Today is the day to begin the Christmas Novena from now until December 25th. Here is the prayer:
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.
The faithful are encouraged to repeat this short, but beautiful, prayer 15 times a day.
In keeping with a tradition begun last year, I am about to put the prayer in my sidebar as an ongoing reminder. If at least fourteen others were to do this, we could remember to say the prayer when visiting each other's blogs. : ) : ) : )
Our project for today: digging out last year's Advent Cubes.