Due to unemployment, and thus financial hardship, I have changed my policy of not adding labor cost to my rosaries. I hope that you can understand why this is necessary and will continue to support my apostolate. At this time I need to support my family with my skills and resources. I have not added much to the cost of each item -- not as much as most vendors would, doubling or tripling their cost -- but just enough to contribute a small amount to my family's income.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

St. Andrew Chaplet

The St. Andrew novena begins November 30, on St. Andrew's feast day. Every day until Christmas Eve, the St. Andrew prayer, also called the Christmas Anticipation Prayer, is prayed 15 times. The chaplet helps keep track of the prayers, and is a lovely sacramental. It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew until Christmas will obtain what is asked. Many women pray the chaplet in hopes of a new pregnancy.

I just put three brand new chaplets in my Etsy shop, (sorry -- sold out, but I have ordered parts for six more so stay tuned!) so if you are in need of one, please pop over there. The prayer is a beautiful one, and of course can be prayed without a chaplet at all.

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment
in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary,
at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold.
In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God!
to hear my prayer and grant my desires,
through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ,
and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.


Lenetta said...

Barbara, I may have mentioned this last year, but even if I did, I hope you'll find it a delightful enough story to bear repeating. :)

Four years ago, I purchased chaplets for myself and two friends, and I said three "rounds" of the novena for each of us, giving them their chaplets near the end of the novena. They both now have three year boys! (both were pregnant already when they received their chaplets, no less.) While I was disappointed there was no baby at our house, I rejoiced with my friends and praised God.

And now, my own Eli Andrew turned one in October.

scmom (Barbara) said...

That is beautiful, Lenetta. Thank you for sharing.

PS I did not remember that you had your own little Andrew! Happy Birthday Eli!