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NOVENA TO
OUR LADY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
(May 5 th to May 13 th.)


FIRST DAY

THE TITLE OF OUR LADY OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT


O Sacrament Most Holy,
O Sacrament Divine,
all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine.

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God!

O Virgin Immaculate,
Mother of Jesus and our tender Mother,
we invoke thee under the title of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament,
because thou art the Mother of the Savior
who lives in the Eucharist,
and because it was from thee that He took the Flesh and Blood
with which He there feeds us!
We invoke thee under that title because, again,
thou art the sovereign dispensatrix of all graces and,
consequently, of those contained in the august Eucharist,
also, because thou didst first fulfill the duties of the Eucharistic life,
teaching us by thy example
how to assist properly at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass,
how to communicate worthily,
and how to visit frequently and piously the Most Blessed Sacrament.

V. Pray for us, O Virgin Immaculate,
Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

R. That the Eucharistic Kingdom of Jesus Christ may come among us!

Let us pray:

Lord Jesus Christ, our King and our God,
who having become Man to make us sharers in The Divinity,
art truly our Bread in the adorable Eucharist,
grant, we beseech Thee,
that in venerating so great a Mystery,
we may be mindful of the most sweet Virgin Mary,
of whom Thou didst will to be conceived
by the operation of the Holy Ghost!
Grant, also that we may imitate the worship
that she rendered while on earth to this most august Sacrament,
so we may behold Thy Eucharistic Kingdom
spread and flourish throughout the whole world!
O Thou who livest and reignest forever and ever!

Amen.

PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT

O Virgin Mary,
Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament,
the glory of Christians,
the joy of the universal Church,
and the hope of the world,
pray for us.
Kindle in all the faithful a lively devotion
to the most Holy Eucharist,
so that they may be worthy to receive Holy Communion every day.

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament,
pray for us.
Let us with Mary Immaculate adore,
thank, supplicate, and console
the most sacred and beloved Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.

SECOND DAY

MARY AND THE HOLY MASS


O Sacrament Most Holy,
O Sacrament Divine,
all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine.

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God!

O Virgin Immaculate,
after having been present at the death of thy Divine Son on Calvary,
where thou didst unite thy immense sorrow to the Redeemer's sacrifice,
thou didst frequently assist at the real,
though mysterious, renewal of that adorable sacrifice
in the celebration of the Holy Mass.
Teach us by thy example to esteem as it deserves
the Divine action performed at the altar,
and obtain for us the grace to be able often,
and even daily,
to assist piously at the Holy Sacrifice.

(Versicle, Response, and Prayer as on the first day)

THIRD DAY

MARY AND HOLY COMMUNION


O Sacrament Most Holy,
O Sacrament Divine,
all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine.

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God!

O Virgin Immaculate,
thy Communions were the most fervent,
the most holy that were ever made!
When thou didst possess thy Divine Son in thy breast,
thou didst love Him with a love exceeding
that of any other creature soever for his God.
Teach us to make Holy Communion the center of our life,
and may that life be spent in preparing us
for so great an action
and in thanking God for so inappreciable a benefit!

(Versicle, Response, and Prayer as on the first day)

FOURTH DAY

MARY AND THE REAL PRESENCE


O Sacrament Most Holy,
O Sacrament Divine,
all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine.

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God!

O Virgin Immaculate,
who after the ascension of thy Divine Son,
didst console thy exile on earth
by thy Real Presence of Jesus in the Sacrament,
and didst spend before the tabernacle
the greater part of thy days and even thy nights,
make us comprehend the treasure we possess on the altar.
Inspire us to visit often the God of Love in the Sacrament
in which He abides to receive the homage that He deserves by so many titles,
and to guide, protect, and console us in this exile!

(Versicle, Response, and Prayer as on the first day)

FIFTH DAY

MARY, THE MODEL OF ADORERS


O Sacrament Most Holy,
O Sacrament Divine,
all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine.

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God!

O Virgin Immaculate,
thou art our perfect Model in the service of the Divine Eucharist.
With the most lively faith
and the most profound respect thou didst adore Jesus
hidden under the sacramental veils.
After thy example we desire to render to the Sacred Host
all the honor due the Divinity
and the glorified Humanity of the Son of God made Man.
We wish to maintain at all times
in the holy place the modesty
and recollection becoming true adorers.

(Versicle, Response, and Prayer as on the first day)

SIXTH DAY

MARY, THE MODEL OF THANKSGIVING


O Sacrament Most Holy,
O Sacrament Divine,
all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine.

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God!

O Virgin Immaculate,
who didst return to Jesus so perfect a Thanksgiving
for the institution of the Divine Eucharist
and the ineffable Gift in which the Savior exhausted His power
and the treasures of His Heart,
teach us to thank thy Divine Son for this great benefit,
and especially to make our thanksgiving
well when we have had the happiness of receiving Him in Holy Communion.

(Versicle, Response, and Prayer as on the first day)

SEVENTH DAY

MARY, THE MODEL OF REPARATION


O Sacrament Most Holy,
O Sacrament Divine,
all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine.

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God!

O Virgin Immaculate thou didst adore thy Divine Son
in His state of perpetual Victim,
always immolated on our altars,
incessantly demanding,
by His death,
grace and mercy for sinners.
We unite with thy dolors and thy perfect reparation.
We desire to accept our daily trials for love of Him,
and with thee to console Jesus for the ingratitude of men
and the outrages He daily receives in the Blessed Sacrament.

(Versicle, Response, and Prayer as on the first day)

EIGHTH DAY

MARY, THE MODEL OF PRAYER


O Sacrament Most Holy,
O Sacrament Divine,
all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine.

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God!

O Virgin Immaculate,
while the Apostles went to preach the Gospel,
thou didst remain close to the tabernacle,
supplicating for them the goodness of the Savior,
and thy prayer obtained for them
the grace to convert the world!
Teach us to pray, above all,
to pray near the tabernacle,
where Jesus wills to abide continually
in order to hear our petitions.
Teach us to pray for the extension of the Eucharistic kingdom,
for the salvation of the whole world,
for the exaltation of the Holy Church,
and most especially for the sanctification of the clergy
and the conversion of sinners.

(Versicle, Response, and Prayer as on the first day)

NINTH DAY

MARY, THE DISPENSATRIX OF EUCHARISTIC GRACES


O Sacrament Most Holy,
O Sacrament Divine,
all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine.

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God!

0 Virgin Immaculate,
Mother most loving and admirable Model of adorers of Jesus
in the Blessed Sacrament,
thou art also the dispensatrix of the graces
necessary to fulfill that great duty!
Grant us, then, we beseech thee,
as the fruit of this novena,
the virtues that will render our adoration
less unworthy of thy Divine Son.
Teach us to honor so well this Mystery of mysteries
that we may receive here below the graces it contains,
in order to enjoy in heaven the eternal life
of which it is the pledge!

(Versicle, Response, and Prayer as on the first day)

[Taken from Volume VII of the Eymard Library. Courtesy of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament]

ACT OF CONSECRATION PRAYER

O Mary, Virgin and most powerful Mother of Mercy,
Queen of Heaven and Refuge of sinners,
we consecrate ourselves today,
to thy Immaculate Heart.
We consecrate to thee our very being and our whole life,
all that we have, all that we love, all that we are.
To thee we give our bodies,
our hearts and souls,
to thee we give our homes,
our families, and our country.
Mindful of this consecration,
we now promise to imitate thee by the practice of Christian virtues.
We resolve to receive Holy Communion
on the first Saturday of every month when possible,
and to offer daily,
five decades of the Rosary
with all our sacrifices in the spirit of penance and reparation.

Amen.



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