Sacred Heart Novena – Day 1 …

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... My Irish Catholic Granny gave up Catholicism in 1966. Swayed by the charismatic nature of deep southern Protestantism she abandoned everything Catholic except her devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the image of the Divine Mercy. On her death bed she had a full reversion back to the faith and died under the watchful gaze of her two favorite images.It's in her memory that I am participating in the novena to the Sacred Heart that starts today.Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena … [Read more...]

Mary, Undoer of Knots DAY NINE…

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... Well, at least you learned something; how not to pray novenas.The key is to actually complete them in nine days, not skip a few days and double up the next or forget entirely.Click here to subscribe for daily email reminders.Daily Opening Prayers:Begin each day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, with the Sign of the Cross.Make an Act of Contrition. You can use any form; simply ask God to pardon your sins and make a firm purpose of amendment not to commit … [Read more...]

Mary, Undoer of Knots DAY EIGHT…

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... See, I told you guys I've never been able to faithfully keep to a consecutive nine days. I missed day eight, which should have been posted yesterday. So I don't know if you can double up today or not. I'm hoping you guys went on ahead with Day Eight without me.So now what? Does my novena no longer count or do I need to start over. Or does Mary understand I'm terrible at commitment? Man, I was so close this time. So close.Picking up where I left off...Click here to … [Read more...]

Mary, Undoer of Knots DAY SEVEN…

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Click here to subscribe for daily email reminders.Daily Opening Prayers:Begin each day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, with the Sign of the Cross.Make an Act of Contrition. You can use any form; simply ask God to pardon your sins and make a firm purpose of amendment not to commit them again.Optional, but recommended: Pray the first three decades of the Rosary, with the appropriate mysteries for the day: Joyful (Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays of Advent, and Sundays from … [Read more...]

Mary, Undoer of Knots DAY SIX…

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Click here to subscribe for daily email reminders.Daily Opening Prayers:Begin each day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, with the Sign of the Cross.Make an Act of Contrition. You can use any form; simply ask God to pardon your sins and make a firm purpose of amendment not to commit them again.Optional, but recommended: Pray the first three decades of the Rosary, with the appropriate mysteries for the day: Joyful (Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays of Advent, and Sundays from … [Read more...]

Mary, Undoer of Knots DAY FIVE…

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Click here to subscribe for daily email reminders.Daily Opening Prayers:Begin each day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, with the Sign of the Cross.Make an Act of Contrition. You can use any form; simply ask God to pardon your sins and make a firm purpose of amendment not to commit them again.Optional, but recommended: Pray the first three decades of the Rosary, with the appropriate mysteries for the day: Joyful (Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays of Advent, and Sundays from … [Read more...]

Mary, Undoer of Knots DAY FOUR…

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Click here to subscribe for daily email reminders.Daily Opening Prayers:Begin each day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, with the Sign of the Cross.Make an Act of Contrition. You can use any form; simply ask God to pardon your sins and make a firm purpose of amendment not to commit them again.Optional, but recommended: Pray the first three decades of the Rosary, with the appropriate mysteries for the day: Joyful (Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays of Advent, and Sundays from … [Read more...]

Let me tell ya a little story about novenas…

... They scare me to death. Maybe that's why I've never finished one. Ever. It just seems like every time I start one things start to happen.Things like your internet inexplicably dying for three days and losing your cell phone and the check engine light that keeps coming back on. Oh, and thinking your son has Lyme Disease.Talk about a crazy past three days. At the rate I'm going I'm afraid to see what next week has in store for me.The Boy doesn't have Lyme Disease, by the way. He … [Read more...]

Mary, Undoer of Knots DAY THREE…

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Click here to subscribe for daily email reminders.Daily Opening Prayers:Begin each day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, with the Sign of the Cross.Make an Act of Contrition. You can use any form; simply ask God to pardon your sins and make a firm purpose of amendment not to commit them again.Optional, but recommended: Pray the first three decades of the Rosary, with the appropriate mysteries for the day: Joyful (Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays of Advent, and Sundays from … [Read more...]


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