1. novena

noun. a Roman Catholic devotion consisting of prayers on nine consecutive days.

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Example sentences of the word novena


1. Noun, singular or mass
The ritual of the novena, in which the person praying asks the same favor of God over a period of nine days, is one example of supplication in the Catholic religion.

2. Adjective
Some homeowners also place the laminated novena next to the statue as part of a small shrine.

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