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  1. angelo caramoan

    meron po ba novena prayer booklet for st. andrew??? if meron san po pwede makaavail ng novena prayer to st. andrew?..

  2. […] Friday is the feast of St Andrew the Apostle. His feast is used to determine the beginning of the Advent Season. The Church’s instruction says, “Advent is a period beginning with the Sunday nearest to the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle (30 November) and embracing four Sundays.” That means that the First Sunday of Advent can fall as early as November 27 or as late as December 3. St. Andrew was in the first group of disciples who went to see where Jesus lived after hHe was baptized. Andrew ran to tell his brother, Simon (who would be called Peter) saying, “We have found the Messiah” (Jn 1:40). The Messiah – the long anticipated Savior that the Jewish nation had been waiting for over the centuries! There is a lovely prayer that many say beginning on the feast of St. Andrew to help to prepare for the Birth of Jesus, “Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.” Here is a link to learn a bit more about it: http://thepracticingcatholic.com/2011/11/30/saint-andrew-christmas-novena/. […]

  3. David Murphy

    My mother taught me this wonderful prayer about fifty five years ago. It truly represents what the meaning of Christmas is about.

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