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 a little more than two years ago (and many times since), and soon-after, I met my future husband. 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 will soon 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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

Pray for us, Saint Anne!

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


They are not a match, Come find yours!

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. Dear St Anne

    Thank you. I am ready for my next stage in my life journey and welcome the man who will be my husband into my life now. I pray that you prepare us both so that we are both ready for our journey together where we will do and achieve great things for ourselves, family and others in the name of love in the name of God and your grandson Jesus Christ. In the name of the father son and holy spirit I give my prayer to you. Releasing all fear doubt and negative thinking. Amen

  2. I have been searching for love for last six years.i want to find my life partner ,get married and start a family life.i hope I find someone who I love and someone who loves me soon.

  3. Dear Saint Anne,i too learned of you today,actually just a few minutes ago and i already feel your warmth surrounding me,filling me,blessing me.
    Oh Dear mother of the Most Blessed Woman on earth,intercede for me to your Grandson our Lord Jesus Christ and to our Heavenly Father, creator of heaven and earth that i may meet the wonderful man of my dreams soon,get married,give birth to twin boys;Johnathan and David and a darling daughter Mia,who will have more siblings,adopted or otherwise,live in one big mansion by the beach filled with love,drama; (i can hear the kids “fighting” already!)endless joy and laughter and we live happily ever after with my husband,see our children’s’ children and die in old age with smiles on our face!
    Amen.

  4. At Anne,
    You brought him to me during my prayers to you in May! He has retreated. You brought him to me, I know he hurts he has had a dark journey! I know you brought him to me so I can show him the word of God. Send him back to me, I love him. I have the strength and patiences for him like no one else does. You brought him to me for a reason. To show him God, Jesus and you!
    Please bring him back to me now!
    I have to have faith you introduced me to him for a reason! I don’t think you would bring someone into my life just to take them away.
    I love you

    • St Anne

      I am patiently waiting! I love him.
      I have faith he is the one. You sent him to me! Especially during a time I was praying to you!
      Bring him back to me for a lifetime.
      If there is another message I’m suppose to understand please shed insight on that to me.
      Please bring the love of my life. I’m ready with an open heart! Please. Please Jesus please God.

  5. St. Anne, I pray that you may bring the man of my life into my life soon. I have been wronged recently by another who I thought was the man for me, and I wish to ask for the strength to get over him and move on so that I may find the man who will love, adore and care for me and whom I will share the rest of my life with and start a family. I pray also for all of my unmarried friends that they may find their partners soon as well. Thank you

  6. Dear Saint Anne, I have prayed this novena several times. I know you are listening. I am a widow and would love to have a good man to share my life with and I know I have to be patient. I would love it to be the man I know now but he does not want the same as me. He is okay being alone. Please help me to be happy instead of depressed. Thank you for the time. I trust you and God with my life. Amen!

  7. Dear saint Anne, i didnt even know you until today, and now that i know you i completely trust in you, i have prayed over and over for God to bring a man to my life i have begged with tears for God to end this loneliness but after all this time nothing happened, now i pray to you, that you may intercede for me, beg God for me to bring the kind of man i want to my life. But let it be as God wants not as i want. AMEN

  8. Dear St Anne,
    Please bring love and happiness my way. I’m seeking real love and I’m ready to meet my future husband. If he’s already in my life let him make me aware of his feelings. I don’t want to be lonely anymore. My heart and soul seek a love that will remain and commit.
    Thank you . I will forever be devoted to you.
    L

  9. Dear St Anne,

    Today was the 9th day of praying the Novena. I pray for myself, and all the single people out there- to send us our future partners/soulmates in life. If G is, please send him back. If he isn’t, please direct me to my future husband. I can no longer stand the heartache.

    Loving you always,
    M

  10. Dear St Anne,

    Pls bring the person who is destined to be with me. A man who is right for me. That we will truly love each other unconditionally. A man who has the qualities I am looking for a husband. Thank you!

    Mari

  11. Dear St. Anne,
    Please strengthen my married life there were times my husband and I have individual differences help us to patch up. Bless all my children.
    Thank you for all the blessings.
    Amen.

  12. Dear St Anne,
    God willing, please find each of our children a Catholic spouse and children of their own to love God here on earth and insure His everlasting life with your blessed family.

  13. dear st.anne
    bless me with a happy married life with an roman catholic boy- jobin
    please make this happen and grant me happiness in my life

  14. Dear St. Anne,
    Please help me to study more diligently and do better in my finance class. I also ask that you would lead me in the direction of someone. I pray for a godly man to marry and share my life with.

  15. Please heal my relationship with Amir and reconcile us in love, commitment, security, monogamy. Together forever from this day forward, that we spend our lives with each other in love. Please also help with my financial burdens. Thank you St Anne, I love you and I need you. Please show me a sign you will help and intercede for me.

  16. Pray that Pam and I can get together in a long and loving relationship. She is the kindest person I have ever known. I would very much like to spend the rest of my life with her.

  17. St Anne I ask that you intercede on my behalf with my relationship with Justin. I ask that you draw him closer to me and put love in his heart for me. Join us as one and make our relationship stronger. I ask in Jesus name !

  18. Will be starting the novena from today to saint Anne. So that all who are single including me might find their soulmate who would be god fearing and would accept the way one is.

  19. I m in my 9th day ths novena… i hope to hold the hand my life partner soon…as it pleases God…St.Ann i beg ur assistance to b united with him til eternity….

