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Devotion to Our Lady of Hope is one of the oldest Marian devotions. The first shrine bearing this title was erected at Mezieres in the year of 930

On January 17, 1871, Our Lady of Hope appeared in the French village of Pontmain. There she revealed herself as the "Madonna of the Crucifix" and gave the world her message of "Hope through Prayer and the Cross." The basilica built at Pontmain by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate is one of the great French pilgrimage places, note for its miracles of grace.

The Oblate Fathers introduced the devotion to America in 1952. The following year they erected the first American shrine to the Madonna of the Crucifix at Essex, New York.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women
and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
Holy Mary, mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death.

Our Lady of Hope Novena

     I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope.  In me is all grace of the way and of the truth; in me is all hope of life and of virtue.  Come to me all that desire me and be filled with my fruits
     O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Grace, Hope of the world.
     Hear us, your children, who cry to you

Let Us Pray
     O God, who by the marvelous protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary has strengthened us firmly in hope, grant we beseech You, that by persevering in prayer at her admonition, we may obtain the favors we devoutly implore.  Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Three Hail Marys

The Salve Regina
    Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us. And after this our exile, show unto us the blessed Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Three Hail Marys

Prayer to Our Lady of Hope
O Mary, my Mother, I kneel before you with heavy heart. The burden of my sins oppresses me.  The knowledge of my weakness discourages me.  I am beset by fears and temptations of every sort.  Yet I am so attached to the things of this world that instead of longing for Heaven I am filled with dread at the thought of death.
     O Mother of Mercy, have pity on me in my distress.  You are all-powerful with your Divine Son.  He can refuse no request of your Immaculate Heart.  Show yourself a true Mother to me by being my advocate before His throne.   O Refuge of Sinners and Hope of the Hopeless, to whom shall I turn if not you?
     Obtain for me, then, O Mother of Hope, the grace of true sorrow for my sins, the gift of perfect resignation to God's Holy Will, and the courage to take up my cross and follow Jesus.  Beg of His Sacred Heart the special favor that I ask in this novena.

(Make your request.)

     But above all I pray, O dearest Mother, that through your most powerful intercession my heart may be filled with Holy Hope, so that in life's darkest hour I may never fail to trust in God my Savior, but by walking in the way of His commandments I may merit to be united with Him, and with you in the eternal joys of Heaven. Amen.
     Mary, our Hope, have pity on us.
     Hope of the Hopeless, pray for us.

Three Hail Marys

The O Domina Mea
    O Holy Mary, my sovereign Lady, into thy blessed trust and special custody, and in the bosom of thy mercy, I this day and every day, and in the hour of my death, commend my soul and my body. To thee I commit all my hope and happiness, all my anxieties and miseries, my life and the end of my life, that through thy most holy intercession and through thy merits, all my actions may be guided and governed according to thine and thy Son's will. AMEN

The Fatima Prayers

The Pardon Prayer

My God, I believe, I Adore,
I trust and I love Thee!
I ask Pardon for those who
do not believe, do not adore,
do not trust and do not love Thee.


The Angel's Prayer

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son
and Holy Spirit, I Adore Thee
profoundly, I offer Thee the
Most Precious Body, Blood,
Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ,
present in all the tabernacles of
the world, in reparation for the
outrages, sacrileges and indifference
by which He is offended,
And through the infinite merits of
His Most Sacred Heart, and the
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I beg of Thee the conversion
of poor sinners.

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