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.

Day 1 – St. Anne Novena

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.

Day 2 – St. Anne Novena

Glorious Saint Anne, how can you be anything other than overflowing with tenderness toward sinners like me, 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.

Day 3 – St. Anne Novena

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. Please 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 by 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.

Day 4 – St. Anne Novena

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 felt 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 someday, 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.

Day 5 – St. Anne Novena

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, for the salvation of my soul.


Pray for us, Saint Anne!

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

Day 6 – St. Anne Novena

Glorious Saint Anne, mother of the Mother of God, I beg for 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.

Day 7 – St. Anne Novena

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 to us solely to assure us a better one. I cannot obtain that better life without the help of God’s graces. I earnestly beg for them from you for the sick and for myself, and especially for 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.

Day 8 – St. Anne Novena

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.

Day 9 – St. Anne Novena

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 conformed to all things of 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 & Saint Joachim, 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. Dear St. Anne, you know I need your help with my family. There’s something wrong in the dynamics and mental health of my family now. I ask for strength, detachment, love, power, joy and protection all around me. God is my strength and their petty issues and grievance will not affect me nor will it come near me. I ask for divine guidance, peace, signs, joy, love. I pray for Charlie who passed away yesterday. I ask that you bring in people that truly care and I will step away from the nonsense. I give it over to you, Mother Mary and Christ.

  2. Lord Jesus Christ, I place IBO and I relationship and marriage into your hands. Fill IBO and I hearts with your presence, may the Holy Spirit guid us during our wedding plans and after we are married. Provide for IBO and I funds for the wedding and after we are married. Come be the center of IBO and I relationship and marriage. Fill us with your grace and direction. Please guide us with the Holy Spirit, make our hearts and minds look onto you for peace in our marriage, fill our hearts with your joy, hope, faith, forgiveness, trust, love, charity, grace, kindness, faithfulness, strength and goodness. Give IBO and I your wisdom and understanding. May our marriage be fruitful and testimony of God’s love and blessings on earth. Amen

    Heal me of this fibrod illness melt it out of my system. Amen
    Lord Jesus please secure my job. Give me wisdom to work and treat my patients , may I be favoured from authorities, coworkers and patients. Amen

  3. For my family. For all moms struggling with their adult children . That God will guide us all to a loving and respectful relationship.

  4. During this stressful time and ask you to join with me in prayers for my brother Gene Da Costa suffering with throat/tongue cancer that he will get the treatment to ease the pain and a full renewal to a healthy life. Please keep him well as I would like to see him soon as I get a flight to Trinidad.

    Thank you for praying with me.

  5. St. Anne in all my tribulations I have endure during the last eight years, you have given me the strength with the Lord most High to face my many enemies daily. I lift up my soul, my heart, my ears, my eyes, my heart to my true Lord that reigns for eternity. I may be push aside to a corner, or slave among the mockery and humiliation that they put upon my three children and me so they can continue to live in their luxuries but with your mercifullness we can face their cowardness and hatred daily. For 800, 8 thousand, 8 years we keep forgiving their evils and keep on fighting the fight for dignity, grace, justices, and deep racism in the Family Court House, deep hatred in the Children Court house, deep racism among those that are true politicians but lie daily. They have abuse us for eight years to protect their wealth, while they sit there and allow the injustices to continue. How can I close my eyes to their deep hatred and abuses, pray that I can. We all have heartbeats, nobody should be punish just because our skins are darker. All the evil Sandra and Jackson of this World will not abuse us anymore ,no matter how many calendars they look upon. Justices of our Lord Jesus Christ is more powerful than this cowardly devil. It doesnt exist among the gracefullness of our Yaweah, ArchAngel Gabriel,ArchAngel Michael, ArchAngel Uriel, All the newly appointed Angels join us to battle the evil that is coming. We are ready to protect the innocents. It’s time we end this coward of a Devil.

