Ask Fr. Francis: What's with Novena's?

Posted February 8, 2018 8:47 pm by James Shaw

Ask Fr. Francis: What's with Novena's?

Article Novenas are always nine days, since the word’s very meaning is “nine days”. It originated from Acts 1, as Mary and the 120 disciples waited in the Upper Room in Jerusalem to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit as Jesus commanded them. From Ascension to Pentecost was exactly nine days.

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