Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Knowing the Novena

Knowing the Novena

Knowing the Novena

"Succinctly, a novena is a nine-day period of private or public prayer to obtain special graces, to implore special favors, or make special petitions. (Novena is derived from the Latin novem, meaning nine.) As the definition suggests, the novena has always had more of a sense of urgency and neediness. In our liturgical usage, the …"

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