Novena, Day 2: Our Lady’s Visitation to Elizabeth

INTENTION OF THE DAY: To carry and proclaim the Word of God.

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.

REFLECTION: Bearing in her womb the Saviour of mankind, the Word
of God incarnate, Mary went as quickly as she could to greet
Elizabeth, her cousin. John leaped in Elizabeth’s womb and she was
filled with the Holy Spirit. Mary’s soul proclaimed the greatness of the
Lord. With Elizabeth, and taught by her, we say, “of all women you are
the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb” (Lk 1:42).

Let us pray for the grace to be joyful witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus
Christ and that in joy and faith we may be prepared to travel to the
ends of the earth to proclaim the “Good News of salvation” to all whom
we meet. We pray for the mission of the Church in England and
Wales and for all our Dioceses.

PRAYER: Holy Mary, God-bearer, you went in haste to share the good
news of salvation with your cousin, Elizabeth. May we who bear your
Son in our hearts possess the same eagerness to share with others the
joy that he has given us, so that being filled with the Holy Spirit, we
may all rejoice in God, our Saviour.

Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be…
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.
St Joseph, pray for us.
St Edward the Confessor, pray for us.

Proceed to Day 3: The Birth of Our Lord