In 2011, I joined a few thousand or so other people and signed up for a newish service that, I thought, might be handy.
The idea behind it was to get email reminders for novenas as you prayed them in a virtual community. It was pretty straightforward.
In the four years since, Pray More Novenas, run by husband-and-wife team John-Paul and Annie Deddens, has turned into one of the best prayer efforts I make. It also serves almost 200,000 people around the world.
Asked how this effort started, John-Paul Deddens shares:
“My wife and I had recently started dating and she asked me to pray the Immaculate Conception novena with her. Several of her friends at the Newman Center were planning to...READ MORE