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Immaculate Conception Novena

Tags: Our Lady, novena, Josemaria Escriva
This picture belonged to St Josemaria’s mother. The family name for it was “Our Lady with the well-combed Child”.
This picture belonged to St Josemaria’s mother. The family name for it was “Our Lady with the well-combed Child”.
A new download offers a selection of passages from St Josemaria’s writings, arranged in nine sections, for the nine days leading up to the feast of the Immaculate Conception of our Lady on December 8. Each day ends with a short prayer addressed by St Josemaria directly to our Heavenly Mother.

Download the Immaculate Conception Novena with passages by St Josemaria in pdf, epub, and kindle.

Custom
The Immaculate Conception Novena is a custom that grew up in the Church as a way of preparing for the great Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on December 8. St Josemaria recommended his children in Opus Dei to do the novena personally in whatever way they thought best. Naturally, this includes a greater effort to keep up a constant conversation with our Lady, putting loving care into our prayer, mortification and ordinary work. It also means helping our family members, friends and acquaintances come closer to Jesus Christ through our Mother Mary. “We always go to God, and return to him, through Mary” (St. Josemaria,The Way, 495).