Novena Day 8: The Assumption of Our Lady

Join us for Day 8 of the Novena in Honour of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Opening prayer: We fly to thy protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us from all
dangers O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

Intention: For vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and the religious life

Thoughts: `A great sign appeared in Heaven: a woman adorned with the sun, standing on the moon, and with twelve stars on her
head as a crown` (Rev 12:1). The stars represent the twelve tribes of Israel, God`s chosen people, and the holy apostles. Our Lady is the Queen of priests
and their Mother. We pray that the Pope, the bishops, priests, deacons, religious, and consecrated men and women of the Church may set themselves close to
Our Lady as her crown, and that women, men and children everywhere may offer themselves totally to God.

Prayer: Father, you raised the Mother of your Son to the glory of Heaven, grant through her intercession that the hearts and minds
of all may be open to your call, so that loving you above all things we may be signs of your presence, and ardent but gentle servants of the Gospel.

Intentions: We pray for the intentions of all our Dioceses in England and Wales and for our Bishops. We pray for vocations to the
Priesthood and for a flourishing of seminary life. We pray for all seminarians and for those in the process of discernment. We pray in thanksgiving for our Religious
Orders both active and enclosed, and for Deacons.

Our Father … Hail Mary . Glory be .
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.

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