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  • n  a Roman Catholic devotion consisting of prayers on nine consecutive days

  • To Roman Catholics a novena is an act of faith which is performed by saying nine prayers or series of prayers, usually in hope of gaining special material or spiritual rewards.
  • Last winter Father Keane's novena began getting publicity when 16,500 people attended it every Friday, each making nine devotions in succession to the Virgin, in hope of spiritual .
  • It must be one of the few places in the world since the end of the Second Vatican Council where a Wednesday night novena can snarl traffic for miles around.

  • Richard J Codey in Tri-Town News
    We're no different than a whole host of states out there,Codey told the Times in a stunningly cynical and cavalier statement. "When I was governor we used to say a weekly novena that the stock market would go up and increase the fund's...
  • Corazon Aquino in ABS CBN News
    I wish to thank everyone who attended the novena mass today and those who continue to pray for my mother's healing,Sen. Aquino said.

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