Thursday, June 29, 2006

Novena in Honor of the First Companions

In The Spirit of the First Companions
Nine Prayer Themes Honoring the Jesuit Pioneers


This prayer guide is so structured as to allow greater space for flexibility and adaptation. It may be done as a complete Novena within nine consecutive days, or as a triduum of three chosen themes over three days, or even with each theme taken individually, as it may suit the needs of specific communities and/or persons.

The recommended format, essentially liturgical in pattern, and intended for group celebrations, may be shortened or extended as needed. The readings, the music (All suggested hymns are found in Bayan Umawit. Quezon City: Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc. and Claretian Publications, 2003.) the daily grace etc. may also be replaced as deemed helpful and fit. Tantum quantum.

This novena is also in print, having been included in the official Jubilee guidebook for the Philippine Province: "In the Spirit of the First Companions", available at Jesuit Communications outlets.

Day 1 - Called to be Companions
Day 2 - Companions in the Spiritual Exercises
Day 3 - Companions in Holy Desires
Day 4 - Companions in Poverty
Day 5 - Companions Laboring in the Vineyard
Day 6 - Companions, A Union of Minds and Hearts
Day 7 - Companions, Grace in Persecution
Day 8 - Companions in the Fellowship of the Son
Day 9 - Companions for the Greater Glory of God
Solemn Blessing at the Conclusion of the Novena or Triduum

Also from this blog:
A Reading of the Icon of the Three Companions

Other sites:
Jubilee 2006 Official Website
The Jubilee of the First Companions (Circular from the General Superior SJ)
The Year of the First Companions (Philippine Province Jubilee Guide)

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