Our Lady of Hope
I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of
knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth; in me
is all hope of life and of virtue. Come to me all that desire me and be filled with
my fruits (Sirach
O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Grace, Hope of the world.
Hear us, your children, who cry to you
Let Us Pray
O God, who by the marvelous protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary
has strengthened us firmly in hope, grant we beseech You, that by persevering in prayer at
her admonition, we may obtain the favors we devoutly implore. Through Christ Our
Prayer to Our Lady of Hope
O Mary, my Mother, I kneel before you with heavy heart. The
burden of my sins oppresses me. The knowledge of my weakness discourages me. I
am beset by fears and temptations of every sort. Yet I am so attached to the things
of this world that instead of longing for Heaven I am filled with dread at the thought of
O Mother of Mercy, have pity on me in my distress. You are
all-powerful with your Divine Son. He can refuse no request of your Immaculate
Heart. Show yourself a true Mother to me by being my advocate before His throne.
O Refuge of Sinners and Hope of the Hopeless, to whom shall I turn if not you?
Obtain for me, then, O Mother of Hope, the grace of true sorrow
for my sins, the gift of perfect resignation to God's Holy Will, and the courage to take
up my cross and follow Jesus. Beg of His Sacred Heart the special favor that I ask
in this novena.
(Make your request.)
But above all I pray, O dearest Mother, that
through your most powerful intercession my heart may be filled with Holy Hope, so that in
life's darkest hour I may never fail to trust in God my Savior, but by walking in the way
of His commandments I may merit to be united with Him, and with you in the eternal joys of
Mary, our Hope, have pity on us.
Hope of the Hopeless, pray for us.
3 Hail Marys
Devotion to Our Lady of Hope is one of the oldest Marian devotions. The first
shrine bearing that title was erected at Mezieres in the year 930.
17, 1871, Our Lady of Hope appeared in the French village of Pontmain.
There she reveales herself as the "Madonna of the Crucifix" and gave the world
her message of "Hope through Prayer and the
Cross." The basilica built at Pontmain by the Oblates fo Mary Immaculate is
one of the great French pilgrimage places, noted for its miracles of grace.
The Oblate Fathers introduced the devotion to America in 1952. Novena devotions are
maintained at the Shrine of Our Lady of Hope, Oblate Fathers' Novitiate and Infirmary,