Nine Minute Novena | Day 9

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 St Wilfrid's Church in Preston. As you can see in today's video, the post-lockdown church is different to the one that closed down in March. The main entrance is closed and you enter and exit by different doors, avoiding the porch area. Younger members of the choir and the bookshop teams, as well as some of the international students, are volunteering as stewards to safely welcome parishioners and visitors alike, as they visit daily for private prayer and eucharistic devotion and in the last few weeks, daily Mass. 

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.