Holy Family Novena

God chose to come into world as a child in a family. By meditating on the Holy Family, may we learn what holiness looks like for our families during both joyful and sorrowful times.

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Why pray the Holy Family Novena?

The feast of the Holy Family is celebrated on the first Sunday after Christmas or if Christmas falls on a Sunday, then it's observed on December 30th instead but you can pray the Holy Family Novena for any reason that you want, so go ahead and start praying!

The Holy Family consists of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus. They serve as a holy example for our families and us. As Blessed Pope Paul VI said, we meditate on the Holy Family that it may “teach us what family life is, it's communion of love, it's austere and simple beauty, and it's sacred and inviolable character.” 

In this novena, we will reflect on different aspects of the members of the Holy Family and different events that took place in their lives to help our families and us grow in holiness.

About the Holy Family

Mary was betrothed to Joseph before the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to announce that she would conceive the Son of God. When Joseph found out, he decided that he would divorce her quietly, but an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream and told him to trust Mary. 

Mary joined Joseph when he traveled to his hometown, Bethlehem, for the census. It was there that Mary gave birth to Jesus.

God chose to come into world as a child in a family. Like most families, His family shared very real joys and sorrows. By meditating on the Holy Family, may we learn what holiness looks like for our families during both joyful and sorrowful times.

Program

🙏  Day 1 - Devotion to the Holy Family. 

🙏  Day 2 - The Holy Family Does God's Will. 

🙏  Day 3 - The Holy Family - Model of Prayerfulness.

🙏  Day 4 - The Holy Family - Model of Humility.

🙏  Day 5 - The Holy Family - Model of Purity.

🙏  Day 6 - The Holy Family – Model of Love.

🙏  Day 7 - The Holy Family Teaches Us to Work.

🙏  Day 8 - The Holy Family Teaches Us Trust in God.

🙏  Day 9 - The Holy Family Teaches Us Interior Peace.


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Prayer from the novena

Prayer to the Holy Family

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love; to you we turn with trust. Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic churches. Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division; may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing. Holy Family of Nazareth, make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God's plan. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Graciously hear our prayer.

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