The challenge is on. Write a post each day in April (minus Sundays) using the letters of the alphabet as your guide.
The theme I have chosen is "Why I Love Being Catholic".
Definition: Nine days of private or public devotion for special intentions and petitions. The praying of the novena draws its origin from the practice of the disciples who prayed in the upper room for the nine days between the Ascension of the Lord and the arrival of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
Bible: Before the Ascension .....Acts 1:4 ...he told them not to leave Jerusalem: "Wait, rather, for the fulfillment of my Father's promise of which you have heard me speak."
The persistence of Christ's followers and His mother to wait for the
promise ended in fulfillment. On the Feast of Pentecost, tongues of
fire appeared on each of their heads declaring the coming of the Holy
Spirit. Whenever we undertake a novena of prayer, we are declaring that same
supreme desire to wait for the promise, persevering with confidence
until the end.(Catholic.org)
Personal: I've started many novenas. I'm not sure I've ever finished one.
This A-Z Challenge is challenging in more ways than one.
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