Novena to Our Lady of Good Success Day 7 Jan 24 – Feb 1

DAY 7
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Act of Repentance
To be said first, each day of the novena
I believe in Thee, O my God. Strengthen, O Lord, my faith. I hope in Thee, O my God. Affirm, O Lord, my hope. I love Thee, O my God; increase, O Lord, my love. I repent of having offended Thee. O my God, help me to have contrition, so that with the help of Thy grace and the powerful patronage of Holy Mary of Good Success, I may never sin again. O Lord, have pity and mercy on me. Amen.

Opening Prayer
To be said each day of the novena
O most Excellent and Immaculate Queen of Heaven, Holy Mary of Good Success, most favored Daughter of the Eternal Father, most beloved Mother of the Divine Son, most cherished Spouse of the Holy Spirit, sublime Throne of the Divine Majesty, August Temple of the Holy Trinity, in whom the Three Divine Persons have placed the treasures of Their Power, Wisdom and Love! 
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Remember, Virgin Mary of Good Success, whom God hath made so great so that Thou canst give succor to miserable sinners; remember that Thou hast often promised to show Thyself a merciful Mother to those who have recourse to Thee. I come to Thee then, Mother most merciful, and I beg Thee, for Thy love of the Most High, that Thou should obtain for me from God the Father a lively Faith that never loses sight of the eternal truths; from the Son, a firm Hope that always aspires to reach that glory that He won for me with His Blood; and from the Holy Ghost, a charity so inflamed that I will always live loving the Supreme Goodness and Thee, Most Holy Virgin, until through Thy intervention I will love and enjoy Thee eternally in glory. Amen. 
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We salute Thee Mary, as the Favored Daughter of God the Father.
Hail Mary… 
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We salute Thee Mary, as the Chosen Mother of the Divine Son.
Hail Mary… 
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We salute Thee Mary, as the Singular Spouse of the Holy Ghost.
(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father)
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Day Seven
Consider how the fortunate religious, in the fervor of her pleas and illuminated by that bright light that inundated her, fixed her eyes upon the source of that brilliance, finding before her a Lady of extraordinary beauty and kindness of face. As the light dissolved, she saw that the Lady was carrying in Her left arm a Child, bright and shining like a morning star, full of grace and goodness, His features tender and kind. In Her right hand She held a beautiful scepter of shining gold and precious stones, and around Her forehead was a magnificent crown with dazzling stones. She wore a garment similar to that of the Statue (in Spain) of Mary of Good Success, whose miraculous discovery was recounted earlier and to whom the pious Conceptionist sister had been praying when she received the favor of this vision. 
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The good religious was at the same time transported with joy and confused to be thus visited by her Celestial Mother. Her soul was filled with a joy and gratitude without limit, and her heart flooded by holy sentiments. As thoughts of lively faith and valiant love and confidence overwhelmed her being, she asked, “Who art thou? And what dost thou desire?” 
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Then, o marvel of goodness! In a sweet and suave voice, the Lady responded: “I am Mary of Good Success whom you invoked with such tender affection. Your prayer has pleased me very much. Your faith has brought me here. Your love has invited me to visit you. 
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Ponder, o my soul, the singular privilege of this blessed sister, who merited by her faith, devotion, and fervor in prayer to attract the presence of Mary Most Holy and to thus contemplate Her so lovely, so pure, and so beautiful, to be dazzled by Her splendors, to enjoy Her intimacies, and to hear Her most amiable voice. Ah! Fortunate creature! How great was your love for your Celestial Mother! How strong your inclination to humble yourself and praise Her! How ardent your desire to be with Her! How continuous, attentive, and devout your prayers! 
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This goodness of Mary should thus encourage us to invoke Her with deep faith under the title of Good Success and to pray always with attention and confidence, considering that only a living faith and vigilant attention in prayer will make us deserve to be heard and favored by the Holy Virgin, not with privileged visions, but with other gifts of grace that will help us triumph over our passions and the enemies of religion. 
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Prayer
