Official Novena for the Birth of Mary, Blessed Virgin with Plenary Indulgence – Powerful Prayers to Share!

All Saints' Day

To faithful who, in or , in church or in their own , shall keep any the following Novenas, in preparation for the principal feasts most holy , , at the prayer of several holy persons, granted, by Rescripts issued through his Eminence the Cardinal-Vicar, Aug. 4 and Nov. , 1808, and . 11, 1800 (all of which are kept in the Segretaria of the Vicariate) –

. indulgence of 300 days, daily.

ii. A plenary indulgence to all who shall assist at these Novenas every day, and who shall afterwards, either on the Feast-day itself, to which each Novena respectively has reference, or on some in its , after Confession and Communion, pray to our Lord and to the Blessed ac cording to the pious intention of the Sovereign Pontiff.


Veni Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium, et tui amoris in eis ignem accende.
V. Emitte Spiritum tuum, et creabuntur.
R. Et renovabis faciem terrae.

Deus, qui corda fidelium Sancti Spiritus illustratione docuisti: nobis in eodem Spiritu recta sapere, et ejus semper consolatione gaudere. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. .


Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful, and in them the of Thy .

V. Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created.
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the .

O , who hast taught the hearts of Thy faithful by the of the Holy Spirit; us in the same Spirit to relish what is right, and to rejoice in his holy comfort. Through Christ our Lord. R. Amen.

Most holy Mary, One, predestined from all eternity by the Most Holy Trinity to be of the only-begotten of the Eternal Father, foretold by the Prophets, expected by the Patriarchs, desired by all nations, Sanctuary and living Temple of the Holy , without stain, conceived free from original sin, Mistress of Heaven and of Earth, of angels:- humbly prostrate at thy feet give thee our homage, rejoicing that the year has brought round again the of thy most happy Nativity; and pray thee with all our hearts to vouchsafe in thy to come down again and be reborn spiritually in our souls, that, led captive by thy loveliness and sweetness, they ever live to thy most sweet and loving .

i. now whilst we say nine angelic salutations, we direct our thoughts to the nine which thou didst enclosed in thy mother’s womb; celebrating at the same thy descent from the royal of , and how thou didst come forth to the light of heaven with high honour from the womb of holy , thy most happy mother.
Ave .

Day 2 prayer – ii. We hail thee, heavenly , Dove of purity; who in spite of the serpent wast conceived free from original sin.
Ave Maria.

Day 3 prayer – . We hail thee, bright Morn; who, forerunner of the Heavenly Sun of Justice, didst bring the light to earth.
Ave Maria.

Day 4 prayer – iv. We hail thee, Elect; who, like the untarnished Sun, didst burst forth in the dark night of sin.
Ave Maria.

Day 5 prayer – v. We hail thee, beauteous ; who didst shed light upon a wrapt in the darkness of idolatry.
Ave Maria.

Day 6 prayer – . We hail thee, dread Warrior-Queen; who, in thyself a host, didst put to all hell.
Ave Maria.

Day 7 prayer – vii. We hail thee, fair Mary; who from eternity wast possessed by God and God alone.
Ave Maria.

Day 8 prayer – . We hail thee, dear , and we humbly venerate thy most holy infant body, the sacred swaddling-clothes wherewith they bound thee, the sacred crib wherein they laid thee, and we bless the hour and the day when thou wast born.
Ave Maria.

Day 9 prayer – ix. We hail thee, much-loved Infant, adorned with every virtue immeasurably above all saints, and therefore worthy Mother of the Saviour of ; who, having been made fruitful by the Holy Spirit, didst bring forth the Word Incarnate.
Ave Maria.


O most lovely Infant, who by thy holy hast comforted the world, made glad the heavens, struck terror into hell, brought to the fallen, consolation to the , salvation to the weak, joy to all living; we entreat thee, with the most fervent love and gratitude, to be spiritually reborn in our souls by means of thy most holy love; renew our spirits to thy service, rekindle in our hearts the fire of , bid all the virtues blossom , that so we may find more and more favour in thy gracious eyes. Mary! be thou our Mary, and may we feel the saving power of thy sweetest name; may it ever be our comfort to call on that name in all our troubles; may it be our hope in dangers, our shield in temptation, and our last utterance in Sit nomen Mariae in ore, melos in aure, et jubilus in corde. Amen. Let the name of Mary be honey in the mouth, melody in the ear, joy in the heart. Amen.

V. Nativitas tua, Dei Genitrix .
R. Gaudium annuntiavit universo mundo.

Famulis tuis, quaesumus Domine, coelestis gratiae munus impertire: ut quibus Beata Virginis partus extitit salutis exordium, nativitatis ejus votiva solemnitas pacis tribuat incrementum.

Deus, qui corda fidelium Sancti Spiritus illustratione docuisti: da nobis in eodem Spiritu recta sapere, et de ejus semper consolatione gaudere. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. R. Amen.


, O Virgin Mother of God.
brought joy to the whole world.

Grant to us Thy servants, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the gift of heavenly ; that to all those for whom the delivery of the Blessed Virgin was the beginning of salvation, this her votive festival may give increase of . Through, &;.

Let us pray.

O God, who hast taught the hearts of Thy faithful people by the light of the Holy Spirit; grant us in the same Spirit to relish what is right, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort. Through Christ our Lord. R. Amen.
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