Hail and blessed be the hour and 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 Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.
(It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew (30th November) until Christmas will obtain what is asked.)
+MICHAEL AUGUSTINE, Archbishop of New York
New York, February 6, 1897
This prayer is often called the "Christmas Novena" because it is prayed from the Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle (November 30) until Christmas.
St. Andrew Christmas Novena Chaplet
The 15 beads on this St. Andrew Christmas Novena Chaplet are 8mm faceted Amethyst beads. The St. Andrew medal is oxidized metal. Strung on stainless steel flexible wire with stainless steel crimps. I will also include a beautiful purple drawstring pouch. St. Andrew is one of the patron saints of want-to-be mothers ;-)