Novena

Novena to the VIGIN OF PEÑAFRANCIA

Miraculous Patroness of the Bicol Region

FIRST DAY

 

Sign of the Cross.

Act of Contrition

My Lord, Jesus Christ, true God and true man, in whom I believe, in whom I hope and whom I love above all things, I am deeply sorry for having offended You, because You are infinite goodness. And thru the powerful intercession of the blessed Mother, the Holy  Virgin Mary, whom I would like to honor all the days of my life, but most particularly during this novena which I dedicate to the glory of her most holy name. I promise never more to offend You with the help of Your divine grace. Amen.

             Virgin of Peñafrancia, pray for us.

 

Prayer

O most lovable Queen and Mother Mary, whose sweet name gladdens the heavens, consoles the earth and daunts hell! O peerless greatness granted to You by Him who is omnipotent, that all might share in the benefits of that plenitude, namely: the sick their consolation; the sinners their forgiveness; the angels their joy, and the Blessed Trinity untold glory! I have recourse in this novena to you as an Armour for my defense, as medicine for my health, as a consolation for my grief, as an effective relief for my burdens, as a help unto the remission of my sins and as a universal remedy for all my needs. Therefore I beseech You time and again and frequently repeat these sweet words:

 Virgin of Peñafrancia, pray for us.

Virgin of Peñafrancia, pray for us.

Virgin of Peñafrancia, pray for us.

 May I receive from your mercy and benevolence a participation in the benign influence of your name and may I become one of your most faithful children, so that, living always under this precious protection, may I be granted the special intention of this novena, if it be for the greater honor and glory of God and the salvation of my soul. Amen.

 Virgin of Peñafrancia, pray for us.

 (Now we greet the most sweet name of Mary with the following prayers and the Hail Mary’s)

M – other, most beloved, in all the occasions of my life remember me, a miserable sinner.

Hail Mary. . . .

 A – queduct of divine graces, grant me abundant tears toward the  forgiveness of my sins.

Hail Mary. . . .

 R – oyal Queen of heaven and earth, be my help and defense against the assaults of my

enemies.

Hail Mary. . . .

 I – illustrious and beloved daughter of Joaquim and Anne, pray your divine Son to grant

me the grace I need for my salvation.

Hail Mary. . . .

 A – dvocate and refuge of sinners, be at my bedside at the hour of  my death and open for

me the portals of  heaven.

 Hail Mary. . ..

 ( Short pause follows in which one may ask from Our Lord through the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin of Peñafrancia, the special grace desired in this novena. Then the following concluding prayer is said:)

  

Concluding Prayer for the First Day

O sovereign Queen and Mother, Mary, I humbly beseech You, to give me light and knowledge of the noble origin of my soul whose only Creator and Father is God himself, who made it fully capable to enjoy the essence of the Holy Trinity. Make my soul restless amidst the early things until it possesses the infinite goodness. Help me, Virgin of Peñafrancia, Queen and Mistress of the Bicol Region, that I may not degenerate from such a noble and sublime origin nor may I tarnish with ingratitude the honor of having a soul line unto God, but, on the contrary, that with a generous spirit I may live so as to enjoy the possession of my God and Lord. Amen.

 Virgin of Peñafrancia, pray for us.

 

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SECOND DAY

 (Same prayers as those of the first day, except the following concluding prayer.)

Concluding Prayer for the Second Day

Most wise Queen and Mother Mary, I humbly beseech you, oh Virgin of Peñafrancia, in your plentitude, have mercy on our ignorance, a consequence of original sin which allows us to commit errors and to lose the clear insight in your perfections. Grant me enlightenment by your grace in the election of the state of life that I should lead and of the profession that I should take that I may, without odds or difficulties, attain the ultimate end for which I ought to offer all the things of this life: the eternal beatitude, where I may bless and enjoy God for all the eternity. Amen.

 Virgin of Peñafrancia, pray for us.

 

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THIRD DAY

(Same prayers as those of the first day, Except the following concluding prayer.)

Concluding Prayer for the Third day

O most fortunate Lady and Blessed Creature, Mary, whose most sweet name is interpreted “God from my lineage”! Through the intercession of your sublime name, I humbly beseech you. O Virgin of Peñafrancia, instill in me deep gratitude towards God for the privilege granted to us mortals to become brethren of our Lord and God, who created us to make us live faithful to the Maker of such great mysteries and favors. Amen.

 Virgin of Peñafrancia, pray for us.

 

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FOURTH  DAY

(Same prayers as those of the first day, except the following concluding prayer.)

Concluding Prayer for the Fourth Day

O most benign Mother, Mary, whose most sweet name means “Star of the sea”. You are the most secure refuge of our souls amidst the tempestuous sea of life until we anchor on the shores of glory. I humbly beseech you, O Virgin of Peñafrancia, through the intercession of your holy name to protect me from the many pitfalls and abysses of temptations that surrounds me and that seek to deviate my steps from the path that leads to heaven. Through the intercession of your holy name, protect me from the precipices towards which my passion blindly grope and, as a luminous star, be my guide that I may not err in such an important voyage towards the eternity that awaits me that I may finally have the pleasure of seeing You in the eternal glory. Amen.

