This novena was originally promulgated by Pope Leo XIII.
Pray the following prayer for nine consecutive days
O Glorious Apostle, who, on account of thy virginal purity, wast so beloved by Jesus as to deserve to lay thy head upon His divine breast, and to be left in His place as soon to His most holy Mother. I beg thee to inflame me with a most ardent love toward Jesus and Mary. Obtain for me from our Lord that I, too, with a heart purified from earthly afflictions, may be made worthy to be ever united to Jesus as a faithful disciple and to Mary as a devoted son, both here on Earth and eternally in Heaven. Amen.