August Novena

August Novena

Would you like to take part in a 75-year tradition that has given more than one million people the hope they need to get through difficult times?

The Healing and Hope Novena brings comfort and peace to pilgrims every summer at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. This special celebration of our faith dates back to 1943, and a lot has changed since those early novenas. But a lot has also stayed the same. I was of this recently when I came across letters from friends like you in our archives.

In 1945, Mrs. Parker from Illinois wrote to us that Our Lady of the Snows protected her son for two years while fighting in the Pacific during World War II. She even included a letter from her son which reads in part:

"The going has been really tough. The Good Lord has certainly been with me. i am the only one left of my squad. When I go into battle I say a prayer and I never forget Our Lady of the Snows. The fact that I am alive I attribute to the prayers of my many good friends praying for me back home to Our Lady of the Snows"

Fast forward nearly 75 years and we receive this letter last year during the novena from Flora who lives in Texas:

"Please pray for my grandson who is in the Army and on his fourth deployment to Somalia. He previously served twice in Afghanistan and Iraq. HE has two little boys at home, and every day they say a prayer to Our Lady of the Snows that their dad will return home safe."

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

I invite you to come to the Shrine from July 28 through August 5 to experience the 75th Anniversary Healing and Hope Novena in person. If travel is not possible, please join us through the power of prayer.

For the past 75 years the Lord has lifted our burdens during the Healing and Hope Novena. Please join us this year to bring healing into our lives and the lives of our loved ones. May God bless you abundantly.

Healing and Hope Prayer

Click on the link to tell me the names of your loved ones who are in need of healing. They along with your own personal healing needs will be remembered in prayer during this year's novena. You may also choose to have them remembered for a full year by placing their names and prayer needs in a Prayer Capsule at the Shrine.

Please send us your prayer needs so they can be remembered during this nine-day celebration of our faith.

Novena Devotional Gifts

Our Lady's Blooming Faith Rosary Bracelet  August Novena Prayer Capsule

Novena Prayers Booklet

Healing Novena Prayers Booklet

Novena Votive Candles

Lenten Votive Candle     Personalized Nine Day Novena Candle

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