How to Pray Mother Teresa’s Famous “Flying Novena”

In today’s Homily, Father Brannen shared the story of Saint Mother Teresa’s Famous “Flying Novena.”

Here are the words of the centuries-old Memorare:

“Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your clemency hear and answer me. Amen.”


“Mother Teresa used this prayer constantly: for petitions for the cure of a sick child, before important discussions or when passports went missing, to request heavenly aid when the fuel supply was running short on a night-time mission and the destination was still far away in the darkness. The Quick Novena had one thing in common with nine-day and even nine-month novenas: confident pleading for heavenly assistance, as the apostles did for nine days in the upper room ‘with Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the women’ (Acts 1:14) while waiting for the promised help from the Holy Spirit.”

To learn more about Mother Teresa’s never-fail quick novena to turn to our Blessed Mother for speedy assistance, read  Joseph Pronechen’s    FULL ARTICLE here.

5 comments on “How to Pray Mother Teresa’s Famous “Flying Novena”

  1. Suzy on

    Please pray that my son will find Jesus, learn his life lessons FAST so that he can enjoy the blessings that God truly has for him and that he will find his way back home to us again to enjoy what family is about. Thank you.

  2. Martine on

    A prayer for my recent late mother. May the Lord have mercy on her soul and welcome her into the gates of heaven. May she be in our Lord’s warm and loving arms . May she rest in eternal peace 🕊

  3. Zaitun on

    I am 37 years old single mother of one never been married before and i am praying for a wonderful husband, blissful marriage, more wonderful children, successful businesses, prosperity and good health for me and my loved ones so help me God. Pray for me


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