Day 7 – Heavenly Christmas Novena

by Fr Richard Heilman | November 7, 2022 12:05 AM




“Fortitude is the disposition of soul which enables us to despise all inconveniences and the loss of things not in our power.” -St. Augustine

“I know well that the greater and more beautiful the work is, the more terrible will be the storms that rage against it.” -St. Faustina

“Moreover, Christians are born for combat, whereof the greater the vehemence, the more assured, God willing, the triumph: ‘Have confidence; I have overcome the world’ (Jn 16:33).” -Pope Leo XIII

“Though the path is plain and smooth for men of good will, he who walks it will not travel far, and will do so only with difficulty, if he does not have good feet: that is, courage and a persevering spirit.” -St. John of the Cross



Let’s give the gift of Heaven and continue building our Holy Alliance!

We are giving full attention to Section One of your Strength & Alliance Field Manual[1], for now.

Also, remember to pray your daily rosary today, as we ask Our Lady for her intercession that we have the resolve to hang tough and press on throughout these 54 days. These 54 days are about learning and solidifying these very powerful spiritual practices in our lives. Satan does not want you spiritually strong, united and disciplined, so brush off all of the excuses he plants in your head and stand firm.

Continuing on page 28 of your Strength & Alliance Field Journal[2], record the following:

  1. Today’s date
  2. Holy Soul who receives today’s Plenary (or Partial) Indulgence
  3. Saint you ask to pray with you

On the adjacent page, record the following:

  1. Indicate how you are obtaining an indulgence (See four ways below)
  2. Indicate whether you are obtaining a Plenary or Partial Indulgence
  3. For whom (Comrade) are you praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy
  4. Indicate that you prayed the Chaplet of Divine Mercy


Holy Mother Church has elevated only four activities for which a Plenary (or Partial) Indulgence can be gained on any given day. They are:

  1. Spend at least 30 minutes adoring the Blessed Sacrament.
  2. Devoutly read Sacred Scripture for at least 30 minutes
  3. Devoutly perform the Stations of the Cross (at approved Stations only)
  4. Recite the Rosary with members of your family or one of the following: a church, oratory, religious community, or pious association


Conditions required for obtaining a Plenary Indulgence:

For obtaining a Partial Indulgence:


If you have not yet ordered your “Strength and Alliance Field Journal[3],” you can get your journal at[4].




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