Novena Starts May 17th thru May 25th
Feast Day of St. Mariana de Jesus is May 26th.
"The soul that obtains the perfection of humility easily attains Divine Love, without adding any other exercise of penance or virtue. Furthermore, never will you find a heart that is filled with humility ever fail nor be emptied of anything when it is also occupied with Divine Love.”
Act of Contrition
Prayer: My Sweet Jesus, as You rested among the lilies in your celestial garden, You turned Your eyes from Eternity to the most fragrant Lily of Quito. From the moment of her creation, you provided her with all of the sweet blessings that you bestow upon souls which are to be placed before Your throne; I now prostrate myself before Your Divine Majesty imploring Your divine mercy through the merits of Your faithful servant and affectionate spouse St. Mariana de Jesus. Grant me, Lord, by the imitation of St. Mariana’s heroic virtues, a soul that will emit the fragrance of virtue as hers did, for the glorification of Your most Holy Name. Amen.
My God of Infinite Holiness, One in Being and three in Person, I thank you for the innumerable graces with which you have bestowed upon your most affectionate servant, St. Mariana de Jesus, demonstrated through her example and holy life. O Lord, by the singular benefits that you grant to those who invoke her, with a lively faith in any tribulation, especially in times of plagues and earthquakes, continue to give to all devotees who appeal to you through St Mariana’s intercession the necessary graces. Do not deny the request I ask of You in this novena, if it will assist me to gain eternal salvation. Amen.
Prayer: Blessed Mariana de Jesus, most devoted and privileged daughter of the Most Holy Virgin, you venerated and honored Our Lady as Mother of God and men. You commemorated in a thousand ways her indescribable mysteries. Since childhood, you used Mary’s life as a model and perfect example for all of your actions. Attain from Our Lord, Jesus Christ, the most affectionate devotion which you constantly professed to His Most Holy Mother. In a special way, attain for us the grace to honor, venerate and love the mysteries of the Holy House of Nazareth, so that we may be worthy to serve the Holy Family with perfect purity of soul and body. Amen.
Now make your request to the Holy Trinity for the special grace which you wish to receive through the merits of Saint Mariana de Jesus.
Say three Our Father’s, Hail Mary’s and Glory be’s.
Cure of Mrs. Carmela de Elsitdie:
Mrs. Carmela Martinez Tamariz de Elsitdie, matron of a distinguished family of the city of Cuenca, was suffering for eleven years of an ailment caused by gastrointestinal enlargement. She possessed such an enormous hernia of the abdomen that it drooped almost touching her knees.
On June 19th, the day of the triumphant entrance of the Sacred Relics into Cuenca, she left her house taking flowers to place them at the Sacred Reliquary when they arrived and asked for the return of good health.
Fulfilling her intention, she left to return to her house. As she passed in front of the church of Saint Alfonsus, she felt a sensation of excitement and well-being. She noticed that the overcoat that was almost impossible to fasten was now entirely loose. The enormous expansion of her abdomen had entirely disappeared along with all discomfort. On the following day, she appeared with her husband to relate this miracle. All of the medical professionals have affirmed that this type of cure could not be attributed to the forces of nature, nor could it be obtained by a surgical operation.
V. Pray for us, St. Mariana de Jesus.
R. So that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let Us Pray: Oh God, who desired to have bloom in this age, Saint Mariana in virginal chastity and perpetual penance as a lily among thorns; I pray that through her merits and intercession I may deter my inclination to sin and vice and continue to follow on the road to perfection through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.