PRAYERS, NOVENA & LITANY TO ST ANNE
PRAYER TO ST ANNE
TO OBTAIN SOME SPECIAL FAVOUR
Glorious St Anne, filled with compassion for those who
invoke thee, and with love for those who suffer, heavily
laden with the weight of my troubles, I cast myself at thy
feet, and humbly beg of thee to take the present affair
which I recommend to thee under thy special protection.
Vouchsafe to commend it to thy Daughter, the Blessed Virgin
Mary, and lay it before the throne of Jesus, so that He may
bring it to a happy issue. Cease not to intercede for me
until my request is granted. Above all obtain for me the
grace of one day beholding my God face to face, and with
thee and Mary and all the saints praising and blessing Him
for all eternity. Amen.
Good St Anne, Mother
of her who is our life, our sweetness and our hope, pray to
her for us, and obtain our request. (Say three times.)
MEMORARE TO ST
Remember, O holy mother, St Anne, that never was it known
that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help,
or sought thy intercession was left unaided, for thou art a
most merciful mother, and dost aid all who are in distress.
Inspired by this confidence I take refuge in thee, and
beseech thee by thy great prerogative of being the mother of
the Queen of Heaven and grandparent of the Saviour of the
world, to come to my aid with thy powerful intercession, and
obtain from thy Immaculate Daughter this favour (mention
it). In honour of the nine months during which thou didst
bear the Ever Blessed Virgin in thy womb, and didst bring
her forth without stain of original sin, I now offer up
these nine Hail Marys, which I offer thee through my Angel
PRAYER FOR THE
O holy mother, St Anne, so rich in graces thou wilt never
leave unheard the pleadings and tears of a mother who
invokes thee for a wayward child. Lo! thou knowest my grief
and the anguish of my heart. Look down with thy maternal
eyes upon this poor erring child, and bring it back upon the
way of salvation that it may again serve God faithfully and
obtain eternal happiness. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen. Say
three Hail Marys.
PREROGATIVES OF ST ANNE
1. Rejoice, O
blessed Anne, for thou didst conceive a daughter who is the
Mother of the Saviour of the world! (Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the
beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
2. Rejoice, O
blessed Anne, mother of the Queen of Heaven, for from thee
proceeded the bright shining Star of the Sea! (Glory be …)
3. Rejoice, O
blessed Anne, mother of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, who ever
a Virgin is at the same time the Mother of the Redeemer.
(Glory be …)
4. Rejoice, O
blessed Anne, who alone didst merit the grace of being the
mother of Mary, and grandparent of Jesus Christ. (Glory be
5. Rejoice, O
blessed Anne, exult and be glad unceasingly, that thou hast
been so privileged by God! Plead for me with Mary, thy most
pure daughter, the august Queen of Heaven. (Glory be …)
V. Pray for us, St
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us Pray. O God
Who didst will that St Anne by being the mother of Mary, the
Ever Blessed Virgin, should co-operate in the work of the
Redemption of Thine Only-Begotten Son, grant we beseech
Thee, that while on earth, we may so venerate the Mother of
Thy Son, and her Mother, St Anne, that at the hour of death
we may rejoice in their assistance and praise and bless Thee
forever in Heaven. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
NOVENA TO ST ANNE
O most holy and august St Anne, Heaven admires you, earth
blesses you, God the Father loves you as the mother of His
cherished daughter, the Incarnate Word as the parent of His
well-beloved mother, the Holy Ghost as the mother of His
perfect Spouse. The angels and the elect honour you as the
tree producing a flower, the heavenly perfume and beauty of
which charms them, and whose divine fruit is their life and
felicity. Penitent sinners look on you as their most
powerful advocate with God, the just through your
intercession hope for an increase of grace, penitents the
expiation of their sins, and sinners the remission of their
iniquities. Be propitious to us, O most merciful St Anne,
unite with Mary, your dear and admirable child, and by her
intercession and yours we shall confidently expect mercy
from Jesus, to whom you were so intimately allied, also the
intentions of this novena, and every grace during life, and
above all at the hour of death. Amen.
THE LITANY OF ST
Lord, have mercy on
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 Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Mother
of God, pray for us.
St Anne, Mother of
the Virgin Mary, pray for us.
St Anne, Spouse of St Joachim, pray for us.
St Anne, Ark of Noah, pray for us.
St Anne, root of Jesse, pray for us.
St Anne, fruitful vine, pray for us.
St Anne, joy of the angels, pray for us.
St Anne, hope of the patriarchs, pray for us.
St Anne, vessel full of grace, pray for us.
St Anne, mirror of obedience, pray for us.
St Anne, mirror of patience, pray for us.
St Anne, mirror of devotion, pray for us.
St Anne, support of the Church, pray for us.
St Anne, refuge of sinners, pray for us.
St Anne, mother of virgins, pray for us.
St Anne, help of Christians, pray for us.
St Anne, gate of salvation, pray for us.
St Anne, guide of pilgrims, pray for us.
St Anne, consolatrix of the afflicted, pray for us.
St Anne, health of the sick, pray for us.
St Anne, help of all who invoke you, pray for us.
Lamb of God, who
takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have
mercy on us.
V. Pray for us, O
blessed St Anne.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us Pray. O God,
Who by Thy grace, wast pleased to choose blessed Anne to be
the mother of the Virgin Mary, mercifully grant that we who
celebrate her praises may be assisted by her prayers to
Thee, Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.