Novena for Mom

My mother died a week ago, and Thursday was the anniversary of my father’s death.

I’ve never prayed a Novena before, but I thought this might be the appropriate time. On the day she went into Hospice, I changed the intention of my daily Rosary to be for a peaceful death and merciful meeting with God on the other side.

Thursday I added the intention for her wonderful reunion with my father.

These intentions have breathed new life into my nightly prayers, and it feels like I’m actually doing something useful. Because on the earthly plane, I really can’t do anything to help Mom.

But spiritually, and with God’s help? Anything is possible.

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