Nine Minute Novena | Day 8

As we approach the Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola on 31st July, please join us in praying a novena over these next 9 days from each of our Jesuit parishes in England and Scotland. 

Today's novena comes from Sacred Heart Church in Edinburgh. The Jesuits are resident next door to the church and are involved with the chaplaincy to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. The parish celebrates Mass every day of the week as well hosts saying the Rosary every weekday lunch time. In addition, the parish works with the nearby Little Sisters of the Poor care home in Gilmore Place.

From 2017 the parishes in Edinburgh were organised into clusters to better coordinate their resources. Sacred Heart is one of four parishes in Cluster 4 along with St Columba's, St Peter's and St Mark's.

Next door to the church is the Lauriston Jesuit Centre. It is designed to be a place for the Edinburgh Jesuit Community to present issues of spirituality, social justice and adult faith formation to the city of Edinburgh and the surrounding area. It hosts talks on the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola and modern-day Jesuit writers and theologians. Prominent speakers have been featured on topics such as Christian Muslim relations and the Centre has been awarded for its efforts to advance the ecological agenda through a series of talks and events.

A novena is an ancient devotion consisting of 9 days of prayer - often in preparation for a feast day or for a specific intention. Click on the link below to watch the full novena.