  6. St.Anne and of all true Heaven knows that I continue to pay the high price for greedy, wealthy women that abuse all women who have fallen victims to these kind of people. My Lord is my true Judge, my true spirit that will never beat me up with a baby in my womb. For 800.00 dollars, All I can see is the blood when I loss my third infant. For years she told him lies so he can raise his fist to end my unborn child life, she succeeded. Now she collects 800.00 dollars and still continues to abuse my children. St.Anne how can I get past the nightmares of seeing Chris in a glass incubator when I know she cause him to beat me up. St Anne how can I erase when Satya was in my womb, and he choke me. I couldn’t breathe,I couldn’t move or stop him. It was impossible, yet my first born save me. St.Anne that’s why I know my children have stronger souls of goodness. A few hours ago she left early to instill fears in my son. He hurt my children for her. He keeps hurting us for her lies. They still keep abusing me because of her lies. I’m a witness to their eight thousand dollars to hurt my children. I will never forget at 6 months pregnancy he choke to please Sandra. He almost murder us, and I pay him 800.00 dollars. While this wealthy brown woman sits there and help abuse my children and me. St.Anne pray that one day I can get past these abuses. No woman should have to go through this, pray that we can stop women from being abuse by other women and men of power. Eight years of being abuse is too much for any children or women. In my saving graces, our Lord,This Too Shall Pass.

  7. I pray for the injustices that have been bestow upon me and my innocent children. I thank you so much for helping to fight for them to be born. You are my witness on how many in my workplace were involve in ensuring that my babies die with me. I’m the witness of true God spirits to protect, guide us to battle the evil that surround us. God you witness how many times,I was beat up, choke,punch,my hair yanked all by several co workers and wealthy greddy women who seek more power. I thank you in the name of our Lord,Jesus Christ. This Sandra committed many crimes with the help of many other females to target my children and me. Your spirit renews in me to see their evil that they spew among the innocents. I pray that Justices will reign as King Solomon reign of this today society. I suffer many miscarriages just because he hates me because of her. I suffer for over ten years of abuses. Yet at my work they still abuse me with her continue lies to attack my children and me. They lock the cabinet, told me I had no rights to read. They mocked me if I know dates, my name,my address. They make me work more hours while they sit, mocked me, just to see that if in my black skin , I have knowledge. I still love in fear, while they shop in expensive places, rude expensive card, I continue to lay on a floor and stay in my corner. All I can see is his rage of fist on me . 800.00 dollars can’t erase how many surgeries I went through or how many times I call police for help. 800.00 dollars can never erase their true hatred of bi racial children. When I ask for help they continue to abuse my children and me more. Show us mercy because they continue to abuse me at my work. I continue to stay huddle in fear my children might face his fist. I stay because only I can protect them, with our Lord Jesus Christ. My children are scare, they hide a lot. The police didnt help us 22 months ago, instead they abuse us more with the help of a co worker.My children were hurt just to be at my job. She hurt my children and me. She truly hurt our family. Help us Lord to fight against her true evil. She cry put for 800.00 dollars and this is how racism is awarded. Eight thousand dollars over the innocence of children is wrong. Pray that all families shall never experience the horrors, I went through for the last 15 years. No Moros can ever stop my true spirit to win the battles against her evil, and of the Father of my children. The day will come when we shall not live in fear no more. Innocent families should never face abuses at home or in their work place. It is truly wrong. I pray that all mothers who have fallen victims to fist, that it is the Fist of God true saving graces that will defeat her evils. Amen, full of grace, the Lord is with you.

  8. Oh Glorious St. Anne, Thank you for hearing our prayers. You display a motherly love that you are willing to share to us. Please help me continue this devotion to you. We love you St. Anne, you daughter Mary and you grandson Jesus. Amen.
    Thank you St. Anne. 💗

