of merits and graces on this last day of prayers invoking her favor.
“Mary surpasses all the faithful in veneration, esteem and in tender and filial love for her holy mother. While Anne and Mary lived on earth, the bond of love that united their hearts was most ardent and intimate. Nor has this bond been dissolved in Heaven.”
– “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.
Most holy mother of the Virgin Mary, glorious Saint Anne, I, a miserable sinner, confiding in your kindness, choose you today as my special advocate.
I offer all my interests to your care and maternal solicitude.
O my very good mother and advocate, deign to accept me and to adopt me as your child.
O glorious Saint Anne, I beg you, by the passion of my most loving Jesus, the Son of Mary, your most holy daughter, to assist me in all the necessities both of my body and my soul.
Venerable Mother, I beg you to obtain for me the favor I seek in this novena… (state your intention here) …and the grace of leading a life perfectly conformed to all things of the Divine Will.
I place my soul in your hands and in those of your kind daughter.
I confide it to you, above all at the moment when it will be separated from my body, in order that, appearing under your patronage before the Supreme Judge, He may find it worthy of enjoying His Divine Presence in your holy companionship in Heaven. Amen.
Pray for us, Saint Anne!
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.