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, you trusted in the extreme kindness and infinite power of your Divine Spouse. Never becoming discouraged in setbacks or annoyances in your consecrated life, neither in the corporal diseases and tribulations of soul, nor in the contradictions of the men, rather, hoping against all hope, did you face all of the difficulties of your century. Living a consecrated life within the bosom of your family, you were supported by the powerful arm of Jesus, who consoled you. Attain for me, from the Divine Majesty, abundant grace to fulfill all of the duties of my state, that I may live in the world but not of the world through my Redeemer, Jesus Christ. 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.
Mariana de Jesus cures a woman with a cancerous tumor.
Mrs. Lida Rosa de Gavilanes suffered for six years from a terrible discomfort in the abdomen. The doctors of Riobamba could not alleviate the acute pain.
Tired from all of the treatments, she went to Quito and she was examined by Dr. Serrano who discovered a cancerous tumor. She was told that on the following day he would operate. She replied that she had an urgent commitment and would return later. This woman had heard that the town of Chambo was going to be visited by the Sacred Relics of Saint Mariana de Jesus on Sunday, April 22. She wanted to be present to implore with all of her faith, the cure of this disease. Therefore, this good woman traveled to Chambo and passed the whole night in prayer in front of the Sacred Relics. She implored the priest who cared for these relics to agree to bless her with these relics and to touch the relics to her. Immediately she felt no pain. Until this time her whites of her eyes had been yellow. This disappeared completely. At the advice of the priest, she went back to Quito, so that Dr. Serrano could examine her once more. The cancerous tumor had disappeared. `You are healed ", was the answer of the doctor. The Saint of Quito has wanted once again to demonstrate her power and her mercy to her countrymen by this miraculous fact and evidence.
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.