3 Day Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel; Never Known To Fail


Oh, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God; Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity.

Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me you are my Mother.
Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity. (Mention your request here).

There are none that can withstand your power.
Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3x).

Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands. (3x). Amen.

Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish it and it will be granted to you.

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Giving Thanks to Mother Mary


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Prayers and Petitions to Mother Mary


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Emergency (or General) Novena To Mother Mary


While this novena is often touted as an energency novena, or express novena, I find the words so beautiful, I use it as a traditional novena to the Blessed Mother.

I say it in the traditional manner of 9 consecutive times a day with each recitation followed by 1 “Our Father”, 1 “Hail Mary” and 1 “Glory Be”, for 9 days.

As an emergency measure, one ususally says it 9 times in a row (with each recitation followed by 1 “Our Father”, 1 “Hail Mary” and 1 “Glory Be”)  in one sitting.  Mother Teresa is said to have used this novena herself on numerous occasions.

This Memorare was written by Saint Bernard of  Clairvaux, who was born in 1090 at Fontaines-les-Dijon, Burgundy France and died August 20, 1153 in Clairvaux.  He was canonized in 1170 by Pope Alexander III.

He had a deep love and respect for the Holy Mother and wrote the following Memorare to her, which is now said 9 times as a novena:

The Memorare ~

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to
your protection, implored your help, and sought
your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired
with this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of
Virgins, my Mother! To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

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Giving Thanks to Saint Jude for Prayers/Petitions Answered

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Prayers to Saint Jude

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Novena to Saint Jude

Saint Jude 3Most Blessed Saint Jude ~ The Patron Saint of Desperate Cases and Lost Causes

There are a number of Novenas to Blessed Saint Jude, and within those Novenas, a number of ways to say them ~ those of which I will list here.

I was raised Catholic, though my spirituality now is a rather eclectic mix.  I still pray novenas the way I learned, such as: pray the novena 9 times consecutively with each followed by 1 “Our Father”, 1 “Hail Mary” and 1 “Glory Be” each day, prayed for 9 consecutive days.  The praying of 9 times per day in one sitting for 9 days stems from the 9 days the Apostles prayed together during the time between Jesus’ Ascension and the Pentecost.

Please note, however, that there are not any hard and fast rules and how you pray a novena is really up to you.  Some people pray the novena for 9 hours a day, praying the novena once time each hour for for 9 hours.  Some split their prayers into a morning session and evening session. Some novenas call for a short prayer to be said once a day for 9 days.  Some novenas are 3 or 5 day novenas. Some people burn a 9 day candle (me) some don’t.  As you become familiar with the saint to which you are praying and establish that relationship, you will find what is comfortable to you both 🙂

At the end of your novena, it is customary to publicly thank your Saint for their help and guidance.  This is particularly true for Saint Jude.  Before the Internet, people used to take out a “Thank You” notice in the paper, which some still do.  In this day and age of the Internet though, there are many sites (this being one) wherein you may publicly extend your thanks.  Spreading the love far and wide via social media, such as Facebook and Twitter are also great ways to send one’s thanks.  

Without further ado~

A traditional Novena to Saint Jude said 9 times a day consecutively for 9 days:

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus,  the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult  cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. 

Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is  almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive  the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and  sufferings, particularly –
(make your request here)

– and that I may praise  God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be  ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as  my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen

(Add one “Our Father”,  one “Hail Mary” and one “Glory Be” after each recitation)

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