Novena to St. Anne

St. Anne NovenaAlthough Saint Anne is not mentioned in the Bible, she is the holy mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus. When we pray the St. Anne Novena, we are asking help from our Blessed Mother’s mother!

Saint Anne’s feast day is on July 26th, so the St. Anne Novena is traditionally started on July 17th — but you can pray it anytime.

Devotion to St. Anne began early in the history of the Catholic Church. As she was favored by God to become the mother of the holy Virgin Mary, she is often invoked as the Patron of mothers as well as for relationships, among other things.

Answered Prayers from this Novena

I prayed this St. Anne Novena in hopes of finding a husband. Shortly after praying it, I met my future husband, John-Paul. I felt like St. Anne was watching over me and praying for me as I got to know, dated and fell in love with the man I would eventually call my husband.

– Annie, John-Paul’s wife

Novena Prayers to St. Anne

Recite the prayer for the proper day.

St. Anne Novena, Day One

Great Saint Anne, engrave indelibly on my heart and in my mind the words that have reclaimed and sanctified so many sinners:

“What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world if he lose his own soul?” May this be the principal fruit of these prayers by which I will strive to honor you during this novena.

At your feet renew my resolution to invoke you daily, not only for the success of my temporal affairs and to be preserved from sickness and suffering, but above all, that I may be preserved from all sin, that I may gain eternal salvation and that I will receive the special grace of…

(State your intention here.)

O most powerful Saint Anne, do not let me lose my soul, but obtain for me the grace of heaven, there with you, your blessed spouse, and your glorious daughter, to sing the praise of the Most Holy and Adorable Trinity forever and ever.


Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Anne Novena, Day Two

Glorious Saint Anne, how can you be otherwise than overflowing with tenderness toward sinners like myself, since you are the grandmother of Him who shed His blood for us, and the mother of her whom the saints call advocate of sinners? To you, therefore, I address my prayers with confidence.

Vouchsafe to commend me to Jesus and Mary so that, at your request, I may be granted remission of my sins, perseverance, the love of God, charity for all mankind, and the special grace of…

(State your intention here.)

…for which I stand in need at the present time. O most powerful protectress, let me not lose my soul, but pray for me that through the merits of Jesus Christ and the intercession of Mary, I may have the great happiness of seeing them, of loving and praising them with you through all eternity.


Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Anne Novena, Day three

Beloved of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, mother of the Queen of Heaven, take us and all who are dear to us under your special care. Obtain for us the virtues you instilled in the heart of her who was destined to become Mother of God, and the graces with which you were endowed. O model of Christian womanhood, pray that we may imitate your example in our homes and families, listen to our petitions,

(State your intention here.)

Guardian of the infancy and childhood of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, obtain the graces necessary for all who enter the marriage state, that imitating your virtues they may sanctify their homes and lead the souls entrusted to their care to eternal glory. Amen.

Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Anne Novena, Day Four

Glorious Saint Anne, I kneel in confidence at your feet, for you also have tasted the bitterness and sorrow of life. My need, the cause of my request, is…

(State your intention here.)

Good Saint Anne, you who did suffer much during the twenty years that preceded your glorious maternity, I beseech you, by all your sufferings and humiliations, to grant my prayer.

I pray to you, through your love for your glorious spouse Saint Joachim, through your love for your immaculate child, through the joy you did feel at the moment of her happy birth, not to refuse me. Bless me, bless my family and all who are dear to me, so that some day we may all be with you in the glory of heaven, for all eternity.


Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Anne Novena, Day Five

Great Saint Anne, how far I am from resembling you. I so easily give way to impatience and discouragement; and so easily give up praying when God does not at once answer my request. Prayer is the key to all heavenly treasures and I cannot pray, because my weak faith and lack of confidence fail me at the slightest delay. O my powerful protectress, come to my aid, listen to my petition…

(State your intention here.)

