NOVENA FOR THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
O IMMACULATE Virgin! Mary, conceived without sin!
Remember, thou was miraculously preserved from even the shadow of sin, because thou was destined to become not only the Mother of God, but also the mother, the refuge, and the advocate of man;
penetrated, therefore, with the most lively confidence in thy never-failing intercession, we most humbly implore thee to look with favor upon the intentions of this novena, and to obtain for us the graces and favors we request.
(Here form your petitions.)
Thou knows, O Mary, how often our hearts are the sanctuaries of God, Who abhors iniquity. Obtain for us, then, that Angelic purity which was thy favorite virtue,
that purity of heart which will attach us to God alone, and
that purity of intention which will consecrate every thought, word, and action to His greater glory. Obtain also for us a constant spirit of prayer and self-denial, that we may recover by penance that innocence which we have lost by sin, and at length attain safely to that blessed abode of the Saints, where nothing defiled can enter.
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.