It has been discovered that is something the number “9” can do which other numbers, from one to billions and trillions are incapable of. Why this is so remains an inexplicable mystery to all humanity.

It is believed that here lies the secret why the Catholic church teaches that prayers said nine times are very powerful. This practice is referred to as Novena Prayers. The word NOVENA is derived from the Latin word NOVEM which means NINE.

Before we try to unravel one aspect of the number ‘9’, let us consider the fact that God chose this number as the number of His Choirs of Angels in heaven, and also kept His only Begotten son, our Lord Jesus Christ for nine months in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary before releasing Him to the world.

So, it appears that our dear father, the Almighty, has a special interest in this number which may be why He has imparted great power and effect to any holy act or prayer performed nine consecutive times, if we have previously repented and are in the state of grace, with no mortal sin in us.

The following mystery discovered in this wonderful number ‘9’ could be regarded as a Glimpse of the wonders that exist in heaven.

We are now about to see how ‘9’ appears to be the master of all numbers which every other number, no matter how big, must serve.

Count from number One to Nine. That appears to be the end of numerals in heaven, because every other number, from 10,11,12 etc to any number you think of, even up to one million or several millions or billions, all

obey the command of the number 9, and depend entirely

on it. We can therefore call 9 “the master of all other numbers.” If God has a special interest in this number, then it is proper that every other number should be its slave no matter how much bigger than 9 it is for God is a mystery.

Now, let us choose any number above 9, and see how this will worship 9 as its master; and remain attached to it.

**Example(1) Number 49**

Step one: Add up the digits of this number:

.i.e.:(4+9)=13

Step two; Subtract your answer from the original number you chose

.i.e.:(49-13)=36

Step three : Add up the digits making up your final result, and final answer must always be 9 or multiples of 9(like

9×2 or 9×3 or 9×4 or 9×5 etc), showing its attachment or dependence on 9. (i.e: 3+6=9)

Note: (sometimes we may not even get up to step 3 before arriving at what we are expecting to get).

**Example(2) Number 874**

Step one: Add up the digits of this number:

.i.e.:(8+7+4)=19

Step two: Subtract your answer from the original number you chose

.i.e.:(874-19)=855

Step three: Add up the digits making up your final result.

That is(8+5+5)=18 or 9×2

**Example(3) Number 14**

Step one: Add up the digits of this number:

.i.e.:(1+4)=5

Step two: Subtract your answer from the original number you chose

.i.e.:(14-5)=9

No number can escape from the authority of 9.

**Example(4) Number 1,378**

Step one: Add up the digits of this number:

.i.e.:(1+3+7+8)=19

Step two: Subtract your answer from the original number you chose

.i.e.:(1,378-19)=1359

Step three: Add up the digits making your final result.

That is: (1+3+5+9)=18 or 9×2

**Example(5) Number 3,894,236**

Step one: Add up the digits of this number:

.i.e.:(3+8+9+4+2+3+6)=35

Step two: Subtract your answer from the original number you chose

.i.e.:(3,894,236-35)=3894201

Step three: Add up the digits making up your final result

That is: (3+8+9+4+2+0+1)=27 or 9×3

**Example(6) Number 1001**

Step one: Add up the digits of this number:

.i.e.:(1+0+0+1)=2

Step two: Subtract your answer from the original number you chose

.i.e.:(1001-2)=999

Step three: Add up the digits making up your final result. That is: (9+9+9)=27 or 9×3

**Example(7) Number 2,624,348,217**

Step one: Add up the digits of this number:

.i.e.:(2+6+2+4+3+4+8+2+1+7)=39

Step two: Subtract your answer from the original number you chose

.i.e.:(2,624,348,217-39)=2624348178

Step three: Add up the digits making up your final result that is

(2+6+2+4+3+4+8+1+7+8)=45 or 9×5. From the fore-going examples and any more numbers you may wish to try, you will continue to see that 9 or multiples of 9 must always be the answer in obedience to the supremacy of 9 over all other higher numbers. Why this is so remains a mystery beyond human explanation.