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. St Philomena..intercess for me to the Lord our God that am able to cast my cares and fears upon him who lives and reigns. For the Lord to eliminate any hollow or desperation in me and my Family. For my Mama to grow stronger in faith. Plead psalm 91 upon those who cause her an her family grief. St Philomena plead that the spirit of not enough, the spirit of Laban or manipulation leave our homes , society and countries at Large. Intersess for me to the Lord our God that my spirit be restored, Ask the Lord to defend us, overthrow the spirit of the workings of the harvest robbers from his people that we may prosper for the Glory of his Mighty Name. For the church, for the clergy, and our Leaders. Any other thing that we may be unable to express In words for we can only feel it in our hearts and spirit but cant find the words to express, In Jesus name, Lord cast your eyes upon it and our souls shall be healed. St Philomena ,Intercess for all the prayers posted here.

  2. St Anne
    Please that Gerard realises the way he is treating me is wrong
    Please that Gerard and I reunite and we can learn to love again
    Please give me love wisdom guidance patience and the strength to get through the day
    St Anne patron of relationships
    Thank you

  3. St. Anne, I pray that God will help me get an amazing new job with great pay so that I may repay all my debts very very soon. I have been living off my savings for the past six months and it is all gone. Help me St. Anne. I desperately need your assistance. I’m scared.
    I also ask God to bring me the man that he has chosen/created especially for me to be the best man for me. That we are each others True Loves, best friends, Life Partners and meant to be happily married to each other and totally in love with each other till death us do part.
    Please please please St. Anne, help me…I cant believe that God’s will is for me to be sad, afraid, scared, alone, childless and financially ruined for the rest of my life. That he doesnt have a great man chosen to be the best man for me.

  4. Dearest St Philomania I humbly beg for your intercession for the following prayers:
    Healthy pregnancy and baby for our daughter and son in law
    Job and practicing Catholic girl friend for our son
    Bri to become pregnant and have a healthy baby
    Strength and endurance for my husband in all that he does
    Catholic Boy friend for Meg
    Healing spiritually, emotionally, and physically for our entire family and friends
    Praise you Jesus and thank you Mother Mary and St. Philomania

  5. Praying for healing and restoration of my marriage. That I may reconcile with my ex and father of my children. That we may forgive each other for pain caused. That our hearts may be ready to love and be with each other again.

  6. I have been praying for a wife for years I wonder if this novena will help me get a answer could people please pray for me

  7. Oh St Anne, I still kneel infront of you and requesting your interceding in the search for Mr Right. My Soul Mate!

    I do send my request to you to help me in this search and give me the power to scrutinize and see their inner thinking and their intention before they can even touch me!

    Oh St Anne, in the bible it is stated that the man should not live on their own, so, I am too lonely and it has been too long of loneliness and boring life, kindly send to me the soul which will keep me lively and happy

    In Jesus name I submit!


  8. Please pray for one of my son’s best friend his name SHAFIQ who met with an accident in India and is in critical condition on life support.
    Also pray for my son Jasper who completely his engineering and now seeking job in Kuwait.
    My second son Joshua doing hotel management and event hospitality course opportunity to do internship in Kuwait .
    Our house rent issue to be solved and the building owner to agree to renew our contract jointly in my name and my older son with minimum rent increase.

  9. St Anne
    Patron of relationships
    Please I beg you to hear and answser my prayers
    Please that Gerard and I reconcile and that Gerard treats me well and
    with respect and get away from his rudeness and nastiness and that we can learn to love again
    Please give me love wisdom
    guidance patience and the strength to get through the day
    St Anne patron of relationships
    Thank you

  10. St Anne,
    Since i lost the love of my life 2 months ago, life has been difficult. Even while others see her as selfish and mean, i have seen the good in her, and i know she has much love in her heart. I admit, until recently, i have not prayed in a very long time. But this is the first time, where i believe prayer is truly my only hope. I have prayed almost everyday, and i finish the 9 days, and i start over. Praying that someone will help return my love to me. At times, i become angry w/God for not working faster, but i am learning to be patient. I pray that those of you here that are in need get your prayers answered too. This woman is my soul and heart, i pray, as much as i can, that she will come back. Please St Anne, please Lord, help me.

  11. Please pray for me for to Saint Philomena the wonder worker of the universal church to ask God to restore me totally so that I may regain all that I have lost all these years. To recover all for me that has been alluded me for many years now. I have existed for more than four years now without any income, no business and nothing is working for me.
    Please I am asking Saint Philomena to make a total recovery of all my lost all these years.
    I need a stronger faith that with God nothing is impossible and everything is possible. Pray for good health and healing.

  12. Dear Amma ,
    Please pray for me to get immediate relief from debts, to get a permanent job and mental peace. Amen

    Please help those whose are requesting your help like me Amen.

  13. St Anne.

    Please pray for me to find a loving man who will be a good husband to me and loving father to my two beautiful children. Please pray for all obstacles that are standing on they way preventing my project to kick start to all go away so all can start with ease. I thank you for all your prayers.

  14. After praying this novena, I was joyously reunited to my last childhood best friend from over 35 years ago. God is good all the time!

  15. Dear St.Anne I come to you this day full of hope, I ask that you intercede for me and grant Kenneth the heart to forgive and reconcile with me.Thank you Jesus because I know it is done.Amen.

  16. St Anne
    Please help me
    I’ve existed without love and its an empty life
    Please that Gerard will also see that without love life is empty
    Please I beg for your prayers that Gerard and I will reconcile
    Thank you

  17. Good St Anne, I pray that my fiancé’s cancer has not returned and that the swelling in his lymph nodes will go away. As we prepare for our wedding next weekend, please send us your blessings for a healthy and happy life together.

  18. St Anne I have completed your Novena and I am still praying that you will help me find the man that God has chosen/created just for me. That he will be everything I have prayed for and that we will be happily married and totally in love with each other till death do us part.
    Also that you will help me get an amazing job very soon so that I may repay all my debts and be able to live the rest of my life with financial security and without fear.
    I Jesus’s name Amen