Friday, April 28, 2006
Novena for Vocations: Day Three

Please remember to say the third day of the Novena for Vocations which is available at K's blog.

Image Source: Believed to be in the Public Domain

Questions on Novenas:

Also, a commentor of this blog asked if Novenas can be said anytime in the year. I answer is yes. Some novenas have more preferred times for their usage like the nine-days leading up to a certain feast, but they can be prayed anytime of the year. For example, I can start a novena to St. Thomas Aquinas any day in the year, but it would be more popular to pray it for the nine-days before St. Thomas's feastday.

Also, some novenas involve chaplets, which are said on Rosary beads, but most do not require a rosary to say the prayers. Many novenas have different prayers for each of the nine-days, so you would need to use the Internet, get a prayerbook, or just print out to Novena to pray it later on.

I hope this helps for the person that asked. Let me know if you'd like to know more about Novenas.

Image Source: Believed to be in the Public Domain, Image of Fr. James Coyle, who was murdered in the Southern USA

1 comment(s):

del_button April 29, 2006 at 1:35 PM
Anonymous said...

Novenas rock! I don't know how many times I've done novenas to St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Joseph of Cupertino before exams. I don't think they mind.

I'm wanting to start a novena to Mary, Help of Christians in preparation for consecration on the 24th of May; but I'm still trying to find a couple to choose from. I think that will be a summer endeavour, though.

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