Saint Andrew was the very first apostle called by Jesus Christ. He is the patron saint of maidens, lace-makers & fisherman. He is, however, also the patron saint of numerous countries such as Greece, Russia, Romania, and Scotland.
His feast day is November 30th which coincides with the beginning of Advent.
This Christmas Novena is a two fold novena. It’s a meditative one in which we anticipate the birth of Jesus as well as an opportunity to ask Saint Andrew to intervene and petition our Lord for help in our lives as well as strengthening ourselves spiritually for the coming year.
The following is said 15 times a day until Christmas day. It do not have to be prayed in all one sitting. They may be broken up into increments throughout the day if you prefer such as 5 in the morning, 5 in the afternoon and 5 at night.
I always like to light a novena candle. It calms and focuses me which allows a strong spiritual connection to the saint I am praying to. As always, if you do burn a candle, take all necessary precautions you would with any burning candle.
CHRISTMAS NOVENA ~
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my petition,
[here mention your request]
through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.
Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be.
Repeat for a total of 15 recitations.