Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes - HELP


#1

I need some help. When I visited Lourdes I picked up a card that is a Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes.

On the front is a nice picture of the statue in the grotto.

On the back there is the Novena prayer followed by the beginning of the Our Father (I am guessing that this means you pray the novena prayer and follow it with an Our Father) and then these instructions.
Say the novena prary.
Recite a decade of the rosary.
*Say the following invocations:
[LIST]
*]“Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!”
*]“Saint Bernadette, pray for us!”
]“O Mary, conceived without sin, pary for us who have recourse to thee!”
[/LIST]

So my question, how do I do this?

Do I pray the novena prayer then an Our Father then the opening prayers of the Rosary then one decade for the day I am praying on (or do I just pick on of the decades and pray that every day) then pray the concluding prayers for the Rosary and then pray the invocations?

If not how would you suggest I do it or how do you do it?

Thanks!


#2

Skip the opening prayers of the Rosary and concluding prayers --it is only asking you to do a decade (and just pick one).

That would be basically I think what it is intending. You can of course pray as you wish.

(oh and one for Bookcat :))


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