Entry: novenas (n.)
In context: "So, endless novenas later, Blood Sister eventually feels this transitive spiritual urge to go out and find a troubled adolescent female of her own, to 'save' and bring into the order, thereby discharging her soul's debt to the tough old nun who'd saved her."
Definition: A devotion consisting of special prayers or services on nine successive days, or on the same day for nine successive weeks.
Other: Roman Catholic.
SNOOT score: 1
Source: Oxford English Dictionary