  9. Immaculate Conception you have witness the many evil, deceitfulness and abuses that my three blessed children have witness within the past 22 months. Blessed Mother we never invited evil in our souls. This evil entity is a coward, and very weak. We are winning because it hides and can’t speak, it is in fears of true gracefullness. Show us your continue mercy to battle against the enemies that surround us since October 2013. Many co workers attack my daughter Satya ,William Daryn and Christopher Diaz, due to their deep hatred they lie and made false reports. Immaculate Conception their evil ensues their hatred in their own eyes. Have Mercy on their true blindness that still exist stronger. We can’t afford to be color blind to their injustices. Help me fight against their evil because of their hatred toward innocents. A few have made plans by greedily looking at this year calendar in order to plan their hate toward families. They have made plans for the month of December to hurt our Jesus being born again to spread his light among their darkness. They want to tear apart good families. Immaculate Conception you are our true First Lady of all, you carry the burning torch of loving all children. You have no discrimination toward any children. Your burning heart must shield us in all the future coming months. Their plans for August,September,October ,November,December shall falter under or Our true Lord, the Father who reigns for eternity. The battle continues but we need your extra help to stop their spreading of evil magic, and greediness for extra cash. It’s time we stop them. Show us your gracefullness, and our Jesus miraculous cures among all the victims who suffers.

  10. Pray with me that together we conquer all evil that invited among our own children. True evil dress up in many disguises, but it is God true spirits that open ones eyes to see them. God has given us the seed to bring forth miracles into this World but there are many who oppose innocent children to walk in the faith of Jesus Christ out Lord. There are many who attack our young ones to benefit their greedy wealth. I pray that real loving God stop these evil manifestations to hurt our children. They have become victims to this color blind society that can’t see the real sight of justices. I see too many evil that surrounds the work place, the day cares, summer camps, the neighbors, the homes, that spews evil among out innocents. All the Angels, All the Saints, All the Holy Reign must stand up to protect our innocents and conquer their evil. Pray that their souls grow stronger to combat their evil ways. Send your protective shield to protect all new borns, All young children who needs extra help to conquer their foes. Heaven Help us battle the evils against their greediness.

  11. Please help me Saint Anne in my new real estate career and please really, really help me with my writing. A very successful Academy Award winning writer and director has liked my writing that I’ve posted on the internet. Oh how I wish he would offer me a job. My dream is to be a successful writer. It’s what I was meant to do. Please hear my prayer Saint Anne and thank you for helping us.

  12. I pray that my fiancé and I will immediately start to and continue to spend the rest of our lives happily together as a married couple in all ways. Currently, there are too many issues getting in the way of our relationship. I am thanking God right now for the manifestation of my fiancé and my intimate lives together between the two of us. In Jesus’ Name, we claim our victory today.

  13. Dear St Anne ask God to send as fast as he my future husband thank you and blessed my family and freinds.thank you

  14. The request I made to St. Mary in a Novena that Mother Theresa made by praying 9 Memoraries then making her prayerful request than. Praying a Memorary in Thanksgiving for a answer to her pray and I prayered the novena to St Anne and my prayer was answered today on the Feast of St. Anne. Thank you so much. I love you St. Anne and your daughter Mary our Blessed Mother.

  15. Dear st Ann pleas pray that God sends me very soon a wonderful kindhearted start tall handsome hardworking black man hopefully with no children who loves me at least as much as I love RM the last 12 years. Jesus I trust in you. Holy Mary please pray for me. Thank you

  16. Flo sister living on street
    We cannot get get to go into assisted
    Brittany having third brain tumor

  17. Dear Saint Anne, ask Jesus to forgive all my impure thoughts I know he protected me, please pray with me and you most blessed
    daughter Mary ask Jesus to give us our family back,bring our Paul back, heal our Michael, protect Sam’s health and give us a grandchild from Paul and Blanca, I promise to dedicate our lifes to serve him, love him spread his word
    thank you Saint Anne

  18. Dear GOD Almighty,

    Today, me and my sons suffering with illness ( tuberculosis/ weakening our lungs due to phlegm influenza, cold, fever, and sore throat.

    Please help my family to pray for health recovery and financial solution.

    Thank you very much


  19. I am praying for my son John who is trying to figure out if he is called to be a priest. I pray for my son Thomas who says he doesn’t believe in God and thinks about suicide everyday that he is healed by the grace of God and led to belief and meaningful work. For my nephew to find a place to live and work. Amen

  20. My intentions are to be consistent with being aware of taking care of my health and my body and to be a more patient and understanding wife and friend to my husband. I want to know how to support him in all his ways. I want things to be better in our marriage.