Novenas are an ancient part of the the Church’s devotional life. Many trace the structure back to the nine days between Jesus’ ascension and the feast of Pentecost. A novena (meaning “nine days”) is a special time of prayer, typically for a specific intention.
In the treasury of Catholic prayers there exists many novenas to St. Michael the Archangel that ...
From the The Raccolta or Collection of indulgenced prayers and good works:
290. Novena of St Michael.
N. B. The Novena may be made at any time of the year, and with any form of prayers sanctioned by
competent ecclesiastical authority.
Thus, if you say any approved St. Michael prayer* everyday for 9 days, you fulfill the conditions of the ...
A great question for the Year of St. Joseph.
Conescraton to St. Joseph
Fr. Donald Calloway's book Consecration to St. Joseph essentially is a 33 day Novena ending in a Consecration. He's the priest who is also wrote 33 Days to Morning Glory, which is an updated version of a the works of St. Louis DeMontfort leading to Total Marian Consecration.
According to ...
How is a 30 days novena to St. Joseph different from a consecration to St. Joseph?
The timing of this question is great! Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”.
With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the ...
What is the norm for celebrating First Friday/Saturday Novena Masses on Holy Days of Obligation?
These devotions you speak of are not technically novenas and as such the Mass of the day fulfills the need to complete the requirements of these same devotions.
First of all, we must understand what are the First Friday Devotions, the First Saturday Devotions ...