Make my confidence and fervor, supported by the promise of Jesus Christ, increase as the trial to which God in His goodness subjects me is prolonged, that I may obtain like you more than I can venture to ask for. In the future I will remember that I am made for heaven and not for earth; for eternity and not for time; that consequently I must ask, above all, the salvation of my soul which is assured to all who pray properly and who persevere in prayer.


Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Anne Novena, Day Six

Glorious Saint Anne, mother of the Mother of God, I beg your powerful intercession for the freedom from my sins and the assistance I need in my troubles…

(State your intention here.)

What can I not hope for if you deign to take me under your protection? The Most High has been pleased to grant the prayers of sinners, whenever you have been charitable enough to be their advocate.

Therefore, I beg you to help me in all spiritual and temporal dangers; to guide me in the true path of Christian perfection, and finally to obtain for me the grace of a happy death, so that I may contemplate your beloved Jesus and daughter Mary in your loving companionship throughout all eternity.


Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Anne Novena, Day Seven

O Good Saint Anne, so justly called the mother of the infirm, the cure for those who suffer from disease, look kindly upon the sick for whom I pray.

Alleviate their sufferings; cause them to sanctify their sufferings by patience and complete submission to the Divine Will; finally deign to obtain health for them and with it the firm resolution to honor Jesus, Mary, and yourself by the faithful performance of duties.

But, merciful Saint Anne, I ask you above all for the salvation of my soul, rather than bodily health, for I am convinced that this fleeting life is given us solely to assure us a better one. I cannot obtain that better life without the help of God\’s graces. I earnestly beg them of you for the sick and for myself, especially the petition for which I am making in this novena…

(State your intention here.)

…through the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ, through the intercession of His Immaculate Mother, and through your efficacious and powerful mediation, I pray.


Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Anne Novena, Day Eight

Remember, O Saint Anne, you whose name signifies grace and mercy, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, and sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto you, good, and kind mother; I take refuge at your feet, burdened with the weight of my sins. O holy mother of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, despise not my petition…

(State your intention here.)

…but hear me and grant my prayer.


Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Anne Novena, Day Nine

Most holy mother of the Virgin Mary, glorious Saint Anne, I, a miserable sinner, confiding in your kindness, choose you today as my special advocate. I offer all my interests to your care and maternal solicitude. O my very good mother and advocate, deign to accept me and to adopt me as your child.

O glorious Saint Anne, I beg you, by the passion of my most loving Jesus, the Son of Mary, your most holy daughter, to assist me in all the necessities both of my body and my soul. Venerable Mother, I beg you to obtain for me the favor I seek in this novena…

(State your intention here.)

…and the grace of leading a life perfectly conformable in all things to the Divine Will. I place my soul in your hands and in those of your kind daughter. I ask for your favor in order that, appearing under your patronage before the Supreme Judge, He may find me worthy of enjoying His Divine Presence in your holy companionship in Heaven.


Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Anne, Mother of the Virgin Mary

Saint Anne was born in Bethlehem and eventually married Saint Joachim, a shepherd from Nazareth, in Galilee.

Her name, Anne, actually derives from the Hebrew name Hannah meaning grace. There is not a lot of literature about the life of St. Anne, but what we do know about her comes from apocryphal literature, history and legend.

The story goes that St. Anne was married to St. Joachim for many years (some stories report as many as twenty years) without being able to have children. After much ridicule and sorrow because they could not conceive, both separately pleaded to God to take away their sterility, promising that they would dedicate their child to the service of God.

Their prayers were heard.

An angel soon appeared before both of them, declaring that St. Anne would conceive and give birth to a child who would be blessed by the entire world. That child was named Mary, and today, she is our blessed Virgin Mother. After their daughter’s birth, St. Anne and St. Joachim dedicated Mary to God at the temple of Jerusalem, where she spent a lot of her childhood.

