What is a novena? A video series leading up to the feast day of St. Cloud


As the feast day of the patron saint of the Diocese of St. Cloud approaches Sept. 7, Catholics around the diocese are invited to learn more about the prince who was forced into a life of solitude because of his uncles’ plot to kill him, all while growing in grace and wisdom.

Through a series of daily videos leading up to the feast day, people from around the diocese will read about the life of St. Cloud using story, Scripture, prayer and reflection excerpted from selections of the novena composed by Msgrs. Camille Thiebaut and Michael Kremer in the 1920s.

Timothy Johnston, diocesan director of the Office of Worship.

Director of the diocesan Office of Worship, Timothy Johnston, explains in today’s video what a novena is and why novenas are a rich and historic form of prayer in the life of the church.

Viewers are encouraged to pray along with the next nine videos in the series. To read about the life of St. Cloud and for the full text of the novena, visit http://stcdio.org/about/saint-cloud-saint.

 


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