NOVENA ALERT!!!!!! Today begins the Sacred Heart Novena, and also …

… the Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Technically, the Sacred Heart Novena began yesterday so that it ends on the day before the feast, but it’s all right if it ends on the day of. I forgot to begin it yesterday, but I think I’ve always said the two Novenas simultaneously, because of …

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Novenas to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

I wrote about Our Lady of Perpetual Help recently and how I’ve been experiencing ‘signal graces’ in the form of coincidental happenings. (I forgot to mention one: while in Adoration I had found a Rosary in the ‘free box’ with the OLPH image!) Anyway, in that post I also said that I’ll share with your some …

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NOTE TO SELF: Novenas coming up

Today is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. It is in honor of his role within the Holy Family as the provider and breadwinner; inasmuch as he had never said anything recorded in Scripture, there’s the added concept of his humility and quiet service in supporting his loved ones. The Feast was established to …

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St. Andrew Christmas Novena begins November 30th

The St. Andrew’s Christmas Novena begins November 30th. It is piously believed that if you say this prayer fifteen times a day from November 30th (The Feast Day of St. Andrew, the Apostle) until December 24th, you will obtain what you prayed for. I think that the usual conditions apply: that it be in accordance …

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Immaculate Conception Novena begins today

Today begins the Immaculate Conception Novena (November 29 through December 7th. It’s all right if you get this too late and begin it on November 30th, it’ll end on December 8th, the actual Feast Day.) The Church teaches that the Blessed Virgin Mary was exempt from Original Sin by virtue of the anticipated merits of …

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St. Maximilian Kolbe Novena begins August 5th!

An annual post: August 5th begins a novena to St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, one of my favorite saints for a myriad of reasons. One of them, and not the primary one, even, is his patronage of addicts. He was not an addict himself, but the Church in Her thinking has anointed him for that role …

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St. Andrew Christmas Novena

Advent started today, and tomorrow, November 30th is the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle. Associated with the Feast is an old tradition known as the St. Andrew Christmas Novena. To do this, you say 15 times a day from St. Andrew’s Day until Christmas: “Hail and blessed be the hour and moment at which …

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Emergency Fatima Novena!!!

There seems to be numerous novenas at this time of year. That is possibly just my imagination, but nevertheless today begins another novena. This one is to Our Lady of Fatima for the commemoration of the Miracle of the Sun Apparition on October 13, 1917. I know that the typical Fatima novena  celebrates the first …

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Novena to Our Lady of the Rosary

I really need to make better use of a Calendar; I almost forgot another novena. This one is particularly important to me as it happens on the anniversary of my Consecration to Our Lady and enrolling in the Militia of the Immaculata! The Novena to Our Lady of the Rosary (Feast Day October 7th) begins …

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Novena to St. Michael the Archangel

It’s not too late! I should have posted this yesterday, but you can begin it today, the Novena to St. Michael the Archangel. His feast day is September 29th. Novena Prayer to St. Michael (pray this for nine consecutive days, it does not change) Saint Michael the Archangel, loyal champion of God and His Catholic people, …

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