Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Big Novena?

Longtime readers of mwbh might have been surprised that we didn't do the Great Novena this year, the one inspired by Mary and the Apostles awaiting the Holy Spirit after Our Lord ascended into Heaven. In 2009, we introduced it on May 22. This prelude is followed by a day for each of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Fear, Piety, Fortitude, Knowledge, Understanding, Counsel, and Wisdom. On the final day, we contemplate the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit: Charity, Joy, Peace, Patience, Benignity, Goodness, Faith, Mildness, and Temperance. Just so you know.

This is done every year. Sadly, it was forgotten this year. May is probably the busiest month of the year for yours truly, and it has been even busier this year. In addition to work on the Program Guide for the annual Washington Folk Festival, there is also a very special project with the Boy Scouts, one which we are anxious to share with you soon.

And so it goes ...

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