Novena to St. Joseph reminder

Just a reminder: A feast Day for St. Joseph is coming up on March 19th, meaning a novena through him should start on March 10th or 11th. EWTN has two nice novenas. See: Novena to St. Joseph and a shorter St. Joseph Novena Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please …

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Fifty-four Day Rosary Novena

There is a rather dedicated but powerful novena to Our Lady called the “54 Day Rosary Novena.” There are variations on it with regard to preparatory prayers, but I typically keep it simple and just state the intentions I’m praying for followed by the saying the Rosary. For the 54 Day Novena, you say 3 …

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St. Monica Novena

Mike, over at What Does Mike Think?, reminded me that tomorrow, August 18th, is the start of a Novena to St. Monica. She was the mother of St. Augustine. St. Monica is the Patron Saint of “Alcoholics, Married women, Mothers, Wives and Difficult Marriages.” My friend Number 9, over at Catholic Alcoholic, reports on why …

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St. Maximilian Kolbe Novena for Alcoholics and Addicts begins again

It is early August and that means that it is trime for the annual novena through St. Maximilian Kolbe for alcoholics and addicts. It starts August 6th and ends on his Feast day, August 14th. Although some sources begin it today, the 5th. Here are links to two prior blog posts on the Novena, the …

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Venerable Alfred Pampalon, a Patron of Alcoholics and Drug Addicts

Last Sunday when my wife and I were in Eucharistic Adoration she found some literature about a Venerable I had never heard of, one Alfred Pampalon. The little novena pamphlet and informational brochure labelled him as a “Patron of Alcoholics and Drug Addicts.” There was nothing whatsoever in the literature to indicate as to why …

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A simple and quite possibly powerful Novena to Mary

I was thinking of a Novena to say to the Blessed Virgin Mary one day a week ago, and it occurred to me to cleverly combine two ancient and classic prayers. Quite possibly this has happened before, but I do not know of it. I use as the basic prayer the “Memorare” (first paragraph below, …

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A Walk With the Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots, Day 9

Today is Day 9 and thus the final one in our Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots. We ask Mary’s intercession for “this knot in my life…You know very well the suffering it has caused me…” So, what knot is it? Is it the same one you may have prayed about daily, or one of …

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A Walk With the Novena of Mary, Undoer of Knots, Day 8

Today is Day 8 in our The Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots. We ask Mary’s intercession for us “to practice the virtues of courage, joyfulness, humility and faith…” It has never been easy to be a Christian, even in supposedly Christian countries. The pressing needs of daily living stress us to the point of …

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A Walk With the Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots, Day 7

On Day 7 in our daily walk with The Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots, we request Mary’s intercession to “free us from the snares of Evil….” Evil exists in the World today. Although that might seem to some to be the understatement of all time, it is a reality denied by many. Just see the …

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A Walk with the Novena to Mary Undoer of Knots, Day 6

Today is Day 6 in our daily walk with The Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots and we ask Mary’s intercession for us to “persevere in the living word of Jesus, in the Eucharist, the Sacrament of Confession…” This is pretty straightforward. And for all the simplicity of the apparent intention, probably one of the …

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