The Christmas Novena

It’s November 30th again – one of my favorite days of the year. In high school, my Mimi gave me a framed prayer that my great Grandmother had written. It was for the Saint Andrew’s Christmas Novena. 

The novena is to pray the prayer 15 times a day from November 30th until Christmas to receive a little gift from baby Jesus. 

I made a wallpaper, which you can download here so that you can have it on your phone for when you’re standing in line at the grocery store or going to the bathroom. 

In 2013, I was praying it about my job situation. I just didn’t know what to do with my life. At the end of it, I texted a friend that I was going to be a calligrapher. He laughed at me. I still didn’t know how to do calligraphy or really what a calligrapher did.

I still call myself a calligrapher even though that's not what I do primarily anymore. That’s my Saint Andrew’s miracle. 

You can also purchase the design as an 8x10 print to hang in your home or prayer corner.  

Pray Saint Andrew’s Christmas Novena with us

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, I beseech Thee, 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.


Photo by Hannah Hoggatt

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I love this so much! My husband and I will be praying it along with so many others because of your generosity of spirit. Thank you so so much for giving us this gift!

Michele Ryan

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