Saturday, 2 November 2013

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.

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Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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