76th Novena to Our Lady of the Snows

 

Healing and Hope Novena

7:30 p.m.  Novena Masses this year will be celebrated inside the main church

 

Standing with Mary at the Foot of the Cross: The Sign of Healing and Hope

Sunday, July 28:
Standing with Mary at the foot of the Cross: Willingly embracing the Cross in our lives.
Presider: Fr. George Kirwin, OMI,
Doctorate in theology with a specialization in Mariology Oblate Community – Washington, DC
The grieving Mother stood weeping beside the cross where her Son was hanging. 
Holy mother, grant that the wounds of the Crucified drive deep into my heart. 

Monday, July 29:
Standing with Mary at the Foot of the Cross:  When suffering and grief pierce our hearts.
Presider: Fr. Lawrence Mariasoosai, OMI
Pastor – Sacred Heart Parish, Eagle Pass, TX
Through her weeping soul, compassionate and grieving, a sword passed. 
That of your wounded Son, who is deigned to suffer for me, I may share the pain. 

Tuesday, July 30:
Standing with Mary at the Foot of the Cross:  When loved ones suffer
Presider: Fr. Raymond Cook, OMI
Director of Campus Ministry – Rice University, Houston, TX
O how sad and afflicted was that blessed Mother of the Only-begotten!
Let me sincerely weep with you, bemoan the Crucified, for as long as I live. 

Wednesday, July 31:
Standing with Mary at the Foot of the Cross:  Bringing healing and reconciliation to our lives and our relationships – the power of tears
Presider: Fr. Emmanuel Mulenga, OMI
Pastor – St. Augustine Parish, New Orleans, LA
Who is the person who would not weep seeing the Mother of Christ in such agony?
Chosen Virgin of virgins, be not bitter with me,
let me stand beside the cross with you and weep with thee

Thursday, August 1:
Standing with Mary at the Foot of the Cross:  Offering hope to the world through compassion and witness of Christian life
Presider: Fr. Arthur Flores, OMI
Vicar-Provincial of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate U.S.
Who would not be able to feel compassion on beholding Christ’s mother suffering with her Son?
Grant that I may bear the death of Christ, share his Passion, and commemorate His wounds. 

Friday, August 2:
Standing with Mary at the Foot of the Cross:  Conversion – how my sin and unfaithfulness affect others
Presider: Fr. David Uribe, OMI
Director of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL
For the sins of his people she saw Jesus in torment and subjected to the scourge.
let me be wounded with his wounds, inebriated by the Cross because of love for the Son. 

Saturday, August 3:
Standing with Mary at the Foot of the Cross:  Forgiving and seeking forgiveness in life
She saw her sweet offspring dying, forsaken, while He gave up his spirit.
Presider: Fr. Mark Dean, OMI
King’s House Retreat Center, Belleville, IL
Inflame and set on fire, May I be defended by you, Virgin, on the day of judgement. 

Sunday, August 4:
Standing with Mary at the Foot of the Cross:  The victory of love over suffering and death
Presider: Most Rev. Louis Lougen, OMI
Superior General of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Rome, Italy
O Mother, fountain of love, make me feel the power of sorrow, that I may grieve with you.
Christ, when it is time to  pass away, grant that through your Mother I may come to the palm of victory. 

Monday, August 5:
Standing with Mary at the Foot of the Cross:  The purifying power of sufferings to love the Lord above all and to become holy
Presider: Fr. Andrew Knop, OMI
Pastor – St. Michael Parish, Duluth Diocese, MN
Grant that my heart may burn in the love of Christ my Lord, that I may greatly please him.
When my body dies, grant that my soul is given the glory of paradise.  Amen.

Confessions  before Novena Masses

Saturdays and Sundays 6 – 7:15 p.m.
Weeknights 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Church of Our Lady of the Snows 

For more information about these Novena liturgies, please call (618) 394-6276 or email hmiller@snows.org.

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate welcome you as they, like Mary, seek courageously to bring Christ to a world in need.

 

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