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Happy Feast of St. Andrew!

We love today's Feast.  Not only do we have our own little Andrew, but today is the start of the St. Andrew Christmas Novena.

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.

(It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew (30th November) until Christmas will obtain what is asked.)

+MICHAEL AUGUSTINE, Archbishop of New York
New York, February 6, 1897

Last night we all made our chaplets for the Novena.  And this morning we had them blessed after mass.  We then enjoyed Feast Day donuts and prayed the Novena together! 

And if you want a BEAUTIFUL St Andrew Novena Prayer card, go to JOYfilled Family! She made a great one! 



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