Prepare for the Feast of St Augustine with this specially-written novena.
Consisting of prayers, psalms, and excerpts from the historical accounts of St Augustine, the novena is a nine-day spiritual preparation for the Feast of St Augustine. Each day there is a short meditation on St Augustine and his legacy, giving honour and glory to God.
What is a novena?
A novena is a series of nine prayers, usually prayed on nine successive days. They can take several forms, and are often in anticipation of a feast. In the Bible, the Apostles waited for nine days from Jesus’ Ascension until the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost “persevering with one mind in prayer” (Acts 1:14).
The prayers are in preparation for the upcoming feast, and in honour of St Augustine, giving glory to God.
The prayers will be prayed at the Shrine of St Augustine from 18th May to 26th May after each Mass (12 noon each day, plus 8.30am on Sundays), and after each Mass at the parish church of St Ethelbert on Hereson Road.
You can join the prayer, especially if you are too far away to attend these prayers in the churches, by downloading the novena here.