Dear family and friends,
Thank you for joining us in this prayer.
(to be prayed as a novena for 9 days)
O beautiful Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, Our Lady of Divine Love, we turn to you in confidence that you will obtain for us the grace we need. We know that you will never turn us away, you who have been worthily greeted by an angel with the words "Hail, full of grace!"
Yes, O Mother, You are truly full of grace, for your heavenly spouse, the Holy Spirit, with His Divine Love, has designed to come upon you the moment you took form in your mother's womb, thus preserving you from the stain of sin and keeping you ever immaculate. Again he came down upon you at the time of the annunciation, rendering you the Mother of Jesus, at the same time keeping you ever virgin. He came down upon you at Pentecost, filling you with his seven gifts, and making you the fount and dispenser of all heavenly blessings.
Therefore, O gracious Mother of Divine Love, to you we consecrate the vocation of our newest sisters and brothers, so that you may obtain for them the graces they need to live their mission as Servants of Our Lord and of You, our Dear Mother.
O Blessed St. Joseph,
faithful guardian and protector of virgins, to whom God entrusted Jesus and Mary, I implore you by the love which you bear them, to preserve our dear consecrated sisters and brothers from every defilement of soul and body, that they may always serve in holiness and purity of love.
O St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus Christ and true spouse of the Virgin Mary pray for us. Amen.
Sr. Maria Virgo Sacerdos
Sr. Maria Madonna della Strada
Sr. Mary Virgin of Galilee
Sr. Mary Guardian of the Child Jesus
Sr. Maria Pia Mater
Sr. Mary of Divine Love
Sr. Mary Our Lady of Kibeho
Sr. Mary Glory of Eternal Life
Sr. Mary Mother of the Church
Sr. Mary of Joseph
Sr. Mary Crown of Purity
Sr. Maria Puerta de Misericordia
Sr. Mary of the Visitation
Sr. Maria Regina Familiae
The prayer above is adopted from two ancient prayers, one to Our Lady of Divine Love and the other to St Joseph. It is intended to pray as a 9-day novena for our new SSVM sisters who are getting invested on the 8th of Dec 2015 and our new IVE brothers who are starting their novitiate in Washington DC.
Please know that they will be praying for each of you in a special way. As they consecrate their life to Jesus, they receive many graces and they pass these graces to all those who have asked for special prayers, for family and friends, for the Holy Church and for their children in Christ.
As our Sr. Mary of Divine Love is veiled by Sr. Mar (whom she met in PNG and who had been praying for her since), she said that she would hold all dear sisters (past and present), the girls, the priests and lay missionaries of the PNG mission in a special way.