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What is a Novena and Where did it Begin?

Tekton MinistriesLast Updated: May 21st, 2020Spiritual Reflections

Novena: a form of worship consisting of special prayers or services on nine successive days (Oxford dictionary) From the Latin novem, meaning nine Upon the death of a Pope, a nine-day period of mourning is observed.  We last saw this in 2005, whereupon the death of (now Saint) Pope John Paul II, his papal funeral … Read More

Working Alongside St. Joseph

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: May 12th, 2020Domestic Church, Ebooks, Saints

This article is an excerpt from our new eBook Homes, Hobbies, & Holiness: Living with the Saints in your Domestic Church. As a small child, helping my dad work on projects in the garage was always a treat.  My brother and I would spend weekends with him out there learning the difference between a flathead and … Read More

Divine Mercy & St. John Paul II

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: April 16th, 2020Ebooks, Poland, Saints

Do not be afraid. In the Gospel of Matthew, these are the first words Jesus spoke to His disciples after His resurrection. Nearly 2000 years later, they were also among the first words spoken to the world by the newly elected Pope John Paul II. In his inaugural papal homily, he invited everyone listening – … Read More

St. Joseph Holds the Cure

Bri CampbellLast Updated: March 12th, 2020Saints, Spiritual Reflections

In times of trouble and distress, we’re called to rest in the protective care of our father. A lot has been going on in our world these past few weeks. Being a ministry focused on foreign travel, the offices of Tekton Ministries have been closely attuned to the newest and latest in breaking news of … Read More

Coronavirus Update

Richard SontagLast Updated: March 19th, 2020News

UPDATE: March 19, 2020 Oberammergau Pilgrimages This morning we received word that the Oberammergau Passion Play of 2020 will be postponed to 2022 due to the current coronavirus pandemic. See the official announcement from the Passion Play organizers here: https://www.passionsspiele-oberammergau.de/en/home We will be discussing these changes with all pilgrimage leaders and send out information to … Read More

Lithuania’s Beating Heart for Mercy

Jennifer LindbergLast Updated: March 26th, 2020Ebooks, Poland, Saints

The beating heart of the Lithuanian nation just keeps giving. It’s the title that St. John Paul II gave to this almost forgotten land that helped bring us the Divine Mercy Devotion. St. Faustina spent much of her convent life here; it was the site of the first public veneration of the famous Divine Mercy … Read More