This isn’t precisely a “Novena” because it is 26 days from the Feast of St. Andrew on November 30, until Christmas Day on the 25th of December.
“Andrew” is my Confirmation name. So I am Ann Elizabeth Andrew. Andrew means “manly” and “brave”, “strong” and “courageous” in Greek. I did not know that at the time. I like to think that St. Andrew, being St. Peter’s big brother, would defend Peter in a street fight, which is definitely what this feels like.
My intention again this year will be, of course, the Matthew 17: 20 intention. The Matthew 17: 20 Intention is fourfold:
-That Antipope Bergoglio be publicly recognized as an Antipope and removed as such, and the entire Bergoglian Antipapacy be publicly nullified.
-That Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger be publicly recognized as being and having been the one and only living Vicar of Christ, uninterrupted, since April ARSH 2005.
-That Bergoglio repent, revert to Catholicism, die in a state of grace in the fullness of time, and someday achieve the Beatific Vision.
-That Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger repent of whatever he might need to repent of, die in a state of grace in the fullness of time, and someday achieve the Beatific Vision.
The prayer itself is short, but the traditional method is to say this prayer 15 times per day every day until Christmas. You could do five sets of three, three sets of five, anything to get you to fifteen per day.
Hail, and blessed be the hour and moment at which the Son of God was born of a most pure Virgin at a stable at midnight in Bethlehem in the piercing cold. At that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, to hear my prayers and grant my desires. (Mention your intentions here) Through Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother. Amen.