30 November 2006

St. Andrew's Day

A blessed St. Andrew's Day to you all! May God especially bless a particular Andrew of my acquaintance whose first-born came into the world this week, and his wife whose birthday is today.

And also, may God bless Scotland and Russia! Russia, especially, needs our prayers.

Don't forget to start your St. Andrew's novena today:

"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 O my God to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen."

(It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew (30th November) until Christmas will obtain what is asked.)

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