Catholic FAQ


Latest Threads
newest posts



Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > Catholic Living > Spirituality
 

Welcome to Catholic Answers Forums, the largest Catholic Community on the Web.

Here you can join over 400,000 members from around the world discussing all things Catholic. Membership is open to all, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, who seek the Truth with Charity.

To gain full access, you must register for a FREE account. Registered members are able to:
  • Submit questions about the faith to experts from Catholic Answers
  • Participate in all forum discussions
  • Communicate privately with Catholics from around the world
  • Plus join a prayer group, read with the Book Club, and much more.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. So join our community today!

Have a question about registration or your account log-in? Just contact our Support Hotline.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search Thread Display
  #1  
Old Nov 28, '11, 8:45 am
Loboto-Me's Avatar
Loboto-Me Loboto-Me is offline
Regular Member
 
Join Date: July 2, 2004
Posts: 1,564
Religion: Conservative Catholic
Default Christmas Novena starts on Nov 30th

I prayed this simple novena last year for the intentions healing of someone I do NOT love and who's addicted. He's still addicted, and I still do not love this man, but the novena made me realize that he is God's child, and deserves to be loved. I don't know what God is doing for him in the deepest recesses of his soul, but I do know what He's done for me. When I think of him now, it's more in pity rather than in contempt. So yes, this novena is very effective!

Christmas Novena Prayer

Pray this prayer 15 times a day (yes, 15), either all at once or divided throughout the day. I was praying 3, 5 times during the day. Starting on November 30th until December 25th.

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

This is the site where I discovered this prayer
http://catholicism.about.com/od/pray...rew_Novena.htm
__________________
While those who give scandal are guilty of the spiritual equivalent of murder, those who take scandal- who allow scandals to destroy faith- are guilty of spiritual suicide. -- St. Francis de Sales

Last edited by Loboto-Me; Nov 28, '11 at 8:59 am.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old Nov 28, '11, 9:29 am
Little Mary's Avatar
Little Mary Little Mary is offline
Prayer Warrior
 
Join Date: May 28, 2004
Posts: 5,430
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Christmas Novena starts on Nov 30th

I have this prayer. Thanks for the reminder.

Speaking of love, I recently learned this definition, I hope it helps:

"Love is willing the good of the other, as other"

In other words, willing/praying for good for another person solely for their benefit, and none of your own.

I have a friend (really ex-friend) that I pray for daily. He wants nothing to do with me because I am Catholic. This definition of love was helpful to me.

Peace,
LM
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old Nov 28, '11, 10:39 am
Loboto-Me's Avatar
Loboto-Me Loboto-Me is offline
Regular Member
 
Join Date: July 2, 2004
Posts: 1,564
Religion: Conservative Catholic
Default Re: Christmas Novena starts on Nov 30th

You're right Little Mary, love is a choice, and not a feeling
__________________
While those who give scandal are guilty of the spiritual equivalent of murder, those who take scandal- who allow scandals to destroy faith- are guilty of spiritual suicide. -- St. Francis de Sales
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old Nov 28, '11, 3:13 pm
Little Mary's Avatar
Little Mary Little Mary is offline
Prayer Warrior
 
Join Date: May 28, 2004
Posts: 5,430
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Christmas Novena starts on Nov 30th

Quote:
Originally Posted by Loboto-Me View Post
You're right Little Mary, love is a choice, and not a feeling
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old Nov 30, '11, 8:07 am
Loboto-Me's Avatar
Loboto-Me Loboto-Me is offline
Regular Member
 
Join Date: July 2, 2004
Posts: 1,564
Religion: Conservative Catholic
Default Re: Christmas Novena starts on Nov 30th

Reminder that today is the start of the Christmas Novena
__________________
While those who give scandal are guilty of the spiritual equivalent of murder, those who take scandal- who allow scandals to destroy faith- are guilty of spiritual suicide. -- St. Francis de Sales
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old Nov 30, '11, 10:36 am
The Reginator's Avatar
The Reginator The Reginator is offline
Veteran Member
Prayer Warrior
 
Join Date: February 14, 2009
Posts: 9,475
Religion: Catholic, "and loving it."
Default Re: Christmas Novena starts on Nov 30th

You beat me to it lobotomy.

I just read Scott's newsletter and his links.
[Reviving Advent: The Saint Andrew Christmas Novena for anyone looking for more info.]

Quote:
Be sure, when you begin the novena, to have a particular intention or request in mind, and recall it each time you say the prayer.
Thanks for the reminder.
(Well, not a reminder for me. This novena has passed unnoticed for the 15 Advents in which I've been a Catholic. For me this is more like news.)
__________________


“Experience teaches that the man who exercises a frequent and rigid censorship over his thoughts, words and actions, is better capable of hating and avoiding evil and of cultivating earnestly what is good”
- St Pius X
Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > Catholic Living > Spirituality

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search Thread
Search Thread:

Advanced Search
Display

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



Prayer Intentions

Most Active Groups
8340Meet and talk,talk talk
Last by: Weejee
5087CAF Prayer Warriors Support Group
Last by: Vim71
4400Devotion to the Sorrowful Mother
Last by: daughterstm
4036OCD/Scrupulosity Group
Last by: aellis422
3857SOLITUDE
Last by: beth40n2
3658Let's empty Purgatory
Last by: daughterstm
3267Poems and Reflections
Last by: PathWalker
3238Petitions Before the Blessed Sacrament
Last by: grateful_child
3218Catholic Vegetarians & Vegans
Last by: memphian
3084For seniors and shut- ins
Last by: flower lady



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 9:08 pm.

Home RSS Feeds - Home - Archive - Top

Copyright © 2004-2014, Catholic Answers.