Holy Apostle St. Andrew

Happy feast of St. Andrew the Apostle!

Today begins the traditional St. Andrew novena which is prayed until Christmas. Here is the prayer:

Hail, and blessed be the hour and moment at which the Son of God was born of a most pure Virgin at a stable at midnight in Bethlehem in the piercing cold. At that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, to hear my prayers and grant my desires.

(Mention your intentions here)

Through Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother.


(To be prayed fifteen times each day of the novena)

Picture: Fifth century mosaic of Saint Andrew located at St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome