Friday, 12 February 2016

Handbook of Novenas to the Saints

Glyn MacNiven-Johnston and Raymond Edwards, Handbook of Novenas to the Saints: Praying for Needs and Graces, 2010 Catholic Truth Society

This booklet from the Catholic Truth Society is a nice collection of novenas to saints that covers most of the Christian year. It includes a broad range of saints from Saint Thomas Aquinas to Saint Josephine Bakhita. It does not include any novenas to Our Lady.

The American publication, Treasury of Novenas contains long novenas to be repeated over nine days. However, this booklet uses a different format, with nine short prayers to say over nine days. Each one reflects on a different aspect of the saint's life.

CTS have done a good job of presenting this aspect of traditional Catholic devotion here.

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