Novena in Honour of Our Lady Queen of Apostles

“They went upstairs to the room where they were staying. They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.” (Acts 1:13,15)

“Wherever I shall be, I intend to imagine myself to be together with all creatures in the Cenacle in Jerusalem where the apostles received the Holy Spirit. I shall remind myself to renew this desire often. As the apostles were there with Mary, so will I be in spirit with my most beloved Mother Mary and Jesus. As they are special intercessors, I am confident that they will help me and all other creatures to receive the abundance of the Holy Spirit.” (St. Vincent Pallotti)

Icon of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Commissioned by Fr. Noel O’Connor in Galapo, Tanzania

Daily Novena Prayer of St Vincent Pallotti to Mary, Queen of Apostles

Immaculate Mother of God, Queen of Apostles, your Son has given us a perfect example of love for our neighbour. Inspired by his example, we resolve to do everything possible to bring our neighbour as well as ourselves to the life your Son has gained for us. We realize that our own efforts are worthless. Therefore, we ask you to intercede for us. Obtain from your Son the grace we need at this time (name your intention) as well as the graces necessary to revive faith and enkindle charity among all people. Relying on your powerful help, we resolve that whatever we shall receive from God will be used to give him glory. We look forward eagerly to that day when we shall join you in heaven to share the love of God forever. Amen.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory be.

Concluding Prayer:

O God, who bestowed the Holy Spirit on your apostles while they prayed with one mind with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, grant that, under the protection of the same holy virgin, our Mother and Queen of Apostles, we may faithfully serve your majesty and receive strength to spread abroad by word and example the glory of your name. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Feast of Our Lady Queen of Apostles is celebrated on the Saturday after the Ascension