Getting Ready for “Novena for Our Nation” – Starts this Monday!

Getting Ready for “Novena for Our Nation” – Starts this Monday!

PRAYER WARRIORS!!

The nation-wide prayer campaign – Novena for Our Nation – begins this Monday, August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, and goes until October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. If you can join us, a Rosary Rally will be held in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC on October 7.

The "Novena for Our Nation" website is here (You can sign-up to receive daily emails at the website. Also, you can find the daily 54 Day Novena reflections at the website): NovenaForOurNation.com

The National Catholic Register wrote about it HERE.

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (Fr. Z) blogged about it HERE.

Cardinal Burke endorsed it HERE.

Here is a way to get the daily 54 Novena Rosary Novena reflections in book form: HERE.

A special rate for books ordered in bundles of 20 book: HERE.

 

Here's how the 54 Day Rosary Novena works (it is really very simple) …

First, we have added a short 1-2 minute reflection for "Basic Training in Holiness." So, participants are not only praying for our nation, but receiving a quality 54 day basic training for becoming the saints we are called to be.

Second, you will pray a rosary, each day for 54 days, in one of two ways (Modern or Traditional) …

Modern Version

You could just add the intention "For Our Nation" or "For Faith and Freedom for Our Nation" to your daily rosary, and simply continue praying the "Rosary Proper" for each day of the week. This would be a way for you to add the Luminous Mysteries. See HERE.

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Traditional Version

What is the 54 Day Rosary Novena? See HERE.

Many (including myself) believe there is a special power in praying the 54 Day Rosary Novena in the way it was originally designed. Since it was designed prior to St. Pope John Paul II's addition of the "optional" Luminous Mysteries, they would not be prayed while using the traditional version.

Here is the traditional schedule for the 54 Day Rosary Novena, set to our dates:

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Also, the traditional version has a few short prayers added.

Here is a sample of the Joyful Mysteries for the traditional prayers that go along with the 54 Day Rosary Novena (These prayers will be added in the daily reflections you may receive by email or by finding the reflections at the Novena for Our Nation website) …

PRAYERS FOR TRADITIONAL 54 DAY NOVENA

THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES OF THE HOLY ROSARY

Prayer before the recitation: Sign of the cross. Hail Mary.

In petition (first 27 days): Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I humbly kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses, snow white buds to remind thee of thy joys, each bud recalling to thee a holy mystery, each 10 bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces, and Mother of all who invoke thee, thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my petition; from thy bounty thou wilt give me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly seek. I despair of nothing that I ask of thee. Show thyself my Mother!

In thanksgiving (last 27 days): Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I gratefully kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses snow white buds to remind thee of thy joys each bud recalling to thee a holy mystery; each ten bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, Dispenser of God’s graces. and Mother of all who invoke thee! thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my thanksgiving; from thy bounty thou hast given me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly sought. I despaired not of what I asked of thee, and thou hast truly shown thyself my Mother.

Say: The Apostles’ Creed, Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

The Annunciation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of humility and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Visitation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of charity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Nativity – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of detachment from the world and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Presentation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of purity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

Finding the Child Jesus in the Temple – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of obedience to the will of God and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

Say: The Hail Holy Queen.

In petition (first 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this spiritual communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow. O my Mother! Look with favor upon my gift, and in thy love obtain for me (specify request – "For Faith and Freedom for Our Nation"). Hail Mary …

In thanksgiving (last 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this Spiritual Communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow in thanksgiving for (specify request – "For Faith and Freedom for Our Nation") which thou in thy love hast obtained for me. Hail, Mary, etc.

God, Heal our Land!!

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