ChristmasNovena.com was born out of love for the Saint Andrew Christmas Novena.
If you've ever prayed this beautiful novena, (that lasts the entirety of the Advent Season and not just your typical nine days), you'll know the feeling of wishing you had that extra third hand to count off 15 prayers.
After years of struggling to find something to count off with, and not finding any beads to buy, I created my own first set of dedicated Christmas Novena prayer beads. The following year I created a few more and gave them away as gifts.
After realizing there was a need not only for these beads, but for the beautiful prayer and focus this novena brings to the Advent season, I decided that spreading this devotion is my way of helping people slow down and refocus in preparation for experiencing the birth of Our Savior more deeply.
If you are new to this novena, or have been praying it for years, please join me in sharing this prayer, and the beads that help with keeping count! ;-)
The Saint Andrew Christmas Novena begins on the feast of Saint Andrew (November 30) and is prayed until Christmas, 15 times a day.
The Saint 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, [here mention your request] through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.