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Rommel Resurreccion wrote:

Good morning brothers in Christ:

I have a Bible Apostolate and am currently the Coordinator of our Bible Ministry at Blessed Sacrament Parish in the diocese of San Pablo.

  • Can we possibly prepare a new Novena Prayer for the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Word Incarnate, Mother of God, otherwise to be known as Our Lady of the Holy Bible?

The intention of the Novena Prayer would be:

To educate and inculcate among the Parishioners the importance of reading and contemplating on the messages from the Holy Bible so that they may embrace fully the message in their hearts and mind and live a life in accordance with God's Will; to Be in One with Jesus, and be a light and salt of the world through the Gospel; and to convert non-faithful through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God.

Please give me pointers to develop the novena i.e.

  • Biblical passages
  • Catechism passages, and
  • other material for meditation for consecration to the Virgin Mary.

Thank you and God Bless You!

Rommel

  { Is there anything wrong with preparing a new novena prayer called 'Our Lady of the Holy Bible'? }

Mike replied:

Dear Rommel,

I see nothing stopping you from developing a novena for public use as long as:

  • it is faithful to the Church, and
  • your local bishop has approved it

That said, there is also nothing stopping you from developing a novena for private use as long as it is faithful to the Church's teachings.

You said:

  • Can we possibly prepare a new Novena Prayer for the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Word Incarnate, Mother of God, otherwise to be known as Our Lady of the Holy Bible?

The intention of the Novena Prayer would be:

To educate and inculcate among the Parishioners the importance of reading and contemplating on the messages from the Holy Bible so that they may embrace fully the message in their hearts and mind and live a life in accordance with God's Will; to Be in One with Jesus, and be a light and salt of the world through the Gospel; and to convert non-faithful through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God.

There is nothing wrong with honoring our Blessed Mother using references from the Scriptures in your novena prayer but the prayer intention should ensure that your devotion is based, not solely on the Bible, but on both the Written and Oral Traditions (which is what the full Gospel is) that have been passed down from generation to generation in the Church. (1 Timothy 3:15)

You said:
Please give me pointers to develop the novena i.e.

  • Biblical passages
  • Catechism passages, and
  • other material for meditation for consecration to the Virgin Mary.

Besides those I provide in my Holy Quotes application, I don't know what source I could refer you to. I don't have any experience with writing novenas and don't believe any of my team does.

Sorry.

Mike

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