Why Novenas Are Important: Celebrate a Christmas Novena with the Augustinians

Novenas are powerful.  Novenas are not about praying for magic or about controlling outcomes.  Novenas are about opening us up to listen to God through prayer.  Novenas are about silencing the noise of life and focusing on what matters most in this life and the next:  our relationship with Christ.

When you participate in a novena (nine consecutive Masses), you share in a Christian tradition that is centuries old.  It was once customary in ancient Rome to pray for the dead over the course of nine days to commit the soul to God’s mercy.  In fact, novenas originated from the nine days in which Mary and the Apostles waited in prayer between the Ascension of Jesus and the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.  The tradition today continues through believers like you that participate in the power of novenas.

From December 25 to January 2, the Augustinians will celebrate a Christmas Novena to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The novena concludes with one of our Augustinians, Brother Richie Mercado, O.S.A., being ordained a transitional deacon!  Please join us in prayer this Christmas by sending us any prayers you wish us to pray for!  Remember, you can pray to petition God for His intercession, thank the Lord for the many blessings He gives us, confess our sins to open us up to receive more of His love, and adore and praise the new born King!

Complimentary Mass cards for the Augustinians' Christmas Novena are available while supplies last. © Barton Cotton, All Rights Reserved.

Simply complete the form below by Friday, December 18.  Any voluntary contribution you can make as well would be immensely appreciated.  Your gift will support Augustinian vocations, retired Augustinians, and our missions in Peru.  As an additional benefit to contributing in the Novena, we will happily mail you the Christmas card show below that you may use to notify a loved one that they will be prayed for during this special Novena!

Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

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Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy has been working with the Augustinians in fundraising and communications since 2010. He began working with the Augustinian Vocations office in 2015. He also holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management.