Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Novena Starts Today


Saint Andrew Christmas Novena Prayer
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment 
in which the Son of God was born 
of the most pure Virgin Mary, 
at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. 
In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! 
to hear my prayers and grant my desires, 
through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, 
and of His Blessed Mother. 
Amen.

First, I have to thank my dear friend K for introducing me to this beautiful Christmas prayer and novena a few years ago.

Love. the. prayer.

The novena starts November 30th on the feast of St. Andrew and continues until Christmas Eve. It traditionally involves praying the prayer fifteen times each day, and offering the novena for a special intention.

Saint Andrew was the first disciple called by Jesus. The origin of the prayer is unknown, but it may have started 100 years ago in Ireland. More info here.

Here is a printable pdf. Hope you consider joining in! Blessed Advent!

4 comments:

  1. I am going to make every effort to pray this novena! (I have a horrible track record with novenas.) The card is by my bedside, so hopefully that will be a good reminder every night!

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  3. I have not seen this novena before - thank you for sharing it!

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