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: Most pure and angelic Mariana de Jesus, with holy fear of God, you controlled your senses and practiced perfect mortification of your body. As a result, you were found worthy of Jesus Christ, the reward for extraordinary chastity. Emulating the purity of the angels, you did not know the enticement of sensuality and could offer to your Divine Spouse the purest lily of your virginity. Obtain for me from Our Lord the knowledge of how to dominate my passions and desires, so that with a chaste and pure life I find grace in the eyes of God and obtain the Eternal Salvation of my soul. 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 an ulcer and a conversion.
In the city of Guayaquil, away from my home, I visited a doctor since I had been ill with an ulcer in my leg. Upon examination, the doctor ordered the amputation of my leg on the very next day. Filled with bitterness, I grasped the holy picture of Mariana de Jesus with a relic that my mother had sent from Quito. Flooded with tears and thousands of exclamations to Mariana, I offered my leg to her. I presented to her this proposal: that if she freed me from the amputation of my leg, I would become her serious and most faithful devotee, and that I would go to confession and Holy Communion as a sign of my gratitude. The holy picture with the relic was placed on the bandage throughout the night. The following morning, I surprised the doctor with the extraordinary change that had occurred; He told me that I was lucky, because I no longer needed the amputation. Then still doubtful of that improvement, he examined me with thoroughness believing to be mistaken. With tears in my eyes, I give thanks to Mariana de Jesus, and fulfilled my promise as soon as I left the hospital. Thus it went, how after twenty years of not even attending a single Mass, I fervently received Holy Communion. Pledging allegiance, I am, forever, a true devotee of our kind compatriot.
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.