novena definition

  • noun:
    • Roman Catholic Church A recitation of prayers and devotions for a particular purpose during nine successive days.
    • A recitation of prayers and devotions for nine consecutive days, specifically one to a saint to ask with their intercession
    • inside Roman Catholic Church, a devotion consisting of prayers said during nine consecutive days, for the intended purpose of getting, through the intercession associated with Virgin or associated with particular saint to whom the prayers are addressed, some kind of special true blessing or mercy. Also called by the French title neuvaine.
    • a Roman Catholic commitment composed of prayers on nine successive days

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