Novena in Preparation for the Feast of the Stigmata of Saint Francis
Two years before his death, Saint Francis received the stigmata (the wounds of Christ) in his hands, feet and side. So earnestly had Francis striven to imitate Christ that this great gift was given to him as a testimony of his faithfulness. This novena of the Five Sundays before the Feast of the Stigmata of Saint Francis on September 17th, is a devotional prayer prayed by many Franciscans throughout the world. As we join in this novena we immerse ourselves in the love of Jesus Crucified and pray that we might find healing, strength and renewal for ourselves and loved ones.
First Sunday of Novena August 13th
|Second Sunday of Novena August 20th|
|Third Sunday of Novena August 27th|
|Fourth Sunday of Novena September 3rd|
|Fifth Sunday of Novena September 10th|