  20. Please pray for me my wedding was called off and now i am falling into sin thinking there is no god. My finance is very happy but i am very depressed please pray for me that god sends his angles to look after me and guide me

  21. dear st Ann please pray that my mum will win her appeal please god
    and that my sister will have a baby soon because she has had 5 miss carriages and that I will past my theory test on the 24 sep 14 and that the person will come for my hand in marriages soon and that I will have a family of my own thanks be to god

  22. I pray someday soon I will find my soulmate. Or my soulmate will find me. Jesus I desire a man that loves you first and for most. I want a man who is kind, loving and sincere, and makes me laugh. I have feelings for someone who is single never been married. Please show me if it is him.

  23. Dear St. Anne,

    I ask that you help me find a husband. It has not been a concern of mine until recently, where I am unsure if it will actually happen. I understand that God has already made a plan for me, but I cannot help but hope and pray that part of His plan is for me to marry a man who is right for me. Thank you, St. Anne.

  24. Prayers for the whole world, my family, & friends-health, happiness, and love. I pray for tyshawn and I that we will be continue to be friends, lovers, husband and wife.

    I also pray for my financial situation will get better.

  25. Please pray that my beautiful daughter and MP have a wonderful weekend and fall in love even more then they were before and that the relationship is absolutely beautiful! That my daughters anxiety is lessened!

  26. Héllo i have been praying this novena for a year , and not yét find a husband …..what i am doing wrong ??? Please,, what i am doing wrong

    Thank you

  27. I have completed my 9 days novena today.I ask St Anne to pray for me so that I can get a God given husband who will love and respect me.Amen

  28. I complete my 9 day novena today with intention of healing and love. I also pray for everyone who is in a desperate situation for their prayers to be answered. Thank you St Anne

  29. I ask you saint ann to send a good man in to my life, as my heart was broken before and I no you can do this thank you saint ann x

  30. Dear Saint Anne, I pray that my boyfriend and I discern whether we should be married, and if so, that we grow more in love. If we are not meant for each other, that I meet soon and fall in love with the man God has chosen to be my husband. I pray for a loving, healthy, happy, and fulfilling relationship with him. One in which we are the perfect mate for each other. Thank you for your intercession.

  31. So, I am a little confused. I prayed to Saint Anne for a companion. Right after day one, I meet Him. I was like oooooh. Very hesitant and cautious, I say to myself if I run into him again during my Novena to Saint Anne, I know that she was there. Yes and during that week I ran into him. We talked everyday and then boom he pulled the rug right from under me. talk about HEARTBROKEN. I just do not understand. i just do not understand.

    Sometimes I wish we can start all over again.

    • Hey love give him a chance he might experienced a lot of pain in his past he probably wants you to understand him before anything else put him in your prayers love with the ALMIGHTY you win AMEN

  32. St Anne:

    I pray that you will send me my soul mate, I pray that you will heal my broken heart and the man you send me will be full of love.

  33. Dear St. Anne, thank for praying for me when I asked for your prayers. I am unsure about the relationship with John S again. These past few days, I know he is going through a hard time due to his brother being hospitalized and on life support. However, yesterday when I wanted to know WHY his brother was on life support, he ignored my question and didn’t seem to want to tell me. Today he is not communicating with me at all and has completely ignored me. I put his brother in prayer. I just don’t feel I am important to him as a future wife. He also seems to be distant from me when he knows I am going to ask him to go to Sunday mass with me. I am tired of getting sad time after time in this relationship. I just want to be happy and I pray for a future husband that truly loves me and treats me like I truly matter to him. Please send me a devout Catholic man to be my future husband.

  34. Dear Anne please let my novena come true today was my 9th day I beg of you to please beg God to let this come true I don’t want to lose him in anyway. I love you and please help me. God bless everyone and I hope your novena comes true and pray for mine.

  35. I am in love with a very young lady, when i pray for her, i feel God answering me, because she is so young I have doubts. But I want God’s Will to guide her and me..

  36. Dear St. Anne,

    I have prayed this novena in your lovely name 3 times so far. I pray that I meet the man I am to be partnered with in this Life soon, or that he has the courage to speak up if I already know him. I pray for a loving, happy, balanced, nurturing, supportive relationship. One where he accepts me as I am and I accept him for who he is. I can no longer be involved in damaging relationships which leave me feeling empty, unworthy and alone, hence affecting my personal growth and relationship with God and myself. He does not have to be perfect, but perfect for me. Please bring us together soon. I am praying for courage as well.

    God Bless

  37. St. ANNE, PLEASE I beg you to intercede and answer my prayers to heal my relationship with AG. Please reunite and reconcile us, in love, commitment, monagamy and security. PLEASE St. Anne in the name of Jesus and with your aid, cast out Satan, restore what he stole and grace us with Gods mercy once again. I beg of you to heal this….I am so heartbroken. Help me please.

  38. cc
    Dear glorious St Anne, I have prayed your novena for 9 days ending today . I pray you grant me my greatest quest of all . I believe in you .
    cc

  39. Dear St. Anne,

    I pray for all mothers and women that are currently suffering from the World’s unfortunate circumstances to be able to look up to the Lord for guidance and mercy.

  40. Dear St. Anne Novena,
    I pray over and over to help me find a man in my life. I want someone I can marry, who will be my friend and for my boys. Bring the man in my life todya. AMEN

  41. my parents dont want the man i love to marry me. i dont want to hurt them, i pray they accept him. mother saint Anne please come to my aid. i dont know what else to do than to put everything in the hands of God. praying they will give us their blessing.
    amen