Novena 9-Day Prayer

Novena for Religious Freedom

A novena is a traditional form of prayer which takes place over a period of nine days (the number of days which Mary and the Apostles spent in prayer between the Ascension and Pentecost). To participate in this novena, spend some time during each of the nine days using the daily prayers, reflections, and the Novena Prayer printed below.

This novena was compiled and written by Dave Cushing and Father Jerry Kopacek, 2012, and was reprinted with special permission from the Catholic Parishes in Waterloo, Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa.