OUR LADY OF VAILANKANNI
Vailankanni is a town in Tamil Nadu, India, and was the place of many apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the 16th century. Our Lady with the Infant Jesus first appeared to a shepherd boy, and later to a crippled boy who was miraculously cured. She also rescued a group of Portuguese shipwrecked sailors.
A chapel was built on the site of her apparition. It was later rebuilt into a bigger church and has become a major pilgrimage site. Countless miracles and cures are attributed to Our Lady of Vailankanni.
NOVENA PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GOOD HEALTH VAILANKANNI
(may be recited once a day for 9 consecutive days)
O Most Holy Virgin! You were chosen by the Most Adorable Trinity from all eternity to be the most pure Mother of Jesus.
O tender Mother of the afflicted! grant me under my present necessities a special protection. Relying on the infinite mercies of Your Divine Son, and penetrated with confidence in your powerful prayers, I most humbly entreat you to intercede for me. I beg you to obtain for me the favours which I petition for in this Novena, if it be Holy Will of God to grant them; and if not, ask for me whatever graces I stand most in need of (here specify your requests)
O Mother of God, accept my salutations in union with the respect and veneration with which the Angel Gabriel first hailed you “full of grace”.
(Recite the following Hail Mary – 9 times)
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you, blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death – Amen.
I beseech you, O Comfortress of the Afflicted to obtain for me the favours and graces which I have now implored through your powerful intercession. For this end I offer you my good works I do and sufferings I endure. I most humbly entreat you for the love of the Amiable Heart of Jesus, with which yours was ever so inflamed to hear my humble prayers and obtain my requests. Amen.