Christ the King Novena – 2014

Christ the King NovenaWe are very excited to announce the next novena!

It is the perfect novena to pray as we end this liturgical year and begin the next one.

This novena will give us an opportunity to re-order our lives, our hearts and our minds to our Lord.

It’s kind of like a novena for new (Liturgical) year’s resolutions!

It’s the Christ the King Novena!

Pope Piux XI created this feast day in 1925 in response to the fact that the world was becoming increasingly nationalistic and secular.

The Christ the King feast day is to help us remember that our allegiance to Christ is above any allegiance to government.

We will pray that we will be able to place God above all things in all aspects of our lives, and that He will reign supreme in our minds, hearts, and bodies.

We all want to be saints, and the first step is putting Him first!

We will start praying this Friday, November 14th!

Your friends & family can sign up to join us in prayer here:

Answered Prayers from the St. Jude Novena – 2014

We loved praying the St. Jude Novena! Thank you for joining us in prayer!

Please post your answered prayers below!

St Jude Novena

Unanswered Prayers

unansweredprayersAt the end of each novena, we share some of the answered prayers that happened during the novena.

It has been really inspiring to hear about these answered prayers & how God is working through these novenas.

It is such an incredible reminder of the power of prayer — that God is listening and He is working in our lives!

You can read through hundreds of answered prayers from past novenas here:

Answered Prayers from the St. Therese of Lisieux Novena – 2014

Answered Prayers from the Novena for Marriage & Families – 2014

Answered Prayers from the St. Anne Novena – 2014

Answered Prayers from the Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena – 2014

However, for every answered prayer we share, we know there are at least as many unanswered prayers — if not more; and we know that unanswered prayers can be discouraging.

But we don’t want you to lose hope, or to stop praying.

In fact, many of the Saints that we ask for intercession are great examples that we should persist in our prayers, and keep our faith strong. St. Monica, for example, prayed for nearly two decades before her prayers were completely answered.

Now, if you have had some prayers go seemingly unanswered (you’re not alone), and you’ve been asking yourself, “Should I just stop praying?” — here’s a post I wrote that may be able to help:

Unanswered Prayers

Thank you for joining us in prayer!

We are praying for you.

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This Saint does the Impossible! The Next Novena!

St Jude NovenaOur next novena is to a saint who does the impossible.

In fact, that’s what he’s known for… answering impossible prayers!

He’s the patron of hopeless, lost and impossible causes…

He is Saint Jude!

The St. Jude Novena is also one of THE most popular novenas of all. Why?

Well, I think it’s because he does the impossible!

Your friends & family can sign up to join us in prayer here:

We’re very hopeful God will hear & answer many prayers during this St. Jude Novena!

But if your prayer isn’t answered, don’t give up… Here’s a good reflection on Unanswered Prayers, from Annie over at Catholic Wife, Catholic Life!

Answered Prayers from the St. Therese of Lisieux Novena – 2014

We had a great time praying the St. Therese of Lisieux Novena! Thank you for joining us in prayer!St.-Therese-web

Please post your answered prayers below!

Here’s one we already received:

“I just had to share this with you… I remember an e-mail from you before the novena began saying to “look for roses”. I wasn’t quite sure where I would see roses at this time of year but I could not stop thinking about roses.

Well, today my neighbor knocked on my door and handed me a bouquet with three roses. I was so stunned I could not even speak. She asked why I looked so stunned and I explained the novena to her…

I pray so hard every day for my son who is a recovering drug addict. I knew God listened to my prayers but this was a true sign that He and St Therese heard my prayers…”

– Karen

If your prayers have been answered, big or small, please share with us below, so that we can praise God together!