Friday, January 16, 2009

Novena to St. Paul

Today begins the novena for the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. In our communities, we usually sing the hymn "Pressi Malorum" (in English) as our novena, but I don't know where to find the music for you. Here is a link to the words in Latin--and English, if you scroll down.
On Sunday, we join with other Christians in the week of prayer for Christian unity--this year marks the centenary of that initiative.
Both novena and week of prayer culminate in the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, which, contrary to general liturgical norms, can be celebrated on a Sunday during this Pauline Jubilee Year.

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