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   NOVENAS

    In the Catholic Church, a novena is a devotion consisting of a prayer repeated on nine consecutive days, asking to obtain special graces.

   The prayers may come from prayer books, or consist of the recitation of the Rosary (a "Rosary Novena"), or a short prayer recited throughout the day.

   There are four categories of novenas:  those of mourning, preparation (for a Church feast, ending on the eve of the feast), petition and  indulgences.  A given novena can belong to more than one of these categories.

   They may be performed in Church, at home, or anywhere prayer is appropriate, though some indulgenced novenas do require church attendance.

   Sometimes, a special candle is lit at the beginning of the novena which burns during the nine days of prayer.

THE OLDEST NOVENA

   The Novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all the novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost.

   It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church.  Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength, and, love so sorely needed by every Christian.

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to the Holy Spirit

SOME FAVORITE NOVENAS

MARY THE HELP OF CHRISTIANS

Part 1

Explanations

Part 2

Novenas to the Blessed Mother

THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS