Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Birthday Wishes vs. Birthday Novenas

Awesome idea that was passed on to me: 84,000 Novenas for the Pope’s 84th Birthday!

Pope Benedict XVI is celebrating his birthday on April 16th and I’m passing on the word to help to get 84,000 people to pray a novena for the Pope’s 84th birthday.

A novena is just saying one prayer a day for nine days; very simple prayer exercise. I just prayed my first one a couple weeks ago.

Starting this Friday, on April 8th, we pray for nine days leading up to and ending on the Papa B.’s birthday. The Pope prays for us everyday, so isn't this a nice gift? Of all people, the Vicar of Christ definitely needs prayers to help him persevere in leading the Church, defending Truth. He is positively an amazing man, intellectual and spiritual leader, and we Catholics are so blessed to have him as our pope.

The movement is asking for help: 84,000 Novenas is a lot! In addition to praying along with us, you can:

Sign up here!

Join the facebook event and invite your friends!

Post it on your website/ blog! (avec moi!)

Email your friends and family and get them praying too!

Recipient of your prayers:

Aww, and he's so cute too!

I know this will make Pope Benedict XVI very happy to know we are all praying for him, and to know how happily we do so. I'd love for y'all to join us and help us get the word out more!


  1. I'm doing this too! Very excited!

  2. Already got it posted! I'm ready and rarin' to go!