Explanation of A Roman Catholic 'Novena'

RayneBeau

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A "Novena" consists of acts of devotion, performed on 9 consecutive days, in order for Roman Catholics to obtain a particular grace of either spiritual or temporal nature. These so-called 'acts of devotion' and may consist of vocal prayers (i.e., 9 Hail Marys) followed by a "Hail, Holy Queen," (or any other prayer), or 9 "Glory be to the Father," or a fixed number of ejaculatory prayers, said while at work, etc.); reception of the holy sacraments; acts of mortification (for example to refrain from unnecessary talk, to abstain from a particular kind of food that we have a craving for, to break off sleep, and to spend this time in a pious manner, by not taking a very comfortable posture while at prayer, etc.)

A Roman Catholic may, by his own free choice, choose the acts of devotion for himself, or better still, the RC can have them determined by his spiritual director. Particular care should be taken to avoid even the least voluntary venial sin and fault.

The Roman Catholic Church teaches and proclaims the story that the first Novena was made by the Blessed Virgin and the Apostles, at the command of Jesus Christ Himself. It lasted, the RCC says, from the Ascension of Christ into Heaven, until the descent of the Holy Ghost on the feast of the Pentecost.

Moral corruption has overcome man's thoughts, so that the evil use of man's mind has become exhaustive, continual, and inescapable. In it's pseudo-wisdom, the man-made Roman Catholic Church actually refuses to know God (1 Cor. 1:21) for Satan has blinded the minds of men (2 Cor. 4:4). Roman Catholicism uses it's worldly reason, not to glorify God and advance His kingdom, but to rise up in arrogant opposition to the knowledge of God (2 Cor. 10:5).
Man unrighteously suppresses the truth in order to embrace the lie. (Romans 1:18,25)
 
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Southsider071

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Which one offers the better option for a particular grace?

The Raccolta of the RCC gives you the answers to that. The specific number of days off of a purgatorial sentence is specified for each particular prayer. Once you know how much time it takes to say a prayer, and you know the amount of time each prayer will give you, its just a matter of mathematics to figure out which prayers to say.
 

PeanutGallery

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The Raccolta of the RCC gives you the answers to that. The specific number of days off of a purgatorial sentence is specified for each particular prayer. Once you know how much time it takes to say a prayer, and you know the amount of time each prayer will give you, its just a matter of mathematics to figure out which prayers to say.
How much time do I save if I read very slowly all 187 pages of the Raccolta?
 

balshan

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A "Novena" consists of acts of devotion, performed on 9 consecutive days, in order for Roman Catholics to obtain a particular grace of either spiritual or temporal nature. These so-called 'acts of devotion' and may consist of vocal prayers (i.e., 9 Hail Marys) followed by a "Hail, Holy Queen," (or any other prayer), or 9 "Glory be to the Father," or a fixed number of ejaculatory prayers, said while at work, etc.); reception of the holy sacraments; acts of mortification (for example to refrain from unnecessary talk, to abstain from a particular kind of food that we have a craving for, to break off sleep, and to spend this time in a pious manner, by not taking a very comfortable posture while at prayer, etc.)

A Roman Catholic may, by his own free choice, choose the acts of devotion for himself, or better still, the RC can have them determined by his spiritual director. Particular care should be taken to avoid even the least voluntary venial sin and fault.

The Roman Catholic Church teaches and proclaims the story that the first Novena was made by the Blessed Virgin and the Apostles, at the command of Jesus Christ Himself. It lasted, the RCC says, from the Ascension of Christ into Heaven, until the descent of the Holy Ghost on the feast of the Pentecost.

Moral corruption has overcome man's thoughts, so that the evil use of man's mind has become exhaustive, continual, and inescapable. In it's pseudo-wisdom, the man-made Roman Catholic Church actually refuses to know God (1 Cor. 1:21) for Satan has blinded the minds of men (2 Cor. 4:4). Roman Catholicism uses it's worldly reason, not to glorify God and advance His kingdom, but to rise up in arrogant opposition to the knowledge of God (2 Cor. 10:5).
Man unrighteously suppresses the truth in order to embrace the lie. (Romans 1:18,25)
Just a waste of time.
 

JoeT

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A "Novena" consists of acts of devotion, performed on 9 consecutive days, in order for Roman Catholics to obtain a particular grace of either spiritual or temporal nature. These so-called 'acts of devotion' and may consist of vocal prayers (i.e., 9 Hail Marys) followed by a "Hail, Holy Queen," (or any other prayer), or 9 "Glory be to the Father," or a fixed number of ejaculatory prayers, said while at work, etc.); reception of the holy sacraments; acts of mortification (for example to refrain from unnecessary talk, to abstain from a particular kind of food that we have a craving for, to break off sleep, and to spend this time in a pious manner, by not taking a very comfortable posture while at prayer, etc.)

A Roman Catholic may, by his own free choice, choose the acts of devotion for himself, or better still, the RC can have them determined by his spiritual director. Particular care should be taken to avoid even the least voluntary venial sin and fault.

The Roman Catholic Church teaches and proclaims the story that the first Novena was made by the Blessed Virgin and the Apostles, at the command of Jesus Christ Himself. It lasted, the RCC says, from the Ascension of Christ into Heaven, until the descent of the Holy Ghost on the feast of the Pentecost.

Moral corruption has overcome man's thoughts, so that the evil use of man's mind has become exhaustive, continual, and inescapable. In it's pseudo-wisdom, the man-made Roman Catholic Church actually refuses to know God (1 Cor. 1:21) for Satan has blinded the minds of men (2 Cor. 4:4). Roman Catholicism uses it's worldly reason, not to glorify God and advance His kingdom, but to rise up in arrogant opposition to the knowledge of God (2 Cor. 10:5).
Man unrighteously suppresses the truth in order to embrace the lie. (Romans 1:18,25)

If this is true, "man's thoughts, so that the evil use of man's mind has become exhaustive, continual, and inescapable", then, being human, how are we to know you aren't an agent of Satan to pervert the word of God and the Holy Church?

JoeT
 

mica

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If this is true, "man's thoughts, so that the evil use of man's mind has become exhaustive, continual, and inescapable", then, being human, how are we to know you aren't an agent of Satan to pervert the word of God and the Holy Church?

JoeT
post where scripture teaches to pray to Mary...
 

JoeT

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post where scripture teaches to pray to Mary...
You didn't answer my question, instead you went on attack with an irrelevant question of your own. Answer the question, "If this is true, "man's thoughts, so that the evil use of man's mind has become exhaustive, continual, and inescapable", then, being human, how are we to know you aren't an agent of Satan to pervert the word of God and the Holy Church?"

JoeT
 

mica

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You didn't answer my question, instead you went on attack with an irrelevant question of your own. Answer the question, "If this is true, "man's thoughts, so that the evil use of man's mind has become exhaustive, continual, and inescapable", then, being human, how are we to know you aren't an agent of Satan to pervert the word of God and the Holy Church?"

JoeT
oh, you mean an 'attack' like you and other catholics always do?

if you knew scripture you'd be able to answer your own question.
 

balshan

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You didn't answer my question, instead you went on attack with an irrelevant question of your own. Answer the question, "If this is true, "man's thoughts, so that the evil use of man's mind has become exhaustive, continual, and inescapable", then, being human, how are we to know you aren't an agent of Satan to pervert the word of God and the Holy Church?"

JoeT
there was no attack at all. So you see scripture as an attack, so does Satan.
 
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