August Novena

August Novena

As a national Shrine, we welcome pilgrims from all over North America and beyond. I invite you to take a very special pilgrimage with Our Lady.

From July 28 - August 5, we will journey, "With Mary, On Holy Pilgrimage." this journey will take place during the Annual Healing and Hope Novena at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. I want you to take part in this special pilgrimage with me!

Our prayer pilgrimage begins with Mary, our Blessed Mother, who guides us always in route to her Son Jesus. Our pilgrimage is a journey of continued conversion, a yearning to draw close to Christ.

Saint John Paull II explained, "Pilgrimages have always held an important place in the lives of Christians. Pilgrimages are a gift of grace."

I want you to receive the "Gift of Grace" during the upcoming Healing and Hope Novena. It would be great to see you in person as we make the pilgrimage with Mary. I have included a schedule with the themes of each night to help you better plan a pilgrimage to the Shrine.

If you are unable to attend tthe novena in person, there are several ways that you can be on pilgrimage with us through the power of prayer.

Please join us on our pilgrimage with Mary during the 2020 Healing and Hope Novena. It truly is going to be a grace-filled experience. May God bless you abundantly and keep you well.

You can watch the novena from the comfort of your home. the homily for each night will be posted on our website:

Send your special prayer intentions to be included in the Healing and Hope Novena

Your intentions will be included throughout the nine days of the novena. Hundreds of pilgrims will be lifting up your intentions each day during our special pilgrimage with Mary.

Send your special intentions

Novena Devotional Gifts

As we bring the gift of grace into your life, you can do the same for people in need through the world. Your donation can improve the lives of our less fortunate brothers and sisters here at home are in more than 60 countries around the word. If you like, you can receive a beautiful devotional gift for your donation.

Our Lady of the Snows Cameo Rosary with Pouch  Our Lady of the Snows Rhinestone Pin   August Novena Prayer Capsule

Novena Prayers Booklet

Would you like to join the pilgrimage from home? Request your copy of With Mary, On Holy Pilgrimage prayer booklet. This booklet contains brief reflections on each of the nine nightly themes written by Fr. William Clark, O.M.I. the former Director of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.

Healing Novena Prayers Booklet

Novena Votive Candles

When a Votive Candle is lit, prayers are lifted up to Heaven. Often these candles shine for people in need of healing. This form of devotion dates back to the earliest days of Christianity. You or a loved one can be lifted up in prayer at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows by having a Votive Candle lit at this holy place.

Votive Candle    

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