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Prayer of St. Pius X to the Immaculate Virgin Mary

Immaculate Conception
 Prayer of St. Pius X to the Immaculate Virgin Mary
Immaculate Conception. Painting by Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640)

Novena in Honour of the Immaculate Conception

O most holy Virgin who didst find favour in God’s sight and hast become His Mother; O Virgin, immaculate in body and soul, in thy faith and in thy love, look down with pity on the wretched who in our need seek thy powerful protection.

The evil serpent on whom was cast the primal curse continues, alas, to attack and ensnare the poor children of Eve. But thou, our Blessed Mother, our Queen and our Advocate, thou who from the first instant of thy conception didst crush the head of this cruel enemy, receive our prayers. United to thee with one heart, we beseech thee to present them before the throne of God.

May we never be caught in the snares around us, but rather may we all reach the harbour of salvation. Despite the awesome perils which threaten, may God’s Church and all Christian society sing out once again the hymn of deliverance, of victory and of peace. Amen.


Recite this prayer for nine days from November 29 – December 7

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