A Marian Novena of Giveaways, Day 7


Today is Day 7 of our Marian Novena of Giveaways.

Be sure to enter your name in the comments for a chance to win one of today’s great prizes!

Let’s bring our vocations to God and ask for the intercession of the Blessed Mother as we celebrate her birth.

Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O sacred Virgin;
give me strength against thine enemies,
and against the enemy of the whole human race.
Give me strength humbly to pray to thee.
Give me strength to praise thee in prayer with all my powers,
through the merits of thy most sacred nativity,
which for the entire Christian world was
a birth of joy, the hope and solace of its life.

When thou wast born, O most holy Virgin,
then was the world made light.

Happy is thy stock, holy thy root,
and blessed thy fruit, for thou alone as a virgin,
filled with the Holy Spirit,
didst merit to conceive thy God,
as a virgin to bear Thy God,
as a virgin to bring Him forth,
and after His birth to remain a virgin.

Have mercy therefore upon me a sinner,
and give me aid, O Lady, so that just as thy nativity,
glorious from the seed of Abraham,
sprung from the tribe of Juda,
illustrious from the stock of David,
didst announce joy to the entire world,
so may it fill me with true joy and cleanse me from every sin.

(mention your intentions)

Pray for me, O Virgin most prudent, that the gladsome joys of thy most helpful nativity may put a cloak over all my sins.

O holy Mother of God, flowering as the lily,
pray to thy sweet Son for me, a wretched sinner. Amen.

This novena was written by St. Anselm and is usually prayed for the nine days before the Nativity of Mary. [Source: Fish Eaters Forum]

Our sponsor today is Catholic Embroidery.


Leave a comment today and you will be entered to win one of these great items from Catholic Embroidery:

Embroidered 8th Century Marian Tote
Catholic Embroidery’s signature medium Microfiber Tote embroidered with our 8th Century Marian design. The creation of this design was inspired from the Lindisfarne Gospel Manuscripts, dating back to the 8th Century. Measuring 14″ by 9″ by 3″, this tote is a great way to stay organized while on the go and being ever-reminded of Our Lady’s constant care and protection.

Mary’s Mantle Embroidered Pillowcases (set of 2)
Begin and end each day with your head resting on the “Mary’s Mantle” pillowcases. Made in 100% cotton, these pillowcases are embroidered with the Ave Maria initials in Marian blue thread on the 3″ sewn hem.

JMJ Key Fob
Take the Holy Family with you from home to car with this exclusive Catholic JMJ key fob. It’s easy to grab style can be hand held or worn around the wrist, ensuring that your keys stay with you at all time.

Leave a comment by MIDNIGHT PST and we’ll enter you to win one of these great Marian prizes! One entry per person, please.

Remember to join us tomorrow and for the rest of our Marian Novena of Giveaways!

Editor’s Note: Thank you for your support of our special Novena and for your participation in all of the contests! We had a terrific response and appreciate your visits to the donors’ websites. I would like to give a huge vote of thanks to Sarah Reinhard for organizing this colossal effort. Winners will be notified via email this week. Thanks to all who participated! LMH


About Author

When she’s not chasing kids, chugging coffee, or juggling work, Sarah Reinhard’s usually trying to stay up read just one…more…chapter. She writes and works in the midst of rural farm life with little ones underfoot. She is part of the team for the award-winning Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, as well as the author of a number of books. You can join her for a weekday take on Catholic life by subscribing to Triple Take, from Our Sunday Visitor.


  1. Those are beautiful. I especially love the tote bag.

    On a related note, I’m here because the updates are on my morning twitter feed. Where is everyone else coming from?

  2. DeAnne Economedes on

    Her love is beyond words and allows me to be reassured of how real He is… I am truly blessed to have seen your amazing work first hand with our St. Benedict Apron purchase.!.!. Blessings to you…

  3. Hi there on day 9, such novena and our Lord showed favor
    Upon my family last nite saving my dad from a heart attack. Thank you, Blessed Mother and our Lord for your mercy, upon us, + Amen! Plz enter me here on day 9!

  4. I love the pillowcases, so beautiful! However, as a long time supporter of Catholic Embroidery I can truly say that all of their products are wonderful, one more beautiful than the next. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I have ordered products from Catholic Embroidery in the past and they do absolutely beautiful work. All of these are great prizes! I really like the pillowcases!

  6. I’ve ordered aprons from Catholic Embroidery, both for myself and as gifts. I see there are new worlds to explore! Plus, I now have a new favorite site.

  7. Catholic Embroidery made an exquisite baptism towel for my husband’s godson. They even embroidered the Maronite cross on it in beautiful gold. God bless their work.

  8. We gave our daughter one of these pillowcases for her First Holy Communion, and it is beautiful. She calls it her “Good Dream Pillow”. Catholic Embroidery’s work is exceptional.

  9. Have mercy therefore upon me a sinner,
    and give me aid, O Lady

    I love that this prayer has this fragment from the famous “Jesus Prayer”…

    Thanks for organization this lovely communal novena! Gotta love Lisa Hendey and CM! (And the coolest of organizers, Sarah Reinhard, for all her efforts in this!)

  10. What beautiful things! Love the pillowcases and everything else. Thanks for this chance to win and for all of your hardwork with the novena.

  11. I didn’t get to “enter” when I came by yesterday, but I wanted to come back and tell that because of this post, I remembered I’d missed the Blessed Virgin’s nativity and I felt horrible.

    Too many times, I try to remember the birhdays and special days of my loved ones — and for this one, for the most important person besides God for me, I forgot.

    I won’t let that happen again.

    So, I want to thank you for reminding me.

    I’m placing this comment here on this page, where I chose not to ever forget her again.

    God bless.

    • I forgot to add that the prayer is also priceless.

      I’m saying this novena to her, regardless of the date. It’s just too beautiful!

      Thanks again, and wonderful site you have here. My first time. 🙂

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