In anticipation of the impending announcement on January 1 of the establishment of a personal ordinariate for the U.S., the St. Thomas of Canterbury Anglican Use Society of Washington, DC and Northern Virginia is inviting it's members and friends to pray a novena to St. Thomas, beginning on Friday, Dec. 23 and winding up on Saturday, Dec. 31. The Feast of St. Thomas (a.k.a., St. Thomas Becket) falls on Dec. 29, just three days before the announcement of the ordinariate.
For those of you unfamiliar with the practice of praying novenas, read an explanation on the "Fish Eaters" site, including historical background and instructions. I would say that this particular novena falls into the second category listed, a novena of preparation or "anticipation." We would be pleased to hear from you if you do decide to participate.
Download the novena here.
from the website of the St. Thomas of Canterbury Anglican Use Society.
See also the story at Catholic Online: Novena Anticipates Announcement of the Anglican Ordinariate in the U.S.
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