Monday, December 03, 2007

Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena

Today begins a Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose feast is celebrated on December 12. Thanks to John Mallon for Human Life International for providing this prayer.

Holy Mother Mary, Virgin of Guadalupe, during this novena we ask that you prepare our hearts for the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ. Make us docile to the workings of the Holy Spirit and faithful sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. As you transformed the pagan culture of Mexico nearly five centuries ago, so also transform our modern culture of death and make us witnesses to the culture of life. In this Advent season we promise our love, devotion and prayer for the victory of your Immaculate Heart.

Holy Mary of Guadalupe, pray for us who have recourse to thee! Amen.