Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Rosary Novena For The Lenten 40 Days For Life Vigil

This coming 40 Days for Life vigil, let's try the 54 Day Miracle Rosary Novena to Our Lady.
Our church history reveals to us that on March 3, 1884, Our Lady of Pompeii appeared before the gravely ill daughter of an Italian military officer. Through her, Our Lady gave the world the miraculous devotion of the 54 days Rosary Novena.
"The devotion in this novena combines three things which are dear to God in a very remarkable scheme; frequent communion, the practice of the virtues, and devotion to Mary in the Rosary. One who will carry it out faithfully will have besieged Heaven in a way that will make him heard...Rev. R. P. Lawrence.
I suggested this Novena for the 40 Days for Life in Moncton, back in 2011 and the people welcomed the idea. Now, why not expand it further, to other vigil sites? Why not add the 54 Day Miracle Rosary Novena to our prayers to end abortion?

BTW - since the Novena lasts 54 days (27 days for the petition and 27 days of thanksgiving) and the 40 Days for Life vigil is 2 weeks shorter, it's better to start the Novena a week earlier. Then the transition from the petition part to the thanksgiving will take place exactly at mid-point of the 40 Days for Life vigil, and the last day of the Novena will coincide with Easter Sunday.

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