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What is a novena?

April 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Novenas, Prayer, Prayers, Vocal


Dear Father John, I have a question for your blog! I think I don’t really know what is a novena? How did it appear in the church and why? I know “neuvaine” means 9, but why 9 days before the feast/saint you are praying? Why would I pray a novena…? This question is right on time! One of the Church’s most popular novenas is the Novena to the Divine Mercy, which starts on Good... Read More

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