What Can We Learn From Novenas…

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... I made it through two whole novenas and suddenly I'm the expert. Neat how that works.This past novena to St. Ann taught me several things about payer in general. The main thing it taught me was that I was doing prayer, for the most part, wrong. Or rather, imperfectly.I was approaching novenas in a very methodical manner, much the same way I approach my regular prayer.Here, Lord, are my prayers for this particular thing. Please grant my wish. Amen. Oh, PS. God, you're an … [Read more...]

Novena for Religious Freedom…

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... Yup. Another novena.Tomorrow begins the novena for religious freedom.With threats to religious liberty around the world, we have decided to dedicate this novena for religious freedom.“The saints have always been the source and origin of renewal in the most difficult moments in the Church’s history.” - St. John Paul IIThis novena was written to be a prayer to all Saints and particularly to Martyrs.Sign up here with Pray More Novenas to get daily reminders and the pr … [Read more...]

Novena to St. Ann – Days 4, 5, and 6…

... Because I'm a slacker.Also, if you were depending on me to remind you about this novena you've come to the wrong place. This is the right place. From there you can receive daily email reminders, which is the only way I remember. So if you see me in adoration looking at my tablet don't be all judge-y. I'm just reading my daily prayers.Day 4 - The Saint Anne NovenaGlorious Saint Anne, I kneel in confidence at your feet, for you also have tasted the bitterness and sorrow of … [Read more...]

Novena to St. Ann, Day Three…

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... Fine. Maybe I am participating in this particular novena with the intention of finding a husband after all, even though I swore off the idea of getting re-married about two or so years ago. And I was OK with that and never gave it a second thought.But that was before this...Earlier this week I was talking with a work associate when he mentioned his upcoming vacation to celebrate his 10th wedding anniversary. He shared with me the remarkable story of how they met. His wife was … [Read more...]

St. Ann, St. Ann Find Me A Man…

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... Or so the ditty goes. But St. Ann is good for other stuff too, you know.She is the patroness of mothers and grandmothers, unmarried women, women in labor, infertile women, housewives, miners, and cabinet makers.Yesterday started the Novena to St. Ann and my plan was to post this then, my apologies. However, it's OK to just pick up now and follow along for the rest of the novena.St. Anne Novena, Day OneGreat Saint Anne, engrave indelibly on my heart and in my mind the … [Read more...]

Finishing up the Sacred Heart Novena…

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... on the memorial of St. Josemaria Escriva and Sts. John and Paul with days 8 and 9.Click here to receive daily email notifications.Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena PrayersO my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.”Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of…(Mention your Intention Here)Our Father, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be don … [Read more...]

Sacred Heart Novena – Day 6 and 7 …

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Today is a two-fer because, well, me and novenas.Click here to receive daily email notifications.Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena PrayersO my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.”Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of…(Mention your Intention Here)Our Father, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Gi … [Read more...]

Sacred Heart Novena – Day 5…

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Click here to receive daily email notifications.Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena PrayersO my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.”Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of…(Mention your Intention Here)Our Father, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our tresp … [Read more...]

Sacred Heart Novena – Day 4 …

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... Weird. I keep running across the image everywhere.Click here to receive daily email notifications.Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena PrayersO my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.”Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of…(Mention your Intention Here)Our Father, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heave … [Read more...]


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