O God of goodness, Who dost deign to reward the faith and zealous sentiments of piety of Thy chosen souls with visits of Mary Most Holy, hear also our prayers that the presence of this Statue of Good Success might illuminate our faith and increase our confidence that She will benignly hear our prayers. Grant us an ever increasing faith in Thy paternal goodness; make us ever more confident that we will receive what we ask for. Make us also ever more fervent in our prayers, so that supported by the great valor of our powerful Patroness, we might be freed from the dangers that threaten us, serve Thee better, and win the honor of being in Thy company and that of Mary Most Holy in Heaven for all eternity. Amen. 
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Act of Thanksgiving to the Blessed Virgin 
To be said each day of the novena
O Virgin Blessed among all women! We lack the words to give Thee thanks for the innumerable blessings that we have received from Thy hand. The day of Thy birth can be called the day of thanksgiving, happiness, and consolation. Thou art the honor of mankind, the joy of Paradise, the beloved gift of God, and the well-being of our country. What merit do we have, Blessed Virgin of Good Success, to deserve to have Thee as our Mother? May God be forever blessed Who hath desired it so! Blessed also art Thou, Virgin Mary, because despite our ingratitude, Thou showest us Thy propitious favor. 
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Thus art Thou, most clement Mother, our consolation on earth, our refuge, our help, and our protection in both our public and private needs. Safeguard us from war, pestilence, hunger, storms, earthquakes, and all the calamities that we merit by our guilt. Pray for the Holy Church and for her visible head. Hear the supplications of those who invoke Thee. Be Thou our Advocate, our Mother, for as thus do we place our confidence in Thee. To Thee do we have recourse, and through Thy intercession we hope to achieve from Thy Son pardon for our sins and perseverance in grace until death. Amen.
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Here, each one raising up his heart to God, should ask, through the intercession of Blessed Mary of Good Success, that grace or favor which he desires to receive.
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Praises to the Holy Virgin
To be said each day of the novena
O Virgin Mary, our Mother preeminent above all on earth.
Response: Come to our assistance and show us mercy, because Thou art our Mother. 
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Above all others, Thou wert attentive to the Word of the Father, Who doth great things in Thy honor. Come to our assistance and show us mercy, because Thou art our Mother. 
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Thou art the most worthy temple of the Most Holy Trinity.
Come to our assistance and show us mercy, because Thou art our Mother. 
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In Thee is that same purity the Angels enjoy.
Come to our assistance and show us mercy, because Thou art our Mother. 
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The Christian world proclaims that Thou dost reign on the right side of the King of Kings. Come to our assistance and show us mercy, because Thou art our Mother. 
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O Mother of Grace, our Hope! Port of the shipwrecked and star of the sea, Come to our assistance and show us mercy, because Thou art our Mother. 
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Gate of Heaven, health of the sick, light in the darkness.
Come to our assistance and show us mercy, because Thou art our Mother. 
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Through Thee, we will find ourselves before God in the court of the Saints, where He lives and reigns forever. Come to our assistance and show us mercy, because Thou art our Mother. 
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Guide our steps and help us, O sweet Mary, in our last hours. 
Come to our assistance and show us mercy, because Thou art our Mother. 
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Receive this praise from our tender lips, which cannot express Thy singular grandeur. Come to our assistance and show us mercy, because Thou art our Mother.
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Antiphon: Holy Mary, save the miserable, help the weak, intercede for the afflicted, plead for the people, intercede for the clergy, petition for the faithful. Permit all those who celebrate Thy holy memory to experience Thy favor and assistance. 
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V. Pray for us, O Virgin of Good Success!
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
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Final Prayer
We ask Thee, our Lord and God, that Thou grant us health of soul and body through the intercession of the glorious Virgin Mary. Through Her merits and those of Her sovereign Child Jesus, we hope to be freed from the present evils and to attain eternal happiness. Amen.

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