The North East dioceses of Hexham and Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Leeds, Hallam and Nottingham invite you to join us in a Novena to St Francis from Saturday 26th September to Sunday 4th October (Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi).
What is the Novena to St Francis?
The Novena to St Francis is nine brief reflections asking St Francis of Assisi to pray for us and our world, based on his beautiful Canticle of the Sun. Find out more here.
We are coming to the end of The Season of Creation, a time to renew our relationships with God our Creator and with all creation, as we come together in prayer. We give thanks for all that God has made, repent for the damage that we have caused and commit ourselves to take action to protect the earth, Our Common Home. This year in particular, we pray for our brothers and sisters overseas, as they try to navigate through the coronavirus pandemic without the resources that we have.
How to do the Novena to St Francis with us
- Choose a suitable time of day from 26th September to 4 October. We will be doing 9am and 7pm but you can choose a time that suits you!
- Each day at your chosen time, head to our blog and see the ‘Novena 2020’ tab. You can access the blog here.
- You will find the relevant day’s video and reflection. Each video is less than a minute long, so do not hesitate to put the video on pause to reflect on what you have just heard and add your own penitential prayer.
- Let us know you were with us! Send us a tweet, post in our Facebook page or send us an email letting us know what the Novena means to you. We will share our own and your reflections on our blog.