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Honor These Saints And Devotions This November

May these saints bless you this month!

November is the month devoted to the Holy Souls of Purgatory. It begins with the Feast of All Saints on November 1. This is a precedent of the beautiful feast days dedicated to saints. Mark your calendars and plan out ways to celebrate these 3 feast days and devotions this November.

November 11- Martinmas with St. Martin of Tours

Photos from (St. Martin of Tours) Wikipedia and Kevin Morris

The feast of St. Martin of Tours became known as Martinmas. People would have a meal of beef or goose. Adults and children would march outside holding lanterns and singing holy songs. (Read: The 10 Oldest Churches In The Philippines)

November 17- St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Photos from (St. Elizabeth of Hungary) Wikipedia and ABC TV

St. Elizabeth was a queen who loved to serve the poor. One of her most famous stories was when she smuggled bread out of the palace for the poor and when she was accosted by angry royals who demanded to see what she was doing, she opened her apron and out fell roses instead of bread. Honor St. Elizabeth by giving alms and bread to the poor. Consider giving roses to your friends who are struggling in honor of St. Elizabeth. (Read: Call On These Patron Saints of Bakers To Bless Your Baking Spree)

November 30- Christmas Novena with St. Andrew

Photos from (St. Andrew the Apostle) Wikipedia and (St. Andrew Novena bracelet) Milled

Andrew was the first-called of the apostles. He is the patron saint of Scotland, famous for dying on an X-shaped cross, finding himself unworthy to die in the same as Jesus Christ. The first day of Advent this year is the First Sunday of Advent, November 28, 2021. (Read: Pope Francis Explains Advent in the Most Heartwarming Way)

St. Andrew’s Christmas Novena begins November 30. Invoke his assistance in our spiritual growth as we pray the St. Andrew Christmas Novena up until Christmas Eve. Traditionally, this prayer is prayed 15 times each day for the duration of the novena. It is beautiful and life-changing in its effects.

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