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Day 5 of the Novena To Our Lady of Good Health,



Opening Prayer

Oh! Our Lady of Health, 

who is showering abundant favours on all who honour You, 

obtain for us the grace to make this novena in a spirit of giving glory to Jesus Christ, Your Son.

Oh! Our Lady of Health, Our protection, 

we are coming to You to express our deep gratitude and petition in person.

You who know our hearts, 

graciously grant us the grace to grow in the love of God and neighbour and thus give You glory. 

Let us honour You as our Mother and may we accept Christ as our Saviour. 

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.



The Fifth Day


O spotless Virgin Mother of Health, our heavenly Benefactress, hail! 

Elizabeth received many favours for herself and for her family during Your stay at her home. Choosing Vailankanni as the place of Your throne, You bless and obtain numerous favours for all those who seek Your help; the blind obtain their sight; the dumb speak; the lame walk; the sick with no other hope of cure, are cured through Your intercession.

Merciful Mother, we thank You for Your favours shown to our brethren in need, and through You we adore and glorify Your Almighty Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We pray You to intercede for us in all our needs as Your motherly heart knows them. Obtain God’s Mercy for those have who offended Him, and convert such hardened sinners to become His true friends. Amen.

Selected Prayer to Our Lady


Day 5 


O Jesus, Son of God, You desire that whatever You love should be loved by us. Therefore O good Son, I beg You by the love You bear Your Mother and as You wish Her to be loved, to grant me that I may truly love Her.    O good Mother, I beg You by the love You bear Your Son, as You wish Him to be loved, to pray for me that I may truly love Him. Since then, this is in Your power, shall my sins prevent its being done? O Jesus, Lover of men, You were able to love criminals, even so as to die for them; can You then refuse me who ask only the love of You and Your Mother? And You too, Mary, Mother of Him, who love us, who did bear Him in Your womb, and did feed Him at Thy breast, art Thou not able or not willing to obtain for one who asks it, the love of Thy Son and of Thyself?


May my heart love You as it should; and may my whole substance praise You in eternity. Amen. 

(St Anselm)

Novena to Our Lady of Health Vailankanni


Oh most Holy Virgin! You were chosen by the Most Adorable Trinity from all eternity to be the most pure Mother of Jesus. Permit me Your humble and devoted child, to remind You of the joy You received at the instance of the most sacred incarnation of our Divine Lord, and during the nine months You carried Him in Your chaste womb. I wish most sincerely that I could renew, or even increase that joy by the fervour of my prayers. Oh tender Mother of the afflicted! Grant me under my present necessities that special protection You have promised to those who devoutly commemorate this ineffable joy. Relying on the infinite mercies of Your Divine Son, trusting that those who ask should receive and penetrated with confidence in Your powerful prayers, I most humbly entreat You to intercede for me. I beg You to obtain for me the favours which I petition for in this novena, if it be the Holy will of God to grant them; and if not, to ask for me whatever graces I most stand in need of.


(Here specify Your requests)


I desire by this novena which I now offer in Your honour, to prove the lively confidence I have in Your intercession. Accept, it I beseech You, in honour of that supernatural love and joy, with which Your Immaculate Heart replenished during the abode of Your Divine Son in Your womb, in veneration of which, I offer You the sentiments of my heart.


(Repeat the Hail Mary nine times)


O Mother of God, accept these salutations in union with the respect and veneration with which the angel Gabriel first hailed You “full of grace” I wish most sincerely that they may become so many gems in the crown of Your glory, which will increase in brightness to the end of the world.

I beseech You, O comfortress of the afflicted, by the joy You received when the Word was made Flesh, to obtain for me the favours and graces which I have now implored through Your powerful intercession. For this end I offer You all the good works which have ever been performed in Your honour. I most humbly entreat You, for the love of the amiable heart of Jesus, with which Yours was ever so inflamed, to hear my humble prayers and obtain my requests. Amen.


Concluding Prayer

O Mary! Our Lady of Health, and Our Heavenly Queen, seated on Your throne of mercy

and compassion in Your Holy Shrine at Vailankanni, we praise and honour You to be our

refuge and our relief. Numberless are the sick, who, through You, have recovered health.

Relying on Your power and goodness we fly to You and implore Your intercession for

the healing of all our infirmities and to obtain for us perfect health of body and soul, that we

may better be able to serve You and Your Divine Son. At all times, You have been the help

and consolation of the infirm. You obtain for them health when it is conducive to their

salvation. You assist them at the time of their death. Help us then, O most amiable Mother

and obtain for us cure of all our sufferings, or patience to endure them in the spirit of

resignation agreeable to God’s Holy Will, so that all our trials and sufferings may help purify

our souls and help us to detach ourselves from all earthly ties. Amen

Please Click Here for Other Prayers  you wish may to say as part of your Novena. These include the Litany of Our Lady and some beautiful Divine Mercy Prayers.

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