The Novena will be held every year from
August 15th, Feast of the Assumption of Our Blessed Mother,
to October 7th, Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.
The Novena lasts for fifty four days
Please see below for details of the Rosary and its format.
The Novena consists of five decades of the Rosary each day for twenty-seven days in petition;
then immediately five decades each day for twenty-seven days in thanksgiving,
whether or not the request has been granted.
The meditations vary from day to day. On the first day meditate on the Joyful Mysteries;
on the second day the Mysteries of Light:
on the third day the Sorrowful Mysteries, on the fourth day the Glorious Mysteries;
and so on throughout the fifty-four days.
Look upon each Hail Mary as a rare and beautiful rose which you lay at Mary's feet.
These spiritual roses, bound in a wreath with Spiritual Communions,
will be a most pleasing and acceptable gift to her, and will bring down upon you special graces.
If you would reach the innermost recesses of her heart,
lavishly bedeck your wreath with spiritual diamonds - Holy Communions.
Then her joy will be unbounded, and she will open wide the channel of her choicest graces to you.
"For thirteen months Fortuna Agrelli, the daughter of the Commander, had endured dreadful suffering and torturous cramps: she had been given up by the most celebrated physicians. On February 16, 1884, the afflicted girl and her relatives commenced a novena of Rosaries.
"Mary looked upon the sufferer with maternal tenderness, and the patient saluted her with the words: 'Queen of the Holy Rosary, be gracious to me; restore me to health! I have already prayed to you in a novena, O Mary, but have not yet experienced your aid. I am so anxious to be cured!"
Once more the Queen of the Holy Rosary appeared to her and said, '"Whoever desires to obtain favours from me should make three novenas of the prayers of the Rosary, and three novenas in thanksgiving."
This miracle of the Rosary made a very deep impression on Pope Leo XIII, and greatly contributed to the fact that in so many circular letters he urged all Christians to love the Rosary and say it fervently.
15 PROMISESMade by the Blessed Virgin Mary to Saint Dominic and Blessed Alanus.
15. Devotion to my Rosary is a special sign of predestination.