A novena is a series of prayers, attributed to those who celebrate the Catholic religion, that are said over nine days.
This lovely little booklet features a Novena in honor of Santa Elena de la Cruz (aka, Saint Helen, Saint Helena). The booklet is printed in Spanish and features nine days of prayers and many examples.
Santa Elena was the mother of Constantine the Great. Upon her husband's death, her son brought her to his home and treated her as royalty. She used this position in the service of her devotion and helped build churches throughout Constantine's empire. "Of the cross" was added to her name, as, at the age of 80 she led a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to find the true cross.
There is great devotion to Santa Elena throughout Mexico. In fact, there are even spells from the local folk religions that celebrate Santa Elena. These spells are primarily love spells.
There are 16 black and white pages, that show some yellowing inside the bright white cover. These are lovely for prayer as well as for artwork that may involve a tribute. The booklet measures 4-3/8 inches by 3-1/8 inch and is stapled once at the spine.