Feast of St. Andrew Novena from November 30 to December 25
Hail and Blessed be the Hour Christmas Novena
From the Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle to the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ one may begin a special prayer, simply called the “Christmas Prayer” to obtain favors if one’s requests are in accordance with God’s Holy Will.
It is believed that whoever recites the following prayer with a pious heart 15 times a day from November 30th (this year December 1) to December 25th, will obtain whatever is asked.
This Christmas prayer carries an Imprimatur from Archbishop Michael Augustine of New York City during the Pontificate of Pope Leo XIII on February 6, 1897.
Since one should say this short prayer 15 times a day, it is recommended to memorize it below so you can say it wherever you are. Clip and put in your missal or on your mirror to say 15 times a day.
“Hail and blessed be the hour and the moment in which the Son of God was born of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my petitions, through the merits of Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.”