St. Anne is the Patron of…

The intercession of St. Anne is called on especially in the following cases:

  • Mothers
  • Grandmothers
  • Unmarried women
  • Women in labor
  • Infertile women
  • Housewives
  • Cabinet-makers
  • Miners

You can pray the St. Anne Novena for any reason that you want, so go ahead and start praying!

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  1. THANK YOU SAINT ANNE. Thank you my sister Traci h, your story make me strong and make me to wait patiently and never lose hope. May GOD ALMIGHTY bless you, and your partner to love each other forever. best wishes to your wedding. Glory to GOD

  2. Dear St. Anne,

    Find me a man as fast as you can???? Really? Who believes this stuff? I sure do now!!!

    For 2 years I thought I had found the man I was to marry but he left me heartbroken and my faith shaken to the core. I signed up for the novenas earlier in the year. Even prayed them with the bad boyfriend…. I began the St. Anne Novena in July, 2015 to help me heal my broken heart and to lead me to my Beloved if it was God’s will for me to have a sacramental marriage.

    My prayers were answered but it took time for me to recognize my Beloved. He was in town due to his aging mother’s fall, and later in the month, her death. His cousin (and my co-worker) invited both of us to her home for a family barbeque. He knew within 2 gatherings that I was the one for him. His wife of 15 years had been gone 5 years after a long struggle with breast cancer. I had been divorced for 8 years after 20 years marriage but had my marriage annulled.

    He delayed his family leave and settled his mother’s estate while continuing to be patient with my healing heart. 3 new jobs opportunities came for him which would have taken him to Seattle, Boston or the east coast of Florida. He rejected them all, waiting for the right location and giving me more time to get to know him.

    In December the offer came, the southern west coast of Florida. He packed his bags and made plans to leave inviting me to visit and letting me know of his intentions – our sacramental marriage. Again I was not ready to hear this…

    In January, I made a trip to see my mother in Oregon who also had failing health. It was while there that I begged God to heal my heart…. After a tearful 3 hour drive up the coast in the rain in silence, I turned on the radio and the song “Heal Your Broken Heart” played…. Yesterday’s a closing door, you don’t live there anymore, Say goodbye to where you’ve been and tell your heart to beat again…” It was like a light bulb had gone off and the weight of the broken was gone….

    In addition, the 2 boyfriends shared the same first name… I kept seeing it everywhere. The car wash guy, bagger at the store, stories, new clients, a dog (?) books, a new neighbor and 2 co-workers and even the guy sitting next to me on my flight to see my mother…..

    I returned to my mother’s home and looked a newspaper advertisement now on the table… I had to laugh when right on the front page was the name of my Beloved…. It was a brand of wine I had never heard off, had never seen before and yet there it was…. William H****. I bought 2 bottles and used one to toast my new love and new life!!!!

    I came back home with a renewed spirit. I started checking out transfers with my company and in February the perfect job came up just 3 miles from My Beloved’s home. I was able to get the job and followed my heart, trusting St. Anne’s intercession that this had to be God’s Will….

    A week after my arrival in Florida, my boyfriend and I attended Easter Mass. He took me on a brief walk along the pier while we were waiting for lunch reservations. He stopped midway down the walk, went down on one knee and proposed with a stunning diamond ring. Needless to say I said yes!!!

    We have since joined our new parish, met with the priest, completed 3 of 4 requirements in our diocese sacramental marriage training. I now understand the difference between agape and eros loving….we had no hanky panky before his proposal. I have been so blessed. Our wedding Mass is May 28th and I just bought my wedding dress yesterday. We pick up our white gold wedding bands today after Mass….

    Ladies, don’t give up. Pray to St. Anne. Keep your eyes open. Your friend next door may be just the man for you if you look with fresh eyes and tell your heart to beat again!

    God bless you all!
    Traci H

  3. Dear mother,
    Pray that I meet my husband next month and get married this July itself. Prayers for my dad, brother and Lucy and give me happiness and wealth and health. Pray for b too . and bind the asmodeus coming behind me and destroy all our enemies and get me a job and the will to perform it.

