Starts: November 30th
Feastday: December 25th

👉 Pray with the Pray Catholic Novena app 👈


The St. Andrew Christmas novena is traditionally recited 15 times per day starting on November 30th and going through Christmas Day on December 25th.

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St. Andrew Christmas Novena

Since this novena is prayed during Advent, it perfectly helps us to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ as Christmas, one of the main purposes of the Advent season.

One tip with this novena: if you have scrupulosity trying to pray the novena exactly 15 times per day, simply pray it every time it comes into your mind during each day.

(Currently our app only supports nine-day novenas, so by popular demand we are adding in this novena starting at nine days before Christmas, but hope to support novenas of differing lengths soon.)

Introduction prayer

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment In which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires, (here mention your request), through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.

Pray the novena easily via your smart phone with daily reminders so you never forget to pray using the Pray Catholic Novena app!