A novena means nine days of public or private prayer for some special occasion of intention. Its origin goes back to the nine days that the disciples and Mary spent together in prayer between Ascension and Pentecost Sunday. Over the centuries many novenas have been highly indulgenced by the Church.
The purpose of this collection of novenas is not only to provide prayers to obtain favors from God but also to encourage people to pray frequently because prayer, after the Sacraments, is the richest source of God's grace.
This book includes the following nine day novenas to Our Lady organized and laid out according to the feast days that they correspond to. Mary the Mother of God, Our Lady of Perpetual help, Our Lady of Lourdes and Bernadette, The Immaculate heart of Mary, The Assumption of Mary, The Mother of Sorrows, Rosary Novena, The Immaculate Conception, The Miraculous Medal, Our Lady of Guadalupe.