  4. Dear mother,
    Pray that I meet my husband next month and get married this July itself. Prayers for my dad, brother and Lucy and give me happiness and wealth and health. Pray for b too . and bind the asmodeus coming behind me and destroy all our enemies and get me a job and the will to perform it.

  5. Have mercy on me, St. Anne. I have been praying for a wife in a long time. Please grant me the right person now. I pray that she and I will have healthy and prosperous lives with our future children. I am praying for my other intentions as well. I am also praying for the intentions of the people praying this novena. Thank you, St. Anne. Thank you, Lord Jesus.

  6. Please let this journey of singleness be as free from unneccesary pain as possible. Guide me to the one the Lord has chosen for me and help me to be the very best of myself so that he finds me as well.

  7. MY LOVELY SAINT ANNE, please am asking to get married this year to a White Catholic husband. Please, please, please pray for me Mommy, am begging you. Amen

  8. St Anne
    My mother my beautiful mother
    I kneel at your feet I ask of you and your husband Joachim to pray for Rich and allow him to lead a life of truth.
    Please bless me with a beautiful healthy wealthy loving man who will cherish me and bestow gifts of treasures.
    Come to my aid and heal my heart


    I pray for this St. ANNE

  10. Praying to Good St Anne to bring me an honest loving secure partner and step father for my son. Please St Anne deliver my prayer to your Grandson.

  11. St Anne
    How much do I seek you. You are forever my mother.
    You shed light on us. I know see clearly.
    Please guide me in my next steps to remain loyal to Jesus and God.
    Heal my heart send me a healthy respectable compassionate lover who will shower me with beauty.

  12. Have mercy on me, St. Anne. I have been praying for a wife in a long time. I am praying that the girl (MT) that I like is the one for me. I pray that she and I will have healthy and prosperous lives with our future children. I am praying for my other intentions as well. I am also praying for the intentions of the people praying this novena. Thank you, St. Anne. Thank you, Lord Jesus.

  13. SAINT ANNE, please pray for me. am asking for the Holy Sacrament of marriage, happy family, beautiful and healthy kids. am very lonely and still waiting for my husband. please pray for now. Thank you my Granny.

  14. I have had a devotion to Saint Anne for a couple of decades.
    I include her name in my daughters name, along with Isabel, after Queen Isabella of Spain, 1450 to 1503 A Day, and Germaine, from St. Germaine of Piracy.
    I just completed the novena.
    Yes, my grandmother, and mother, St. Anne a theBVM, mater For, helped me tremendously.

    • Holy Saint Anne, please send me my soulmate. please send me an honest husband who will love me and my daughter. please am asking for a happy marriage .pray for me.Amen.

  15. St Anne
    I feel I have lost my way. The hurt he causes is so painful. I don’t believe it is pride that I go into self protection. For 2 yrs I’ve prayed for this man and for 2 yrs it is getting worse and worse. Please shed I’d anger, it is destroying him I will stay the course. But, I ask of you, God, Jesus, Mother Mary and all the other saints and Angels to bless me with a pure unconditional love from a man. A true love and happy faithful peaceful hopeful loyal love from a man.
    I beg, ask and do all things I can do be granted my financial requests and wishes. Please hear my prayers and grant me my wish.
    Please bless me with my dreams jobs and I will happy and at peace with them. I want to work and be happy and work.
    I surrender to you and all in heaven.

  16. St Anne
    I think I’ve been hurt to the point I’m broken
    I ask for unconditional love.
    I release unto you all in heaven
    I’m tired
    I pray to you daily
    I’m not seeing my prayers being answered any of them.
    I surrender
    I give it all to you to give to God

  17. My love St Anne
    You are my mother, my strength my confidante.
    I believed I thought you sent him to me, I tried my hardest I tried a 1000 times.
    I’ve done all I can I surrender to it ALL.

