Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Novenas

EWTN has a web page of Novenas. You can find it here. And, what is a "Novena"? The EWTN page answers that question:
A novena is a nine-day period of private or public prayer to obtain special graces, to implore special favors, or to 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.

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