Friday, November 30, 2012

Saint Andrew's Novena

So-named because it begins today on Saint Andrew's feast day, this novena actually lasts until Christmas day. It is a traditional Advent devotion asking God to grant a favor in honor of the birth of His Son.  This prayer is traditionally recited 15 times each day.  You're on your own for that, but I will be posting a daily reminder throughout Advent.

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 prayer and grant my desires (mention your intentions here), through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.

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