This Novena of Grace website was created by Gardiner Street Parish for the 300th successive year of the Novena in Dublin (March 4th-12th 2012). The Preacher was Fr Paul Coutinho SJ, a Jesuit from Mumbai, India, and St. Louis, US. The site provides a range of resources for each of the nine days (see “Recent Posts” menu to the right of this page).
The Novena was a wonderful occasion – prayerful, provocative, meditative and consoling. Large crowds came to each of the four daily sessions, and this community of prayer was expanded through the participation of many more via this online resource. A perpetual light burns at the shrine of St Francis Xavier in our church for the petitions and prayers of everyone who took part (online and in-church!).
For each of the nine days the website provides the scripture, excerpts from Fr Paul’s homily, the Novena prayer and a reflective meditation in the Ignatian tradition led by Fr Donal Neary SJ (PP Gardiner Street Parish).
While the 2012 Novena is over now, we will keep this site live through the year so feel free to return here as you wish to use these resources. You can connect in to any of the nine days on the menu to the right of this page.
And then March 4th-12th 2013, we’ll do it all again!
Blessings from Gardiner Street, Dublin.