What is the Saint Andrew Christmas Novena?
St. Andrew Christmas Novena
The Saint Andrew Christmas Novena prayer, also known simply as the Christmas Novena, gets its name from the prayer beginning on the feast of Saint Andrew (November 30) and concluding on Christmas. It is believed to be over 100 years old, and is traditionally prayed 15 times every day, though not necessarily all at once. It may be broken up to be prayed throughout the day, such as five prayers in the morning, afternoon, and evening.
It is a simple and beautiful Advent prayer of preparation and petition by opening our hearts to both seek and to receive the Christ Child, and the salvation He brings on that cold, silent night, while asking God, with humble confidence, to grant our deepest longings.
The prayer itself is directed toward God (not Saint Andrew) and zeros in on that sacred moment when Christ, through His Blessed Mother, entered human history, and we were forever changed. The Word became Flesh and dwelt among us! During the ever increasing noise and distractions of the Advent season, let this prayer help keep our minds and hearts fixed on Jesus, so as to be more ready to receive Him on Christmas Day, and when He comes again. Read a more detailed explanation of this novena here.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel!
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Saint Andrew Christmas Novena Prayer Card
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Beautifully printed sturdy prayer cards on a soft touch matte surface, a joy to hold, in a convenient wallet size (2x3.5"), with the prayer and meditation image on the front side, and a description of when and how to pray the novena on the reverse.
Sharing a prayer card is a perfect way to introduce this novena to friends, prayer groups, or parishes. If you are a parish and would like to order bulk quantities over 250, send me an email for a discount code.
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Saint Andrew Christmas Novena Prayer Beads Bracelet 8mm Czech Fire-Polished Rosebud Deep Violet -3 Sections
8mm Czech Fire-Polished Rosebud Bead Bracelet with Madonna and Child Sterling Silver Medal.
Lovely deep violet Czech fire-polished rosebud beads perfect for Advent divided in three sections of 5 beads (convenient for those who like to break up the prayers said everyday, one set for morning, noon, and night).
The rosebud is symbolic both for Our Lady of Guadalupe's feast on Dec 12th (for the miraculous rose she gave Juan Diego) and for the beautiful Advent hymn "Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming". Madonna and Child Medal is solid sterling silver perfect for mediating on the image of Our Lady holding the Infant Jesus at midnight in the piercing cold.
Bracelet is strung on a stretch chord, (knot is glued and hidden in bail for extra security).
Size is approximately 6 3/4" in diameter.
Each bracelet comes sealed in a zip lock bag with an anti-tarnish tab.
Free gift: Beautiful prayer card and violet drawstring pouch for easy storing (and finding) for next year!
Bonus: Mini Sunshine Polishing Cloth for brightening your silver medal each year!
Hand strung in USA
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St. Lucy Christmas Wheat Growing Kit
“Advent is the season of the seed” ~Caryll Houselander
Read about this beautiful Advent devotion from my blog post.
Your kit comes ready with all you'll need to grow your own Christmas wheat! You'll just need to add water.
Kit Contents Include:
- One bag of hard winter wheat seeds (1Tbsp)
- One plastic cup (4oz) filled with potting soil
- Info sheet with a mediation on Christmas Wheat and step by step growing instructions
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