On the first day of the Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes, we recall the favor that God has bestowed on the Blessed Virgin by choosing her to be the mother of His Son and preserving her from the stain of original sin.
You should begin every day of the novena with the Opening Prayer of the Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes. For complete instructions on how to pray the novena, see the Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes. You can also sign up for a daily reminder e-mail to aid you in praying the Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes.
First Day of the Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes
O Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, virgin and mother, queen of heaven, chosen from all eternity to be the Mother of the Eternal Word and in virtue of this title preserved from original sin, we kneel before you as did little Bernadette at Lourdes and pray with childlike trust in you that as we contemplate your glorious appearance at Lourdes, you will look with mercy on our present petition and secure for us a favorable answer to the request for which we are making this novena.
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O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Saint Bernadette, pray for us.