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Edited by William G. Storey. 269 pg. Imitation Leather

Novenas are nine days of concentrated prayer, modeled on the nine days that Mary and the apostles prayed in the upper room between Jesus’ Ascension and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Catholics have prayed them for centuries. Now, novenas are undergoing a surge of renewed popularity as Catholics reclaim their devotional heritage. Compiled and edited by William G. Storey—author of best-selling prayer books and one of the world’s authorities on Catholic devotional prayer—it is the first novena prayer book of its kind.

Storey has collected and edited forty novenas as well as shorter prayers in updated form and in modern English. They include novenas of intercession for special needs, novenas to saints, and novenas to Mary, to God the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Of particular note are newly deigned novenas to modern holy people — Pope John XXIII, Mother Teresa, Archbishop Oscar Romero, and others.

William G. Storey is professor emeritus of Liturgy and Church History at the University of Notre Dame. He has compiled, translated, and edited many books of prayer, including Prayers of Christian Consolation, A Prayer Book of Catholic Devotions, A Beginner's Book of Prayer and The Complete Rosary. He currently resides in South Bend, Indiana.
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