St. Andrew Novena Starts on November 30th
  • mjballoumjballou
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    Take a moment from worrying about how much organ is appropriate and/or permitted during Advent and learn the St. Andrew Novena.

    November 30th is the Feast of St. Andrew and the beginning day of the "Christmas Prayer," also known as the St. Andrew Novena.

    Here's the prayer - it's short and easy to memorize.

    "Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgina Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen."

    It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer 15 times a day from the feat of St. Andrew until Christmas will obtain what is asked.

    So start on November 30th! If you don't read this for a few days after it's posted - start then.