Thursday, May 21, 2009

Novena time

Sr Helena was leading our prayers today and forgot that it was the beginning of our double novena: to Mary, Queen of Apostles and the novena of Pentecost (my two favorite novenas!). We have a beautiful sung novena to Mary (that we didn't sing together today). I had intended last year to create a YouTube novena prayer, but here it is novena time again and I never did carry out those good intentions. Ditto for Pentecost.
This year, my Pentecost novena will consist of the usual "Veni Creator" (there's a neat version of the Veni Sancte Spiritus on our album, Catholic Favorites, vol. 2) and reading through Pope John Paul's encyclical on the Holy Spirit.
Do you pray a Pentecost novena? What do you use for these nine days between (ahem) Ascension and Pentecost?

4 comments:

Charity Therese said...

I usually pray the Mary, Queen of Apostles novena, but today it totally slipped past my mind. TY for the reminder! =D I use the little booklet at the Pauline Bookcenter here for the prayers for the same novena. :-)

Anonymous said...

Charity Therese I admire your devotion to Mary, Queen of Apostles. Will you please translate for this novice at text messaging what does =D mean. I got the smiley face and assume TY means thank you. TY

Charity Therese said...

=D Is another way to make a smiley face like :-) or :-D , Except without the nose and kinda means you're excited and really happy, and also just using two letters instead of three. ...kind of like the smiley faces on the old Walmart stickers.
And yeah! TY means Thank you! :-)
YW! (You're welcome!)

Anonymous said...

Charity Therese :)