 Virgin of Peñafrancia, pray for us.

 

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FIFTH DAY

(Same prayers as those of the first day, except the following concluding prayer.)

Concluding Prayer for the Fifth Day

O most patient and dolorous Mary, I humbly beseech you, O Virgin of Peñafrancia, that as it was amidst such bitterness and on the recommendation of Jesus that you willingly adopted us, though sinners, as your sons in the person of John, may your sweet name be so impressed in my heart, as a keepsake of your woes on the summit of Calvary, that I may from time to time think of the high price paid for my redemption and that I may appreciate it deeply, seeing to it that the fruits are not spoiled by my vices. Grant finally that the memory of your sorrows and those of your Holy Son, may give me strength and fortitude to carry willingly the cross of this life that I may afterwards attain felicity and beatitude in the other life. Amen.

 Virgin of Peñafrancia, pray for us.

 

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SIXTH DAY

(Same prayers as those of the first day, except the following concluding prayer.)

Concluding Prayer for the Sixth Day

O most perfect Queen  and Mother Mary, I humbly beseech you, O Virgin of Peñafrancia, to make me a faithful imitator of our merciful Lord, who makes the sun rise to the good and the wicked, who makes the rain fall for the just and unjust, who does good even to those who do Him evil, that we may likewise tolerate the wrongs of our fellowmen, that we may bear patiently their offenses wishing them the salvation of their souls, that the Lord may also have compassion on me, forgiving my sins and leading me on the way to eternity where I may bless and enjoy Him forever. Amen.

 Virgin of Peñafrancia, pray for us.

 

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SEVENTH DAY

(Same prayers as those of the first day, except the following concluding prayer.)

Concluding Prayer for the Seventh Day

O most gracious Queen and Lady, I humbly beseech you, O Virgin of Peñafrancia, to stretch them out mercifully to give me all the graces that I need to fulfill the obligations of the state of life that I have chosen, that I may live pleasing to the eyes of God. Pray, most merciful Patroness of Bicolandia, for all your children but, in a special manner, for me the most unworthy of them all. Help me, oh lovable Mother, to atone for all my sins and to have the courage to confess them all at the foot of the ministers of your holy Son. Make me prefer to lose life rather than the friendship of God and that after death I may bless and enjoy Him with you for all eternity. Amen.

 Virgin of Peñafrancia, pray for us.

 

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EIGHTH DAY

(Same prayers as those of the first day, except the following concluding prayer.)

Concluding Prayer for the Eighth Day

O sovereign Queen and Lady Queen and Lady, Mary, I humbly beseech you, O Virgin of Peñafrancia, through the intercession of such a powerful name, to grant me all the temporal graces I need to lead a peaceful life and to spend my day in charitable deeds. Deeply obliged to God for those blessings, may I not use them foolishly in loathsome vanities and mundane pleasures, but rather do good to my neighbors and give honor to our Lord who has destined me for the riches of heaven which I hope to attain through the help of your sublime name. Amen.

 Virgin of Peñafrancia, pray for us.

 

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NINTH DAY

 (Same prayers as those of the first day, except the following concluding prayer.)

Concluding Prayer for the Ninth Day

O most lovable Queen and Mother, Mary, whose most sweet name gladdens the heart and consoles the souls in all tribulations: I humbly beseech you, O Virgin of Peñafrancia to instill in those of us who venerate your sacred name which means “hope”, this most important virtue with which we may strengthen our spirit amidst the innumerable perils in which we live. As strangers in this vale of tears and deprived still of the clear vision of our God and Creator and confiding in the power of our Lord for whom nothing is impossible in this life, we hope to refrain from the impulses of our passions and thread peacefully that path that leads to eternal life, and through piety and devotion, we may attain, the beatitude for which we were created and wherein we shall live eternally grateful to you to your all powerful intercession. Amen.

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ACT OF LOVE TO OUR PURE AND IMMACULATE MOTHER, MARY

          (After having recited five “Hail Mary’s recite the following prayer.)

 O sovereign Queen of the Angels, most Holy Virgin of Peñafrancia, Mary Most Holy, I  . . . . . .  the greatest of sinners, prostrate at your feet, humbly offer these five Hail Mary’s with reverence and in honor of the five letters that make up your most sweet name: Maria. I beseech you O lovable Mother, to imprint it deeply in my heart that, from now on, I may invoke it more frequently and more devotedly than in the past and that I may deserve the choice graces of our Lord. Amen.

With my soul thus enriched with the treasure of your love and solicitude, help me to have a peaceful and holy death preceded by a sincere repentance and a worthy reception of the last sacraments. Finally, grant me your valuable assistance for which I will be deeply grateful and hope to bless you in heaven for all eternity. Amen.