    I am seeking through you to send me a Man of strength, confidence, loyalty, honor, stability,safety an Man who will protect me and bring me comfort and joy.
    Most of all LOVE.
    I give all my love
    I give beautiful love

    Please grant my wish. Bring me the love of my life.

  18. Dear st Anne,
    I am saying this novena prayer for a couple of months. Thank you for all healing and changes in life. I am depressed for more than 15 years and now much better.I am 37 and unmarried and want to meet the god chosen husband this year itself as I believe nothing is impossible for god and it is not good that man should be alone. Let us make a helper for him like himself

  19. Please Good St Anne, please help heal my heart from my husband’s infidelity and abandonment of our marriage. Please help me to meet a new partner who will be loving, honest and faithful and secure and that will love my son as if he were his own. Please ask God to bless me with another baby even at my age. I truly want to be a wife and mother again. Please help me find my forever person. Amen

  20. Holy Saint Anne, please send me my soulmate. please send me an honest husband who will love me and my daughter. please am asking for a happy marriage Amen.

  21. My beloved Saint Anne, am still waiting, please pray for me, this year am asking for the Holy Sacrament of Marriage, happy family, beautiful and healthy kids. please send me an honest husband. Amen!

  22. Dear St Anne
    Please my saint am so humbled please pray for me I need to find a white husband…I need to help my family.

  23. Dear st Anne,
    I pray that I meet the god chosen husband this year itself and healed of my diseases completely and I find peace and security and happiness. Make me positive and protect us from evil neighbours and curses and spells. Remove all bondages and blocks from our life. Strengthen us and help me to be occupied wisely. Pls let my spouse contact me. In Jesus name I pray. Precious blood of Jesus save us. Holy spirit fill us.

  24. HOLY MOTHER, am still waiting, am still praying and still crying. When will I get married? when will this beautiful day come? when will I have an honest husband? when will I have a family? when will I have beautiful and healthy kids? MY LOVELY SAINT ANNE, these are the questions am asking, but never got an answer. please, please, please pray for me to God to answer me. am begging you. am asking to get married this year. Please, please, please MOMMY, I need your grace, am humbled. Amen!

  25. St Anne
    You are the only one I can talk to.
    My pain is running deep. I thought I could handle this. He is shut down and won’t express himself to me, he won’t validate my affections, or communicate. I’ve been patient for months, he controls this relationship. I am at a loss. I lose him or I continue to be hurt. I’ve asked for empathy from him he agreed or lead me to believe he agrees to be with me.
    I hurt
    I am hurting.
    Please pray for us or guide to the right thing.
    You tell me he loves me. I don’t feel it.

  26. Dear St Anne
    Bless me with the financial resources so that I will be able to help the poor and the vunerable…Bless me and my son with good health and strength to get through these trying times…Always lead us down the right path of truth…

  27. My Dearest Mother
    St Anne
    Please hold me hug me hold my hand in this time that I need you most.
    Please protect me and slay all demons in my thoughts. Satan continues to cover me in my negative thinking he is play mind games. I love Jesus, please protect me. I believe in you.
    Please protect Rich and I and we continue our journey to grow, trust, surrender and love one another monogamously. My heart is heavy right now please protect it and lighten it, shed and shield me with white light. Please bless me with my financial requests and my dream job God put in front of me.
    I’m scared. Please protect me
    I love you
    Bring me to light love and happiness
    I surrender to you

  28. MY LOVELY SAINT ANNE, am terribly lonely, please pray for me. In this merciful year, am asking for the Holy Sacrament of Marriage, happy family, beautiful and healthy kids. Please Mommy, please, please pray for me I beg. Amen

  29. St. Anne please pray for me that God will bring me a husband I have been praying this prayer for a long time I desperately want the right husband please help me.

