A Novena of Activities in Remembrance of Pope John Paul II
With Prayers for the Repose of His Soul
April 3 to 11, 2005
A novena (from the Latin "novem") consists of nine days of devotions celebrated to obtain special graces. The number "9" derives from the Judeo-Christian tradition and its biblical association with suffering, grief, and imperfection.
Such devotions should not be considered superstitious. Rather, they are practiced as a way of directing the attention of the faithful to an intense and focused period of prayer for a particular intention.
Through the collaborative efforts of the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture and the Office of Campus Ministry, we offer to the university community this multi-faceted novena celebrating the life and legacy of Pope John Paul II. Each day's remembrance will conclude with a period of Eucharistic adoration, followed by special prayers that focus on the significant aspects of the role of the Roman Pontiff.
Unless otherwise noted, all events during the novena are open to the entire campus community (faculty, administration, staff and students). For more information, contact the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture at ext. 1244. We encourage your participation and invite everyone on campus to pray in joyous gratitude for the ministry of Pope John Paul II and in humble supplication for the election of his successor.
Press Release: The Novemdiales, A Novena of Activities in Remembrance of Pope John Paul II, April 3 to 11, 2005 | Posted on: 4/4/2005
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu