A Prayer to Saint Anne, Mother of Mary

To Imitate Her Virtues

Statue of Saint Anne in Saint Anne's Church, Mackinac Island, Michigan. (Photo © Scott P. Richert)
Statue of Saint Anne with the Blessed Virgin Mary in Saint Anne's Church, Mackinac Island, Michigan. (Photo © Scott P. Richert)

In this prayer to Saint Anne, we ask the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary to pray for us so that we may grow in love for Christ and His Mother.

A Prayer to Saint Anne

With my heart full of the most sincere venerations, I prostrate myself before thee, O glorious Saint Anne. Thou art that creature of privilege and predilection, who by thy extraordinary virtues and holiness didst merit from God the high favor of giving life to her who is the Treasury of all graces, blessed among women, the Mother of the Word Incarnate, the most holy Virgin Mary. By virtue of so lofty a privilege, do thou deign, O most compassionate saint, to receive me into the number of thy true clients, for so I profess myself and so I desire to remain throughout my entire life.

Shield me with thine effectual patronage and obtain for me from God the power to imitate those virtues wherewith thou wast so plentifully adorned. Grant that I may know and weep over my sins in bitterness of heart. Obtain for me the grace of most active love for Jesus and Mary, and resolution to fulfill the duties of my state of life with faithfulness and constancy. Save me from every danger that confronts me in life, and help me at the hour of death, that so I may come in safety to paradise, there to sing with thee, O most happy mother, the praises of the Word of God made Man in the mother of thy most pure daughter, the Virgin Mary. Amen.

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