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Oct 20, 2022

How to Pray a Novena (the Right Way)

Fr. Mike Schmitz

A novena is a special way to pray for a specific intention or grace, such as for a loved one, healing, forgiveness, clarity with a big decision, etc. However, they aren’t magic. We can’t assume that God will answer our prayers immediately or in the exact why we ask him to answer them.

Today, Fr. Mike shares with us the right way to approach praying a novena—whether it be a traditional nine day novena, a 33 day Consecration, or even a 54 day Rosary Novena—and what pitfalls to avoid when praying this way.

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