Novena For Our Nation
The time is now to call upon God, through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary, to heal our country and return it to holiness.
This is a nationwide prayer campaign called the “Novena for Our Nation.” Everyone from around the nation is encouraged to join ranks as, united, we pray the very powerful 54 Day Rosary Novena from the Feast of the Assumption on August 15 to the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on October 7.
We continue to live in peace-less times with laws and court rulings in conflict with God's laws; especially the disregard for the rights of the unborn, elderly and weak in our society and the attacks on marriage and family values. Society and many levels of government continue to demonstrate intolerance towards biblically based religious belief and practice. In conflict with First Amendment constitutional rights, persecution of traditional religious expression has reached historically high levels. We are in a Spiritual Battle.
In this centennial year of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, we are called upon to help turn our country back towards God. We will accomplish that through prayer; prayer that can change hearts, change families, change our communities and change our country. There is no stronger weapon in this Spiritual Battle than the Rosary.
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National Rosary Rally - Washington DC
The 54 day Novena for Our Nation concludes with the National Rosary Rally at the US Capitol on the October 7 Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary; headlined by speakers comprised of nationally known Catholic clergy and laypeople.
The National Rosary Rally takes place in Upper State Park, 200 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001. All four Rosaries will be prayed along with intentions which include: respect for life at all stages of development; the sanctity of marriage and families; upholding constitutionally protected religious freedom; and the return of our nation to God and Holiness.
Fr. Heilman clarifies: “Importantly, this is not intended to be a political event. Our hope is to influence the direction of our country through prayer”.
“I wholeheartedly endorse the Novena for Our Nation and the Rosary Rally on October 7 next I urge as many as are able to participate in these great spiritual works for the sake of our entire nation.”
Cardinal Raymond Burke
“This 54 Day Novena for Our Nation and National Rosary Rally come at a critical and most serious time of crisis in our country. I cannot think of a more powerful response on the part of Catholics than to pray, fast and come together for the conversion of our nation.”
Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Priests for Life
“I call this our Nineveh moment. The fact of the matter is we need a conversion of our culture, but more specifically our elected officials or leadership. This 54 day Novena and the Rosary Rally are all part of the effort we need to end preborn child killing and attacks on marriage and the family. We’re not trying to invent a new way in approaching God but listening and doing it the way he wants us to come to him. He wants us to come to him through our Blessed Mother, through this Rosary he’s given us, in all docility and piety and to do it his way.”
Fr. Richard Heilman, President of the Holy League
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12:00 - 12:10: Fr. Richard Heilman - opening prayer; the objective of Novena for Our Nation and National Rosary Rally
12:10 - 12:20: Chuck Neff - emcee introduction and speech
12:20 - 12:55: Fr. Frank Pavone - speech; Joyful Rosary with intentions of respect for life
12:55 - 1:30: Jim and Joy Pinto - speech; Luminous Rosary with intentions of marriage and family
1:30 - 2:05: Msgr. Charles Pope - speech; Sorrowful Rosary with intentions of religious freedom
2:05 – 2:40: Doug Barry – speech; Glorious Rosary with Novena Prayers and intentions of return of our nation to God and to Holiness
2:40 - 2:55: Sr. Mary Brigid Callan - speech; Marian Consecration
2:55 - 3:00: Fr. Richard Heilman – closing comments; closing prayer
Saturday Morning Mass
Join the Novena for Our Nation and National Rosary Rally organizers for First Saturday devotion Mass celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary at 8 am at Holy Comforter - St. Cyprian Church at 1357 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003. The Church is 1 1/2 miles east of the site of the National Rosary Rally. Msgr. Charles Pope, one of the Rosary Rally speakers, will preside.
There are many other Churches in the capitol area along with the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception a bit farther out. One recommendation is St. Dominic at 630 E St SW Washington, DC 20024 with a 9 am Mass.
Rally 2017 Speakers
"I wholeheartedly endorse the Novena for Our Nation (Starting August 15) and the Rosary Rally on October 7th next, the 445th anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto. I urge as many as are able to participate in these great spiritual works for the sake of our entire nation. In a special way, as the spiritual advisor to the Holy League, I urge all members of the Holy League to give strong leadership in this great campaign of prayer for our nation.”
CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE
Leader of the Holy League
It is not humanly possible to remedy the ills with which our nation is afflicted now. We are beyond human aid. Our only hope now lies in our dear Lord, and our dear Lord is most intimately and most beautifully reached through His Blessed Mother. But since our need is not lukewarm, our effort cannot be lukewarm, either. Our efforts must be heroic! And I cannot stress strongly enough that part of that heroic effort must be the 54-day Novena for Our Nation and the Washington DC Rosary Rally. I endorse this national effort from the depths of my soul! I pray that not thousands, but eventually millions, join us in the most effective course possible in battling evil, after the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: the Holy Rosary.Sr. Mary Brigid Callan Director of Stewardship and Development for the Diocese of Steubenville
Kneel with us now and beg our Mother’s intercession! AVE MARIA!
“We are now living in a time of spiritual crisis in America and throughout our culture. This calls each of us to respond. The solution is found in the Mercy and Person of Jesus Christ. The key to His mercy is Our Lady and the Rosary where we encounter Jesus Who alone can counter the prevailing crisis and provide the hope which America and each of us yearn for. The Novena of our Nation initiative provides an opportunity to respond in a positive manner. The Rosary Evangelization Apostolate zealously endorses this effort and encourages the faithful across America to join in this effort of prayer. With and through Mary and the Rosary, Jesus Christ will prevail and win the battle for souls. We will place a smile on the face of Our Lady as we pray for America to encounter Jesus Christ through the rosary.”Dick & Terry Boldin Directors - Rosary Evangelization Apostolate & Producers - powerinmyhandsthemovie.com
"There is such a need for us to unite in prayer, and come back to 'One Nation Under God' that Men of Christ fully supports and is truly excited to participate in the Novena for Our Nation & the National Rosary Rally. 'if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land.' God said 2 Chronicles 7:14. We can make a difference, and that difference begins by uniting in prayer. Join us for this historic event."Men of Christ Kevin O'Brien - Director
As many of us know, the United States that we grew up in and deeply love has gone down a bad path. As citizens of this great country, we need to storm heaven in urgent prayer … I can think of no better way to do this than through praying the 54-day rosary novena for our nation. Our Lady of Victory, pray for us! Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC Author - Champions of the Rosary: The History and Heroes of a Spiritual Weapon
“This 54 Day Novena for our Nation and National Rosary Rally comes at a critical and most serious time of crisis in our country. I cannot think of a more powerful response on the part of Catholics than to pray, fast, and come together for the conversion of our nation.”Fr Stephen Imbarrato Pastoral Staff; Priest for Life