The Novena of Grace is a Catholic devotion dedicated to Jesuit St. Francis Xavier.
Saint Thomas More Catholic Church Holds Novena of Grace
Thomas More Catholic Church in St. Paul is inviting those in
the Twin Cities to join their parish community for a Novena of Grace. Generally
performed from March 4 to March 12, the Novena of Grace is a Catholic devotion
dedicated to Jesuit St. Francis Xavier.
The Novena of Grace at Saint
Thomas More will consist of an Ignatian Lenten retreat on the seven deadly sins
and the counter virtues to each of these vices. The retreat will be based on the
first week of the Spiritual Exercises. Participants will have the opportunity
to seek a spiritual or temporal favor through the Novena.
Presiders and presenters
at the retreat will include Fr. Paul Lickteig, SJ, associate director of Demontreville
Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Elmo, Minn.; Fr. David Haschka,
SJ, associate pastor of St. Olaf Catholic Church in Minneapolis; and Fr. Warren
Sazama, SJ, pastor of Saint Thomas More.
Day 1 — March 4 (4:30 pm Mass): Fr. Warren Sazama, SJ,
on the sin of gluttony
Day 2 — March 5 (8 and 10:30 a.m. Masses): Fr. Warren
Sazama, SJ, on the sin of gluttony
Day 3 — March 6 (7 p.m. Mass): Fr. Paul Lickteig, SJ,
on the sin of envy
Day 4 — March 7 (7 p.m. Mass): Fr. Paul Lickteig, SJ,
on the sin of pride
Day 5 — March 8 (7 p.m. Mass): Fr. Paul Lickteig, SJ,
on the sin of sloth
Day 6 — March 9 (7 p.m. Mass): Fr. David Haschka, SJ,
on the sin of greed
Day 7 — March 10 (7 p.m. Mass): Fr. David Haschka, SJ,
on the sin of anger
Day 8 — March 11 (4:30 p.m. Mass): Fr. Warren Sazama,
SJ, on the sin of lust and the virtue of purity of heart
Day 9 — March 12 (8 and 10:30 a.m. Masses): Fr. Warren
Sazama, SJ, on the sin of lust and the virtue of purity of heart
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