A Novena from the Redemptorists
The Redemptorists are known for their devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help, and particularly for their weekly Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help held at all Redemptorist parishes.
This issue of Hope magazine offers you a wonderful Redemptorist Novena as you prepare for the Advent season. This traditional Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help is used throughout the world. We hope it will deepen your prayer life!
Novena in Honor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help
The tradition of novenas to Our Mother of Perpetual Help has a long history in the United States dating back to the 19th Century. In 1916 Fr. Andrew Browne decided to revive this older Novena practice at St. Alphonsus Church in St. Louis. That year he preached the first of the Rock’s Perpetual Help Solemn Novenas during the nine days preceding the feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Yearly from that time on, the novena has been held, making itself firmly a part of the religious fabric of the city of St. Louis.
Those early devotions are credited with catapulting The Redemptorists toward fulfillment of Pope Pius IX’s mandate to “Make [Our Mother of Perpetual Help] know throughout the world.” This is the traditional Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help prayed for over 100 years by the Redemptorists every Tuesday at churches throughout the World.
Please download this free Novena to enhance your prayer life in preparation for Advent and Christmas. Also please consider a donation to the Redemptorists, keepers of the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.