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Novena to Our Lady of Providence

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The Sisters of Providence have been home to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence since May 1, 1925, but devotion to Our Lady of Providence began long before. The original painting, “Mater Divinae Providentiae,” dates back to 1580 and came into the possession of the Barnabite Fathers at San Carlo ai Catinari in Rome. It was placed in a corridor there, where it began to draw faithful visitors.

Begin this Novena with the correlating daily intention.

Day 1

Our Lady of Providence,
Mother of the Church, pray for our Holy Father,
Pope Francis, our bishops and all other clergy, religious,
the laity and for vocations to the priesthood or
religious life.

After each daily intention , pray the Novena Prayer:

Remember, O most faithful Lady of Providence,
that you have been given to us by your Son to be our mother.
We entrust to you our labors; bless them.
We commend to you our needs; supply them.
Show for us the same concern you manifested at Cana,
for we trust that whatever you ask of your Son will be done.
Pray for us on our pilgrimage that we may share
the faith and hope that marked your life.
Full of confidence in your power before God,
we place ourselves, our loved ones and all our petitions
in your providential care. Amen.

Day 2

Our Lady of Providence, Queen of the Home,
pray for strong and happy marriages,
safe pregnancies, peace within families, for those
divorced or separated and for all children,
especially the unborn.

(Novena Prayer) Remember, O most faithful Lady of Providence…

Day 3

Our Lady of Providence, Model of Disciples,
pray for church and world leaders,
teachers, retreatants and retreat directors,
all students and for universal conversion of hearts.

(Novena Prayer) Remember, O most faithful Lady of Providence…

Day 4

Our Lady of Providence, Help of the Sick,
pray for those suffering from chronic or
terminal diseases of all kinds and for those
without medical assistance.

(Novena Prayer) Remember, O most faithful Lady of Providence…

Day 5

Our Lady of Providence,
Mother of Grace and Mercy, pray for
the marginalized, the poor, the elderly, prisoners,
victims of violence, and for world peace.

(Novena Prayer) Remember, O most faithful Lady of Providence…

Day 6

Our Lady of Providence, Queen of the Home,
pray for the lonely, the abandoned,
the dying, the grieving and for the
faithful departed.

(Novena Prayer) Remember, O most faithful Lady of Providence…

Day 7

Our Lady of Providence,
Consolation of the Afflicted, pray for those
suffering from addictions of any kind, from
depression and other mental or emotional distress.

(Novena Prayer) Remember, O most faithful Lady of Providence…

Day 8

Our Lady of Providence, Help of Christians,
pray for those suffering from the effects
of hurricanes, earthquakes, drought, fire, floods
and other natural disasters.

(Novena Prayer) Remember, O most faithful Lady of Providence…

Day 9

Our Lady of Providence, Hope of the Oppressed,
pray that all persons may have meaningful
work, just wages, financial and
retirement security.

(Novena Prayer) Remember, O most faithful Lady of Providence…

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Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious (sisters) who minister throughout the United States and Taiwan. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840. The congregation has a mission of being God's Providence in the world by committing to performing works of love, mercy and justice in service among God's people.

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