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, fervent virgin, whose thoughts, words and actions from the age of reason until your dying breath, were animated by the charity of God, pray for me to your most loving Spouse, Jesus Christ. May He inflame my cold heart with that sacred fire that spreads across the Earth, eager to consume everything in His Love. May the Holy Spirit fill my heart with His Divine Love so that overflowing as your heart was, I may imitate you in my words and example. Hence all of my intentions, all of my efforts, my whole heart and soul will only be occupied in serving Him, honoring Him and loving Him during this life preparing me to be worthy to love Him and enjoy Him forever and ever in the next. 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 cripple
This striking miracle happened in the city of Tulcán the same day of the arrival of the Sacred Relics into that city, in January of 1945.
A poor woman, mother of four children, lay debilitated and completely crippled. She had been in this state for four years. Aware that the Sacred Relics were going to pass in front of her house, she asked her little children to carry her in their arms and place her in front of the door near the street. As the Relics approached, she cried out full of faith: “Mariana de Jesus: have compassion on this poor mother! Return my health to me in order that I may take care of my children” and she lied down and began to cry.
On the following day, in a moment when one of her children was going to fall suddenly to the ground, she very instinctively went running to help him. She did not notice in the least that she had recovered the use of her limbs, until she felt that the bones of both knees cracking. Then realizing that she was cured, she began to cry with joy.
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.