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“When we pray to the Angels, Saints or the Blessed Virgin Mary, they take our prayers and present them to God our Father Almighty with their own praises. They are happy to help us; they celebrate when we pray through them to God”.
Novenas generally consist of a single daily prayer to Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Saint or the Angels. The prayer is repeated for nine consecutive days. Often the Novena is planned so that the tenth day coincides with the Saints Feast Day or another liturgical event E.g. Easter, All Souls or Christmas. The many Novenas in existence may be loosely placed into one of four categories. Mourning E.g. the death of a loved one, Preparation E.g. Easter Sunday, Petition E.g. seeking recovery from an illness, and Penance E.g. asking for the forgiveness of