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Prayers of the Novena | Novena
2016 Revised Novena
The purpose of the novena is not just to bring our needs and aspirations to God through the prayers of Our Mother of Perpetual Help but to let Mary bring us to Jesus in order to follow him—the true path to God. This is the main message of the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. It would be a great means, therefore, that in praying the novena for nine days, we contemplate on the meaning of the whole Icon and its parts. The whole purpose of this contemplation is to live our daily lives and experiences in the example of Mary— following the path of Jesus towards true happiness and peace.
The shrine saw an opportune time to revise the novena during the celebrations of the 150th Jubilee of the icon in 2016. In the spirit of the 150th Jubilee of the Icon, a new version of the novena was published. This latest version aims to:
An interesting feature of the 2016 novena is the return of the contemplation of the meaning and spirituality of the icon and its parts as an essential part of praying the novena.
How to Pray the Novena