a devotion consisting of nine separate days of prayers or services.
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How to use novena in a sentence
The novena commenced on Sunday evening, the 8th of November.
This gift was followed by a request that a novena be made to the saint, Father Vianney promising to pray also.
At the conclusion of the novena he was able to speak without further trouble.
On this first day of the novena we shall consider the faith of this holy man.
As her husband was willing that she should pray the novena, Clara began the next day her fervent devotions to the Virgin Mary.Filipino Popular Tales | Dean S. Fansler
British Dictionary definitions for novena
RC Church a devotion consisting of prayers or services on nine consecutive days
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