Tuesday, November 30, 2021

St Andrew's Day

 A little piping for St Andrew's Day as he's the  patron saint of Scotland.   The clip above was taken in the city of Perth on this day in 2016..

More here from The Inn a few  years ago.

And don't forget that today begins the St Andrew's Novena, which isn't actually to St Andrew, although it begins on his feast day, and isn't actually a novena as it lasts 25 days, not 9.  But it's traditional to call it that, so I will too.

Mrs Vidal gives the text and a little history - as much as I've been able to find anyway -- here.  The tradition is to pray it 15 times a day until Christmas.  In case you don't want to click on over there (why wouldn't you?) here is the text:

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



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