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Assorted Novenas

The novena, or nine-day prayer, is a powerful tool in our prayer life. This collection of novenas for every season of the liturgical calendar and to an assortment of saints is a good place to start to integrate novenas into your daily prayers.
  1. The Divine Mercy (11)
  2. To Our Lady of Lourdes (10)
  3. To Saint Expeditus (10)
  4. To the Holy Ghost (10)
  5. To Saint Teresa of Avila (10)
  6. To Mary, Undoer of Knots (11)
  7. To St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria (1)

About Catholicism's Novena of the Week
Every week, find a new novena selected by Scott P. Richert, the Catholicism expert for About.com.

The Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
This novena joins us to the Blessed Virgin Mary in expectation as the birth of Christ draws near. Begun on December 16, the novena ends on Christmas Eve.

Miraculous Novena of Grace
This Miraculous Novena of Grace was revealed by St. Francis Xavier, the cofounder of the Jesuits.

Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory
In St. Alphonsus Liguori's Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, we seek repentance and ask mercy for those who have died.

Novena to St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria
The Novena to St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria asks this great saint and doctor to intercede for the healing and growth of our souls.

Novena to St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
In this novena to the first American saint, we ask Mother Cabrini to intercede for us, so that we will understand God's will for our lives.

Novena to Saint Charles Borromeo
In this novena, we recall St. Charles Borromeo's zeal, the virtues of his life, and his support for Christian education.

Novena to Saint Jude and the Sacred Heart of Jesus
This short novena to Saint Jude and the Sacred Heart of Jesus is traditionally prayed nine times per day for nine days.

Sorrowful Mother Novena
This traditional Sorrowful Mother Novena is both a meditation on the role that Mary played in our salvation and a plea for her intercession so that we may follow her example in following Christ her Son.

Novena to St. Anthony Mary Claret
This Novena to St. Anthony Mary Claret is appropriate to pray for our own intention or for the intention of another, and for the healing of soul as well as body.

Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes
This Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes can be prayed at any time, but it is especially appropriate in the days before February 11, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Favorite Novenas to Saint Jude - Readers' Favorite Novenas to…
Readers share their favorite novenas to Saint Jude.

Short Novena to Saint Jude
There are dozens of novenas to Saint Jude, the patron of difficult causes. This is one of the simplest and shortest.

Novena to Saint Joseph
This is a good prayer for fathers to ask for the strength necessary to rear their children well, or for children to pray on behalf of their fathers.

Novena to Saint Expeditus
In this novena, we ask Saint Expeditus to intercede for us for all the graces that we need in our life, from the gift of faith to the gift of final perseverance.

Novena to Saint Joseph the Worker
This novena to Saint Joseph the Worker is perfect for when you have an important project or assignment that you are having trouble completing.

Novena of Confidence to the Sacred Heart
In this novena to the Sacred Heart, we ask Christ to present our request to His Father as His own.

Saint Andrew Christmas Novena
This prayer is often called the "Christmas Novena" or the "Christmas Anticipation Prayer," because it is prayed 15 times every day from the Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle (November 30) until Christmas. In the novena, we ask God to grant our request in the honor of the birth of His Son at Christmas.

The Divine Mercy Novena
Find the prayers and instructions for praying the Divine Mercy Novena, revealed to Saint Faustina by Christ Himself.

Novena to the Holy Ghost
In the Novena to the Holy Ghost (also known as the Novena to the Holy Spirit), we ask the Holy Spirit to send us His seven gifts.

Novena to Saint Benedict
In this novena, we ask Saint Benedict to intercede for us, that we may love God and our neighbor as he did.

Novena to Saint Anthony to Find a Lost Article
This popular novena to the patron saint of lost items reminds us that the most important goods are spiritual.

Novena to Saint Anthony for Any Need
In this novena, we ask for Saint Anthonys intercession and promise to live more Christian lives.

Short Novena for Corpus Christi
This very short novena can be prayed at any time, but it is most appropriate in the nine days before or after the Feast of Corpus Christi, celebrating the Body and Blood of Christ.

Novena for the Protection of the Unborn
A beautiful pro-life novena from Women for Faith & Family.

Novena to Saint Athanasius
This novena to Saint Athanasius reminds us that humility and obedience are the best ways to assure that we remain orthodox in belief.

9 Days for Life Novena - A Program of the USCCB
Join the U.S. Catholic bishops in nine days of prayer, penance, and pilgrimage to end abortion.

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