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. Dear St Anne &Jaochim
    pray for my brother that he finds employment that will sustain his life in Jesus’ name
    pray for him that he will accepted in the forth coming recruitment in the air force and grant him Grace and wisdom upon his life. pray for another brother of mine that he find good employment that will take care of his marital needs. Also pray for shame that may the spirit of GOD guide him in whatever he is doing in Jesus’ name

  2. Please hear and answer all my prayers. Let me and our family have a very safe, happy, healthy, peaceful, successful, sunny holiday August/September 2016. Thank you.

  3. Dear st Anne
    Please answer my prayer and bless me with the sunlight of the morning I wish that joy cometh in the morning and good new from heaven comes to me in the morning keep me in mind st Anne and answer my prayer please amen amen amen

  4. Dear st Ann,l pray for a better paying job,thank you cause am blessed with that .Thank you for my blessing.l also prayed for a good future husband,l know in my heart he is coming nice car,a blessing to my children ablessing to my friends,A blessing to my family,Thank you for all the wonderful things that are coming my way.Bless every one who prayed this novena,Ln Jesus name l pray Amen

  5. Dear St. Anne, I pray for all those who suffer. Today I will pray for my
    son Paul. He is a wonderful son please help us find a job for him as he is worried about money. Please help me to find a job for him, he was fired from a job he had for 8 years for stealing, he is sorry. As for me I need a job that won’t cause me stress, Nancy is my boss I know she is God’s child but some of the things she does are so mean.
    Glory be to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning and shall ever be.

  6. Dear St. Anne, I pray for my mother and grandmother and other parents and grandparents who are in heaven, may they be happy in Your glory. I also pray for Lory a friend of mine who is hurting right now because she doesn’t have a companion, which come to think of it neither do I nor does my son Paul. Please bless them all. If You can see your way could you send us some companions.

  7. Dear St. Anne and all of heaven, please give me patience especially with my son Paul, help me not to gossip which gets me into trouble and please help me to stay on track with my prayer life, I believe that
    Jesus died for us and we will have eternal after life. As Jesus stated
    he who believes in me shall have everlasting life and will not perish.

  8. Dear St. Anne and all of heaven, I struggle with my faith, I need to believe more and have less disbelief, when I pray my mind wanders to much and I know the evil one is at me. Please protect me from the evil one I am weak but please make me strong.

  9. Dear St. Anne, first I pray for Amber, she is sick mentally and spiritually please with all of heaven please heal her.
    I also pray for myself, I am having a lot of pain in my body, I am anxious so very much so, and the pains I am having don’t seem to go away. Please St. Anne work a miracle not only for me but for ALL who suffer. My pains are with me always please help them go away.
    But most of all I pray for Amber, please heal her.

  10. Dear St. Anne, again I will pray for people who like to have children.
    Please give them hope and comfort in the days longing to have a child
    Again I pray to all of heaven above to help Amber Bagocius get better
    She is a child of God Almighty and has fallen into depths of despair
    mentally, please help her.

  11. Thank you St Anne! Yesterday, I left late for 12 mass, and when I got there there were a ton of cars & no parking which is very unusual, so I was negative as I drove around for 15 minutes & already late, when I walked into the church there was a healing mass ( anointing) in honor of St Anne & St Joachim, as a result they were just preparing for anointing and I was present for the whole mass, communion etc. such a gift ( the night before I got really sick while in prayer & was up all night sick & in prayer!) so it was quite an answer to prayer in the most perfect & unexpected way! Thank you St Anne, now about my helpmate…. ;) I’m still pressing in for miracle…

    Employ. Home w heart. Helpmate. Thank you for Gods will be done not mine all through the immaculate heart of Mary. Amen!

  12. Dear St. Anne:
    I ask for peace today and to let that person go forever that has upset me today. I ask that it no longer bothers me. I went to church and lit candles and touched Holy Water to my forehead. I pray for my son, my father, J & P; KS, RC, my family; I pray for direction and divine guidance and intervention; I pray for a permanent position at EU; I pray for the right place to open up as to where you feel that I should be; I pray that if there is a position in RC or Charleston that it will also easily open up; I put my legal issue in your hands as it is going out next week; I believe in victory in Christ’s name and in the name of truth; I pray to continue in this position until something even better arrives; I pray for true friends; I pray to feel the love all around me today…

  13. I pray that my son Brandon gets better and better and all his afflictions/anxiety melt away from him and he emerges better than he ever did before. I ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

  14. Dearest St Monica, St Ann, St Anthony, Blessed Mother and St Joseph- I thank you for answered prayers and I ask you for your intercession on behalf of my daughter Vicki. She has been searching for weeks for an apt in her relocated job area- 3000 miles from home. Please keep her safe and guide her with wisdom and help her find a nice apt in a safe neighborhood with a nice roommate. She is growing increasingly frustrated- please calm her anxiety and help her succeed in her search. Amen

  15. Saint Anne this prayer is for me . Please pray for my Marriage. And the cause of the problem is baby boy.prayer for me for fulfilment of my Heart.Am pregnant.Am waiting for the finally sat from God Amen

  16. Saint Ann I know that I did not start with the binging of this prayer because of network I can not receive the mail. But through my daily prayer.pray for me Amen

  17. Dear Saint Anne touch our whole body to have good health. I pray that all the intention praying for this novena I ask will be granted. Thank you Saint Anne. AMEN.

  18. Please pray for my music career. I asked that God help me be successful and accessible to the Holy spirit through him his son Jesus. For the development of my invention and the licensing that it needs to get off of the ground. For the development of my invention and success of it. The private intention in my heart which I plan to do once I am successful. To marry the woman of my dreams. I kind of found her (Erika Marie Avalos) already but may God’s will be done. In Jesus Name. Special intentions for my mom and dad my brother James my brother Matt and my sister carol. Also for my songs and my life. Also special intentions for everyone praying this Novena and the intentions privately deep in our hearts. Jesus Holy Name Amen

  19. Dear St. Anne,
    Thank you for everything! I hope all my prayers and the prayers of everybody who participated in this novena will be answered. Amen.

  20. Thank You, St. Ann, or everything what You’ve done in my life! Thank you for Your care, intercession and kind guidance through the life!

    May all the prayers be heard of all those who have been praying this beautiful novena along with me!

    May God bless You Annie Deddens! I wish you a happy family life with healthy, good beautiful kids and to stay as beautiful, pure and and as close to Christ as you are now! Thank You so much to having shown the specialness of remembering and praying to St. Ann, thank You very much!

    St. Ann, I also have some special heart requests, I would want Your help with. I want to happily get married, and be able to have healthy kids, and that I will get a special love sign from my boyfriend that I am the only one for him. I want a healthy relationship, and that our love through distance will eventually come true in life!

    May it be Your holy will!


  21. I pray for my grandson to get a job very soon. He’s been unemployed for so long and has a family. I ask you St. Ann to intercede for me in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, your grandson. Thank you St. Ann. I love you.

  22. Dear St. Anne,

    I have completed your Novena and hope that my prayers are answered. Please take care of my mother. My mother sacrificed so much to ensure her children had a better life than she had growing up. My mother means so much to our family


  23. First time I made a novena .. Am glad that I made one .. I hope st Anne answer me prayer and bless me with it amen

  24. Dear Mother St Anne, please pray for me to marry a good husband and have a good job. Also, God’s divine blessings, mercy and favour upon me and my family. Amen

  25. Dear St ANNE.
    Happy Birthday today 26th July. I have completed your novena and hope you will answer all my prayers. Please pray for our daughter and her family to get a morgage and choose a lovely house and area, where they will all be very happy.