The novena is a common and spiritually enriching prayer experience commonly used within the Catholic Church. There are a few essential guidelines to keep in mind, but there is no single “right” way to pray a novena.
Part 1 - Novena Basics
1 -Know what a novena is. A novena is a form of
This prayer reminds us of the great spiritual battle that occurs in our own Lenten desert.
he holy season of Lent is chiefly inspired by the decision of Jesus to prepare for his public ministry by first going into the desert for 40 days. While there, he engaged in a great
CONFESSION: CELEBRATING RECONCILIATION
The Lord, on his first appearance to the Apostles after his resurrection breathed on them and Said “receive the HOLY SPIRIT, if you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven; if you retain anyone’s sins, they are retained”. (John 20:22-23) And later on:
“All authority in heaven and on earth
The Priest Forgives sins through the Power of Christ acting in him; he is a sharer in the Divinity of Christ. You say i have spoken abomination? I tell you, you yourself do not understand the meaning of sacaramental power. At baptism, a human being acts in the name of
You’re not sure about your last confession:
If your last confession wasn’t very good, you might want to be careful about receiving the Holy Eucharist. When i say “wasn’t good”, i mean, if you willfully withheld a mortal sin, you’ve not been restored in grace. You need to see a priest,
1. Mechanical Confession:
People tend to believe that confession means that anytime you confess to the priest, the sins confessed are automatically forgiven just because the priest says so. Well, this is not true. God isn’t tied to any sacrament; you must meet certain conditions before you can receive valid sacramental
The Church’s liturgical year begins with Advent, and every end of the Calendar year – weeks before Christmas we notice changes. The priest puts on different colors and the entire altar is graced with a whole new air. But very few know what this word actually means.
A Latin word from
No, it isn’t simply a mortal sin but a form of sacrilege; it is worse than a mortal sin to receive Jesus in mortal sin. The once life-giving body and blood of Christ becomes judgement to the soul. It is important to realize that we mustn’t rise with everyone every
1. Since my primary school days till date, people argue that Catholics don't use the old testament, but what I know is every first reading at Mass is from the old testament 😊funny?
2. They said Catholics have removed books from the Bible... what I know is the Protestants' Bible is 7
Its spiritual purpose is rich in meaning, and incense has been used in divine worship for thousands of years.
The Catechism reminds us that prayer involves much more than our soul, Whether prayer is expressed in words or gestures, it is the whole man who prays (CCC 2562).
For this reason the Churchs' public