Hour of Grace - December 8 and Novena to Immaculate Conception
Next Thursday or Friday (November 29 or 30) begin the novena for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Pope declares plenary indulgence for December 8 : www.catholicculture.org/news/features/index.cfm?recnum=40979
to be recited 15 times each day,beginning Nov 30th (St Andrew) until Christmas.
Blessed be the hour and the moment in which the Son of God was born
of the most pure Virgin Mary, At midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold.
In that hour vouchsafe, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires,
Through the merits of our Savior Jesus Christ and of His Blessed Mother.
+MICHAEL AUGUSTINE, Archbishop of New York
New York, February 6, 1897