St. Jude is the patron of impossible causes—so why not pray this novena?
From the super simple and fast to the mac daddy of all novenas, any of these will put your prayer life in gear!
Every year, a group of Catholics get together (through virtual means) and we do the 54-day rosary novena together from All Saints’ Day (November 1st) until Christmas Eve. Mostly done via Twitter, the group prays and supports each other through the entire novena; sharing the graces received as they come in. Since we’re currently in
We have all heard of praying a novena. There’s one for nearly every saint and for every dilemma that we face as human beings. Many of us have also heard of the “big one,” the 54-day Rosary novena. This novena seems like a huge challenge to those who struggle with a typical 9-day novena or
Every Catholic has been there at one time or another, now is the time to laugh about it. 1. Obsessively picking out the *perfect* novena for your intention 2. You start out strong, with the fervor of all the saints in heaven. 3. You mention to everyone you pass that you’re in the middle of
Oh, novenas. Catholics know them. We (sometimes) love them. We can also fail at keeping up with them. Once we get used to them, we can get addicted to praying them. Prayed over 9 consecutive days, novenas (from the Latin word “novem” meaning “nine”) are usually done for big intentions weighing heavily on a person’s
If you mention that you’re praying a novena, you’ll probably get a mixed bag of reactions from friends and family. Some may say that novenas are incredibly powerful prayers that come with a guaranteed answer to prayer. Others see novenas as an old fashioned way of praying, and are hesitant to pray them, afraid of
Looking for another rich tradition to incorporate into your celebration of Advent? Has your observance of the Advent season been derailed, causing you to search for something to help you finish strong and prayerfully? Look no further than the Latin American custom of Las Posadas! This is a beautiful and unique novena that brings to
We covered the amazing development of Devin Rose’s Pray the Novena app, and how he made praying novenas ridiculously easy. Immediately upon it’s release people were asking when it would be available for Android users. Well, Devin agrees, all users should be able to pray the novenas with simplicity and ease. He wants to port