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Divine Mercy novena begins on Good Friday

Mar 29, 2024

By CNA Staff

The Divine Mercy novena can be said at any time of the year, but it is especially said over the... Read more

Holy Spirit stained glass in St. Peter's Basilica.

8 of the most popular novenas

Mar 9, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Novenas are a traditional form of Catholic prayer and are usually prayed for nine straight days — there are exceptions,... Read more

A sign features St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) at the 51st March for Life, Friday, Jan. 19, 2024.

It’s not too late to join this pro-life novena

Jan 19, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The nine-day novena sponsored by the USCCB began Jan. 16 and goes until Jan. 24, two days after the Day... Read more


How to pray the 300-year-old ‘Christmas novena’

Dec 15, 2023

By Katie Yoder

The nine-day prayer begins on Dec. 16 and concludes on Christmas Eve. Read more

The new “Pocket Guide to Novenas” book is written by Annie and John-Paul Deddens of

New guide to novenas aims to inspire Catholics to rediscover this traditional form of prayer

Jun 10, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

“Pocket Guide to Novenas,” published by Ascension and written by Annie and John-Paul Deddens, includes 20 novenas. Read more

Our Lady of Fatima.

Which novena to pray for Ukraine? Here are some really good ones

Mar 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Catholics worldwide are eager to join in this special time of prayer for peace in Ukraine. But many are asking:... Read more

Bishop James D. Conley delivers the homily on Sept. 29, 2012 for the beginng of the EWTN Novena to the Mother of God.

EWTN novena begins with homily on spiritual aspect of religious freedom fight

Oct 2, 2012

Bishop-designate James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb. began a novena to the Virgin Mary for religious freedom in the U.S.... Read more