Jesus of the Black Nazarene Chapel of the Black Nazarene Iriga City, Philippines
The Manner of Conducting the Novena to Jesus of the Black Nazarene
The Novena to our Lord Jesus of the Black Nazarene is a manual of prayers and devotions in His honor and should be of great help to His devotees. This Novena may be made by devotees during nine consecutive Fridays or nine consecutive days any time of the year. The purpose of such special devotion is to Glorify God, to sanctify necessity for own temporal and eternal welfare.
But, the most recommended period for making such novena is during nine consecutive Fridays, starting with “Septuagesima Sunday”* until “Viernes Dolores” (Friday before Palm Sunday)
If possible, the devotees may recite this Novena and prayers in Church or before an image of Jesus of Nazareth.
Let us put all our trust in the goodness and mercy of God, who will reward us for our perseverance. Jesus Nazarene will not abandon those who come to Him. It is, however, earnestly recommended that the devotees try to go to at least one Confession and frequent communion during nine consecutive days or each day if done on nine consecutive Fridays.
*Septuagesima is the ninth Sunday before Easter, the third before Ash Wednesday. The term is sometimes applied to the period that begins on this day and ends on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday when Lent begins. This period is also known as the pre-Lenten season or Shrovetide. The earliest date of Septuagesima Sunday can occur is January 18, and the latest is February 22.