Celebrated in Australia and promoted with great devotion by St. Don Bosco - Salesian who consecrated his order to Our Lady Help of Christians.
Faith and the acceptance of the Word of God: Luke 1: 26-38
O Mary, powerful help of those Christians who approach the throne of your mercy with trust! Listen to the prayers of your children who invoke your help to avoid sin and the occasions of sin.
Recite Hail Mary and Glory be to the Father
Almighty and merciful Lord, in a marvelous manner you deigned to make the most holy Virgin Mary a powerful helper in defense of Christians. Grant that, having fought the good fight under her protection during our life, we may be victorious over our infernal enemy at the hour of our death. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.
This novena was supplied by Salesian Father J. Sesto of the Marian Shrine in Stony Point, NY