I have never faithfully completed a novena in my life.
Big thanks goes out to the website Pray More Novenas ( http://www.praymorenovenas.com/ ) who emailed out the novena prayers each day making it super easy (and hard to refuse) to say the pray each day.
In the past I've tried to do a novena on a piece of paper which I inevitably lost and dropped out of the novena before the end. I mean nine days is a long time, right?
So today, not only did I complete my first novena, a Novena to Padre Pio, but my heartfelt request was answered: our oldest son, Bobby was accepted in dental school!
Last fall he sent in numerous applications to dental schools and in December he got an interview at the one that is the closest to our home. Since then, we've been waiting and waiting and waiting.
My husband has lit a candle in every church we've visited and I've been praying too. But with college graduation approaching May 2, we all were really beginning to wonder what God's plan for Bobby would be.
|Our son, Bobby with girlfriend Jen|
And then .... the email for the novena.
Nine Days later my intention was answered. An amazing blessing --Bobby called just hours after I had prayed the ninth day's prayer, saying he was accepted!
Thank you Jesus, Thank you Padre Pio!
CLICK HERE for the Novena to Padre Pio
And so I pray in thanksgiving: