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Devotion to Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Black Madonna

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If you cannot join us in person, the offical texts of our novena are provided here for you to join us in spirit on Thursdays or at any other time you feel the need to invoke Our Lady.

Perpetual Novena in Honor of the Black Madonna, Our Lady of Czestochowa

Begin with the Sign of the Cross
Let us praise our God in veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother and Protector.

O Almighty and merciful God! You have given the Church a wondrous help and defense in the most holy Virgin Mary and You have honored Her sacred image as the Black Madonna with remarkable veneration of the faithful. Grant in Your mercy that, under Her protection, we may struggle confidently throughout our lives and at the moment of death be victorious over our enemy. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

O Black Madonna, our Mother and Queen of our nation! Trusting in Your maternal goodness and powerful intercession with Your Son, we place before You our humble prayers and petitions. To You we commend all our needs, in particular (Mention requests silently in your hearts), our families, and all children of our nation.

V: For Your presence and intercession at the Shrine of the Black Madonna and for the countless graces You have obtained for us in the past,

R: We thank you, O Black Madonna, our Mother.

V: For Your gracious reign over our parish, for Your powerful help throughout our history, especially in times of difficulty and suffering,

R: We thank you, O Black Madonna, our Mother.

V: For the maternal care with which You ever surround us, leading us to Your Beloved son, strengthening the faith in our hearts, drawing sinners to conversion, and comforting the sick, the sad, and the faint-hearted,

R: We thank you, O Black Madonna, our Mother.

V: For our negligence in the faith and for the religious indifference through which we have strayed so often from God, unmindful of his presence and love,

R: We ask You, Mother intercede for us.

V: For our conduct which has not always been in accord with our holy faith nor with the dignity of a child of God; for sins against life, for drunkenness, selfishness, carelessness, envy, social discord, and lax morals,

R: We ask You, Mother, intercede for us.

V: For being so preoccupied with ourselves that we did not see the needs of our brothers and sisters; the hungry, the homeless, the sick, and the lonely,

R: We ask You, Mother, intercede for us.

V: O Mother with the Divine Infant in Your arms, through this sacred image You remind us of the constant presence of Your Son and of Your own motherly solicitude as a source of strength and courage in our daily trials, difficulties, and labors,

R: We praise You and we love You

V: O Queen, whose image bears the scars of enemy attacks, You are to us a sign of hope, unity, and victory,

R: We praise You and we love You

V: O Virgin Helper, You aid us in overcoming all evil and weakness,

R: We praise You and we love You

V: When we are oppressed by doubts and temptations against faith,

R: Be our help and protection.

V: When we feel lonely, abandoned, and threatened,

R: Be our help and protection.

V: When we are in danger of yielding to our evil habits and sins,

R: Be our help and protection.

V: That You may strengthen us in faith and obtain for us the power to renew our lives in the spirit of God’s commandments and the Gospel of Christ,

R: We beseech You, O Black Madonna, our Mother.

V: That You may continue to reign in our lives on the personal, family, social, and national levels,

R: We beseech You, O Black Madonna, our Mother.

V: That You may obtain for us from Your Son the special grace that we implore in this novena,

R: We beseech You, O Black Madonna, our Mother.

Hail Mary (3 times)

Sub Tuum Praesidium
It is to You, O holy Mother of God, that we go for refuge and protection. Look kindly on us as we cry to You in our need. Glorious and blessed Virgin, be with us always and rescue us from every kind of danger. Amen.

Act of Consecration
Mother of God, Immaculate Mary, to You I consecrate my body and soul all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings, all that I am and possess. With eager heart I dedicate myself to You in slavery of love. I give You complete freedom in making use of me for the salvation of men and the assistance of the Holy Church of which You are the Mother. From now on I wish to do everything with You, through You, and for You. I know that by my own strength I shall accomplish nothing. You, however, can do everything that is the will of Your Son, and You are always victorious. Grant then, Help of Christians, that my family, parish, and my country may truly be the Kingdom of Your Son and Yours. Amen.

Sources: Adopted from the Novena to Our Lady of Czestochowa and from: 

10 responses

  1. Agnes Pleasant

    This is a very lovely website. I had lost the Black Madonna many years ago, its a miracle that I have found her again.

    November 11, 2010 at 4:05 am

    • claue

      For the first time of my life I knew you Our Lady of Black Madonna. Thank you so much to my Polish boyfriend who introduce you to me. Since i’ve knew you im looking for a novena prayer and finally i’ve found here..

      February 23, 2013 at 4:58 pm

  2. Suzanne Eklund

    I implore your prayers for the suffering, the despairing and the dying. For those in need of work and those in need of acceptance, just as they are. For humble hearts for both sinners and saints on this earth. And, Holy Mother, for God’s infinite mercy upon the Church, the nation, and the world. Mother of Mercy, pray for us now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:31 am

  3. palmira

    Woderful website even i heard it and wantd 2knw but it was only through u i got get thr awesomeone

    August 29, 2011 at 5:12 pm

  4. giovanna

    please black madonna be merciful to me

    August 24, 2012 at 9:34 pm

  5. Jodi

    Thank you Our Lady of Czestochowa for your mercy & intercession.

    June 18, 2013 at 2:12 pm

  6. I coming to see you this august. Please pray for our journey, with 41 of us lead by your servant Mgr. Nicholas Ong, and organize by D’Seven Travel & Tours. Please pray for the wisdom and courage to bring pilgrims and experience your prayer and intercession.

    July 11, 2013 at 3:32 am

  7. Xzavier Hastings

    Growing up in a Polish family, I always looked up to Our lady of Czestochowa. She was this great holy women and her image was in my head when saying the hail mary. Its funny how an image of Mary can have such a big impact on my life spiritualyand mentally. When i was growing up through troubling times…it was her face that would put me at ease. I knew that it was her and her son that were there when i was alone. She was and always will be the most respected woman in my eyes.

    August 19, 2013 at 4:45 am

  8. Roseline John

    I will love to know more about black Madonna, I heard that she the most powerful mother, I will like to honour her, and know more about her

    May 13, 2014 at 8:48 am

  9. i once or even twice that I went to the church of the Black Madonna in the States, which I forgot where it was at? I think it was in Pennsyvania. O Mother of the Black Madonna, please intercede for my wife for her continued recovery and me too of my physical and spiritual affliction.

    May 31, 2014 at 4:20 am

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