Listen to God's voice at the foot of the crucifix." ~St. Gaspar del Bufaro~

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Advent Novena

Our first candle is lit!
It's a week of Advent Hope as the first week's theme directs our path...

In honor of Advent Hope, I am offering my prayers through this Novena to the Immaculate Conception for all of my friends and the many precious bloggers out there who are expecting new babies, both natural and adopted.  (You know who you are:)  Babies bring hope and light to the world.  How can they not, if God sent His only Son to the world as a baby?

I am also offering up the intentions of a few friends who have special Crosses to bear at this time.  In addition, I am including military soldiers who are deployed and their families who are separated.
Why pray a novena?
A novena reminds me of our journey through Advent and through our spiritual life as well. 
"Whenever we undertake a novena of prayer, we are declaring that same supreme desire to wait for the promise, persevering with confidence until the end."

Be sure to visit Lena at JOYfilled Family to print the Christmas Novena that begins tomorrow (November 30), on the Feast of St. Andrew.  She is so graciously offering beautiful prayer cards to print freely.  Thank you, Lena!
May you receive many special Advent graces from novena prayers offered and received!

If you are looking for Advent ideas and traditions, see this previous post:)


  1. Thank you for posting Tiffany this beautiful reminder. I will be joining too! =) God bless you!

  2. Beautiful Tiffany, thank you so much!!

  3. I love when that first candle is lit. It signals a new season of hope and joy!! I'm joining in this Novena too, Tiffany. How generous of you to offer your novena for those you've mentioned. May God bless your Advent.

  4. We're doing it. Thanks for the heads up. Your Advent wreath is beautiful!! Did you make it? I know your crafty like that ;)

  5. Thanks for this post, Tiffany! I love the idea of a Novena to the Immaculate Conception! Advent blessings to you and your family!

  6. Love your Advent wreath! Praying this novena with you! May you have a blessed Advent! :)

  7. Thank you so much for being such a prayerful woman and including those you don't even know. I have to tell you that I had been contemplating specifically requesting your prayers for friends of mine. They are going through a very difficult time. Much suffering. And they are asking "Where is God?" After one conversation, I wished that I had you at my side to speak about that love of God that does not leave us even in great trial. They see that I have not suffered in the specific way that they are suffering and I think they blow me off interiorly. I would love if you could offer a prayer for them.

  8. How exciting to be joining together in prayer! @Jen~I put the Advent together but did not "make" it myself:) It's just a gold candle ring inserted into a door wreath that I picked up somewhere. @Melody~ I am honored to pray for your friends. Those who suffer deeply have a special place in my heart. Consider them included in my novena!

  9. I'm joining in on this novena too! We've been saying it after daily mass.


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