What's a Novena?

21/04/2017 10:50 am

Young people praying holding up smartphone flashlights

A novena is nine days of prayer that usually encourages us to pray for a particular intention as we prepare for a feast day.

Praying for an intention, particularly praying for other people, is known as the prayer of intercession. It's a form of prayer that takes us beyond ourselves as we ask our loving Father to bless someone else.

As Pope Francis says:

"We can say that God’s heart is touched by our intercession, yet in reality he is always there first. What our intercession achieves is that his power, his love and his faithfulness are shown ever more clearly in the midst of the people.’

Evangelii Gaudium 283


We have produced a booklet to help you take part whenever and wherever you would like to pray the novena.

To buy copies of the Pentecost novena please visit the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ online shop. There are discounts available for bulk orders.

Pentecost Novena 819.39 kB


Pentecost Novena

TKC-pentecost-novena-v3a.pdf 819.39 kB

Download this useful PDF booklet to help you pray the Pentecost Novena with us.