  30. My Lovely Saint Anne, am still lonely and still waiting for my spouse. This year which is claimed to be a merciful year, please, please, please pray for me to God . am humbly asking for the Holy Sacrament of Marriage, happy family and beautiful and healthy kids. please, please, please am humbly asking for the honest and Catholic husband who will love, care, support, respect and protect me. who will never hurt me intentionally or abuse me. please pray for me my Mommy, help me wait patiently even though am crying every day; day and night. May GOD’s will be done and I will. never lose hope, one day GOD will have mercy on me through your prayers. Thank you Saint Anne. Amen!!!

  31. Loving St. Anne

    Please help me pray for the will of God if its God will that I get married please intercede for me that I will find the man soon that is meant to be my husband. In Jesus name I pray.

    Thank you St. Anne for your prayer.

  32. Loving St Anne

    Please bring REG closer to me marry me surrender to me unconditionally to me faithfully to me mongamous to me. I forgive him I love him.
    Please bring my background check clean and clear for my dream job.
    Bless me with financial rewards

    Guide me St Anne
    Stay with me, you are my mother

  33. St Anne
    Please watch over my and bless me with a clean and clear background check that I will have my dream job. I believe you and God put this job in front on me.
    I love you

  34. My precious Saint Anne, I ask you to pray for me and my family. Ask your precious grandson to be with us, touch us with His divine love and mercy. Pray for my physical pain to leave and to restore my body. I praise and thank Jesus that through your intercession on our behalf, my spouse’s behavior is nearly pleasant again and my daughter’s mental health restored. I thank you for every prayer you have carried to the throne on our behalf and ask that you not forget me.

  35. St Anne,
    I don’t know if it’s me
    If it’s him.
    I blame him and maybe it’s my own insecurities.
    Please watch over us, protect us and nurture our tender hearts and souls.
    I don’t know what it is, you brought him to me and I love him so but he has caused so much pain in the past that I have triggers.
    Please help me
    Please help us
    I look to you as my own Mother.
    I want to feel lifted, light and love
    I love you St Anne

  36. Praying for my sister J and myself and brother D to get married soon.
    we have been single for a very long time. Praying for the intercession a of St Anne to break any curse standing in our way and preventing us from meeting our spouses.
    In Jesus name amen

  37. Holy Saint Anne, my beloved Mommy, how long can I wait for my soulmate? Am still waiting and I will wait no matter how long, even if am terribly feeling lonely, I will wait patiently. please in this merciful year, am asking for a happy family, and healthy and beautiful kids. Please pray for me MY LOVELY MOTHER, this cross is heavy for me, but I will wait patiently. Amen!!!

  38. Lord, help j drop his past behaviour and turn his life around and make good choices.
    I will not accept anything less.

  39. Please St Anne,hear my prayers for the boys.I place them in your loving hands and pray for your merciful intercession.Thankyou.x

  40. St Anne
    I am growing tired. I pray to everyday, I will not stop. I am getting discouraged, it’s heavy working at this all on my own. Please guide him. Please love him more. I am growing weak and tired.
    Please do what is Gods will.

  41. St Anne
    You work hard and you do answer.
    Please pray for Rich and I please show him empathy please show him a woman’s needs my needs. Commitment.
    You are our Mother please nurture us
    We love you I love you
    I will seek you everyday I will never give up
    I want to believe in us. I don’t want to be like others I want us to work

  42. I beg of you St Anne
    Please put Rich’s old ways to rest. Please let him make the right commitment to me, I’m not strong enough to be on the side lines. I deserve the Best and through you I am the best. Please grow us together forever without hurt and pain.

  43. Loving St Anne,please hear my prayers.I place my family in your merciful hands,please watch over the boys.Thankyou.x

  44. Holy Saint Anne, please send me my soulmate. please send me an honest husband like your son in law, Saint Joseph. please am asking for a happy marriage and beautiful kids this year. amen

  45. Thankyou St Anne for your help yesterday,please will you continue to watch over my family,please keep the boys in the palm of your loving hands.Thankyou so much.x