Novena of Joyful Mysteries for the Protection of the Unborn


Novena of Joyful Mysteries (Click on the image of the Visitation to get a podcast of the Joyful Mysteries)

Lord teach us to pray in Spirit and in Truth

May 25th is the birthday of St. Padre Pio and the anniversary of the Referendum on the 8th Amendment in Ireland.

You are invited, wherever you are, to join in a Novena of prayer by saying the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary every day from May 17th to the 25th. They are the mysteries of conception, pregnancy, birth and life.

You may already have committed to some other form of Novena – what matters is to prepare by prayer.

The period of the Novena also includes the birthday of Pope St. John Paul II 

St. Padre Pio, pray for us

St. John Paul II, pray for us

St. Gerard, pray for us

Mary Queen of Apostles, pray for us

Mother of Divine Love, pray for us

St. Vincent Pallotti, pray for us 

Prayer for Life by Pope John Paul II

Mary, bright dawn of the new world,
Mother of the living,
to you do we entrust the cause of life:
Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers
of babies to be born,
of the poor whose lives are made difficult,
of men and women who are victims of brutal violence,
of the elderly and the sick killed
by indifference or out of misguided mercy.
Grant that all who believe in your Son
may proclaim the Gospel of life
with honesty and love to the people of our time.
Obtain for them the grace
to accept that Gospel as a gift ever new,
the joy of celebrating it with gratitude
throughout their lives
and the courage to bear witness to it resolutely,
in order to build,
together with all people of good will,
the civilization of truth and love,
to the praise and glory of God,
the Creator and lover of life. Amen!