 Virgin of Peñafrancia, pray for us.

Virgin of Peñafrancia, pray for us.

Virgin of Peñafrancia, pray for us.

 Virgin of Peñafrancia, pray for us.

Virgin of Peñafrancia, pray for us.

HYMN TO THE VIRGIN OF PEÑAFRANCIA

—- Refrain —-
O Mary, full of grace of Peñafrancia’s shrine,
In thee our hope we place, O Lady most divine.

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We hope alone through Thee, with faith that falters never.
The glory of heaven to see, its bliss to enjoy forever;
Forsake us not, O Mary, for in this vale of tears
We mortals ever tarry engulfed in darksome fears.

—- Repeat Refrain —

Save us, O Mother dear, so full of true compassion;
The evil Serpent near would lead us to temptation;
Pray that to us descend the grace that lights the way,
That we with joy may end the Serpent’s mortals sway.

—- Repeat Refrain —

O star that shinest bright, o’er oceans tempests ridden,
Direct the ships aright amidst the darkness hidden,
And off disaster’s way do guide the sailors brave;
From pagan waves we pray the Bicolandia save.

—- Repeat Refrain —

O Dawn, thou who dost hope the gates of heaven, come
And bring the joy and hope to every Bicol home;
Do break the chains that bind the Christian captive’s feet,
And let the echoing wind their freedom’s song repeat.

—- Repeat Refrain —

Oe’r Bicol land thy fame, Mother of God on high
Our humble prayers acclaim; hear thou, hear lovingly
O Virgin, thee we praise; our Mother, Queen of love
Do thou our prayers raise to God in heaven above.

—- Repeat Refrain —

The Bicol Region all acclaim thee as their Mother,
With grateful heart they call and cheer thee as none other;
In voices they proclaim thee celestial Irish true,
Relief and remedy that all our plagues subdue.

—- Repeat Refrain —

PRAYER

Holy Mary, help of the unfortunate, strength of the faint-health of the sick, pray for all the people, intercede for the clergy, plead for the devout, may all who call upon your Name feel the power of your intercession with God.

Grant to us who praise you, O Lady, secure help in the struggle against our enemies.

To your faithful people, rejoicing in the name and protection of the most holy Virgin Mary, vouchsafe, O Almighty God, we beseech You through her loving intercession to be delivered from all evils here on earth, and to be accounted worthy to enter into everlasting joys in heaven, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

PRAYER TO THE VIRGIN OF PEÑAFRANCIA

 Let us Pray

 Turn to me thine eyes, oh most loving Virgin of Peñafrancia and have mercy on my soul that comes to Thee, full of repentance.

Protect my family, my relatives, my friends and benefactors. Intercede for your devotees, both the living and the dead, especially for those whom I am most obliged to help.

Pray for me, console me and save me. In my hours of peril, adversity & afflictions, above all, in the hour of my death, appear before your divine Son to help me and defend me. Tell him that I am your devotee, that having complete trust in your protection I kneel before your miraculous image to ask for your powerful intercession.

Virgin of Peñafrancia, pray for me, help me, console me and deliver me from all evil. Amen.

  

 HIMNO A LA VIRGEN DE PEÑAFRANCIA

 CORO

Resuene vibrante el himno de amor

Que entona tu pueblo con grata emocion.

Resuene vibrante el himno de amor

Que entona tu pueblo con grata emocion.

Patrona del Bicol, gran madre de Dios,

Se siempre la Reina de nuestra region.

Petrona del Bicol, gran Madre de Dios,

Se siempre la Reina de nuestra region.

1* Estrofa

Los rios murmuran tu nombre el corer.

Los montes proclaman tu Gloria y poder,

El pueblo creyente, con gozo te ve,

te canta amoroso y besa tu pie.

El pueblo creyente, con gozo te ve,

Te canta amoroso y besa tu pie.

(CORO)

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PRAYER ON THE  RECEPTION OF

THE BLESSED VIRGIN INTO THE HOME

  O mother of Christ and blessed Mother Mary, we are happy and honored by this, your visit to our poor house which you have made worthy to be the abode of your love during nine days of your stay with us. Give us, Beloved Mother, your blessings. Bless all in this home. Never allow us to commit anything that will give you sorrow. We are yours, our Queen and Mother. Take care of us all as your own, now and forever. Amen.

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FAREWELL PRAYER ON THE LAST DAY

 BEFORE THE VIRGIN DEPARTS

 O Beloved Mother, the time has come for your departure from our home, your home also for seven days of your stay with us. Our lips cannot express the joy overflowing in our hearts. Inspired by your love, Blessed Mother Mary, you desired to be with us even for a while. Thank you Mother, thank you. Come back some other day. We will wait for you with profound ardor. Upon your departure, take with you our hearts, take with you our love. Never allow us to forget you, nor to stray from your care, now and forever. Amen.

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