How to say a novena

The word novena is Latin for nine. A novena is a prayer or good work which is said for nine days in a row. There are also various kinds of emergency novenas e.g. The Mother Teresa Emergency Novena. In an emergency say the Memorare prayer nine times in a row. Blessed Teresa of Calcutta said this novena whenever she needed a favour. Sometimes it brought about fast dramatic results.

The Eight Hour Novena to The Holy Infant Jesus of Prague is said at approximately the same time every hour until the novena is finished. (The prayer is said nine times during the eight hours.)

Information on the history of the devotion of the Nine Tuesdays Novena in honour of Saint Anthony is located at:

The 54 Day Rosary Novena: In this novena the Rosary is said for 54 consecutive days  i.e. 3 novenas in petition (27 days) and 3 novenas in thanksgiving (27 days). The 54 day Rosary Novena was revealed by Our Lady herself.

All of these novenas receive marvelous results. If you choose any of them, please also pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory and help them, and ask them to obtain the favours that you need. Saint Catherine of Bologna assured her sisters that: she obtained many favours by the prayers of the Holy Souls in Purgatory, which she had asked for in vain, through the intercession of the saints. Saint Theresa affirms that she always obtained the favours which she asked from God, through the intercession of the Poor Souls.

The following link has accounts of favours granted through the intercession of the Holy Souls in Purgatory for their benefactors and ways in which we can help the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

It is important when making a novena to be in a state of grace, to have faith that God will help you, and to persevere in the prayer. It is recommended that you give a donation to a charitable organisation: such as the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.

The Memorare
Remember O most loving Virgin Mary that never was it known in any age that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession was left unaided, inspired by this confidence, therefore I fly to thee O Virgin of Virgins my Mother, to you do I come, before you I stand sinful and sorrowful, do not O Mother of the Word Incarnate despise my prayers but in thy mercy graciously hear and answer them.  Amen.


15 Responses to “How to say a novena”

  1. Sandy Says:

    I will begin a Novena for you. Sandy

  2. brendakaren Says:

    Thank you so much.

  3. Sandy Says:

    Hello and how are you doing tonight or day maybe for you?
    God has finally given us rain a whole 3 inches, I feel so blessed. Just letting you know am thinking of you and am
    waiting for your next wonderful post. God Bless, Sandy

  4. brendakaren Says:

    As you probably know Australia is very drought prone. Praying for rain is always high on the agenda. It is always such a relief when rain falls and starts filling up the dams and the prayer is answered. I am so happy that you have had good rain and will pray that you get more.

  5. Alfredo vasquez Says:

    June 2 final date for divorce that my wife dismiss The divorce and heal her Heart

  6. G Says:

    Thank you Mother Theresa you granted my emergency prayer right on time. I can’t thank you enough. Thank you Jesus. Love you now are forever

  7. Amh Says:

    Thank you Mother Teresa for favours received and hoping to recieve .Amen

  8. Amh Says:

    I am praying for a happy outcome for this relationship . I beg of you Mother Teresa please pray if it’s the will of god it will work for us . Amen. thank you in advance for favours hoping to recieve . Amen

  9. Amh Says:

    Please pray for me mother Teresa my heart is breaking. He wants to break up . Please keep him in my life . Amen

  10. Miriam window Says:

    Help me in praying for my transfer to be quick at work

  11. Keyshia Says:

    I would like every one to know that the mother Teresa novena is really powerful, I advi each and all to pray it dearly!! It will bring you wonders, I started the night before, this morning an answer came to one of my petition… !!! This prayer really is powerful.. Thank you mother Teresa for the emergency novena!!

  12. Jane Says:

    Tank u so much mother teresa

  13. Sharon Says:

    Thank you Mother Teresa for answering my prayers in advance. So much is weighing on my heart, but I know that God will provide. Thank you again

  14. Pushpa Padayichie Says:

    Please pray for me especially my son who had temperament issues.
    Pleas pray too for The well being For my family & I
    My husband passed on last November 2019
    It seems that we are battling terribly I ask for assistance in prayers whereby peace & happiness will prevail
    I pray the holy Mother Teresa’s Novena 3 times daily I noticed a considerable change

    Please let me know if I can email you personally
    Thank you ever so much

  15. Mirembe Cathy Nakiwala Says:

    Thank you mother threza, my prayers to you are always granted.

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