Novena to the Infant Mary
Blessed Child Mary, destined to be the Mother of God and our loving Mother, by the heavenly graces you lavish upon us, mercifully listen to my supplications. In the needs which press upon me from every side and especially in my present tribulation, I place all my trust in you. O holy Child, by the privileges granted to you alone and by the merits which you have acquired, show that the source of spiritual favors and the continuous benefits wich you dispense are inexhaustible, because your power with the Heart of God is unlimited.
- Holy Child Mary of the royal house of David, Queen of the angels, Mother of grace and love, I greet you with all my heart. Obtain for me the grace to love the Lord faithfully during all the days of my life. Obtain for me, too, a great devotion to you, who are the first creature of God's love.
- O heavenly Child Mary, who like a pure dove was born immaculate and beautiful, true prodigy of the wisdom of God, my soul rejoices in you. Oh! Do help me to preserve the angelic virtue of purity at the cost of any sacrifice.
- Hail, lovely and holy Child, spiritual garden of delight, where, on the day of the Incarnation, the tree of life was planted, assist me to avoid the poisonous fruit of vanity and pleasures of the world. help me to engraft into my soul the thoughts, feelings and virtues of your divine Son.
- Hail, admirable Child Mary, Mystical Rose, closed garden, open only to the heavenly Spouse. O Lily of paradise, make me love the humble and hidden life; let the heavenly Spouse find the gate of my heart always open to the loving calls of His graces and inspiration.
- Holy Child Mary, mystical dawn, gate of heaven, you are my trust and hope. O powerful advocate, from your cradle stretch out your hand, support me on the path of life. Make me serve God with ardor and constancy until death and so reach and eternity with you.
Deign through the immense profusion of graces with which the Most High has enriched you from the first moment of your Immaculate Conception, grant me, O Celestial Child, my petition, and I shall eternally praise the goodness of your Immaculate Heart. Amen.
IMPRIMATUR In Curia Archiep Mediolani; die 7-XII-1931, Can Cavezzali, Pro Vic. Gen..
Suore di Carita. S. Sofia 13, Milano 20122
Litany of the Holy Infant Mary
(for private use only)
Lord have mercy on us.
Christ have mercy on us.
Lord have mercy on us. Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us
Holy Infant Mary, pray for us
Infant Mary, Daughter of God the Father, pray for us, etc.
Infant Mary, Mother of God the Son,
Infant Mary, Spouse of God the Holy Spirit,
Infant Mary, possessed by the Divine Spirit from the beginning of your ways,
Infant Mary, beautiful as the morn,
Infant Mary, brilliant as the Sun,
Infant Mary, terrible as an army in battle array,
Infant Mary, our Mistress,
Infant Mary, our Mother,
Infant Mary, powerful in weakness,
Infant Mary, great in littleness,
Infant Mary, treasure of grace,
Infant Mary, tabernacle of Divine Love,
Infant Mary, masterpiece of God's omnipotence,
Infant Mary, delight of your holy parents,
Infant Mary, Queen of Angels,
Infant Mary, shoot of the Patriarchs,
Infant Mary, foretold by the Prophets,
Infant Mary, procuring salvation to infants,
Infant Mary, resource of all mankind,
Be merciful to, and hear us, O Infant Mary.
Be propitious to, and intercede for us, O Infant Mary.
By your Immaculate Conception, intercede for us, O Infant Mary.
By your Sacred Nativity, intercede for us, O Infant Mary.
By your glorious Presentation, intercede for us, O Infant Mary.
By your infancy, intercede for us, O Infant Mary.
By your childhood, intercede for us, O Infant Mary.
By all your virtues, intercede for us, O Infant Mary.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Pray for us, O Holy Infant Mary,Let us pray
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Grant, O Lord, that we who honor the infancy of the Mother of Your Divine Son, may, through her intercession, arrive at that bliss promised to those only who become as little children for love of You. Through the same Jesus Christ Our Lord, Amen.
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