You do not have to be in Champion to pray along with other Catholics during the next novena at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. Saturday kicks off the first of six different novenas the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help organizes every year. In recent years, it has reached to pilgrims digitally by emailing the set of prayers during each of the nine days the novena takes place. Father John Broussard says its mailing list is growing as people want to connect with the Shrine long before and after they visit.
Broussard says pilgrims can still visit the hallowed site for daily prayers at 11 a.m. or request information by mail if they prefer during the novena, which runs February 1st through 9th.