About the Worldwide Annual
54 Day Rosary Novena

 

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.

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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.

A laborious Novena, but a Novena of Love.
You who are sincere will not find it too difficult, if you really wish to obtain your request.
Should you not obtain the favour you seek, be assured that the Rosary Queen, who knows what each
one stands most in need of, has heard your prayer.
You will not have prayed in vain. No prayer ever went unheard.
And Our Blessed Lady has never been known to fail.

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.

 
Our Lady of the Rosary

"In an apparition of Our Lady of Pompeii, which occurred in 1884 at Naples, in the house of Commander Agrelli, the heavenly Mother deigned to make known the manner in which she desires to be invoked.

"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.

The Queen of the Holy Rosary favoured her with an apparition on March 3rd. Mary, sitting upon a high throne, surrounded by luminous figures, held the divine Child on her lap, and in her hand a Rosary. The Virgin Mother and the holy Infant were clad in gold embroidered garments. They were accompanied by St. Dominic and St. Catherine of Siena. The throne was profusely decorated with flowers; the beauty of Our Lady was marvelous.

"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!"

"Child," responded the Blessed Virgin, "you have invoked me by various titles and have always obtained favours from me. Now, since you have called me by that title so pleasing to me, 'Queen of the Holy Rosary,' I can no longer refuse the favour you petition; for this name is most precious and dear to me. Make three novenas and you shall obtain all.'  

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.

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15 PROMISES
Made by the Blessed Virgin Mary to Saint Dominic and Blessed Alanus.

1. To all those who will recite my Rosary devoutly, I promise my special protection and very great graces.

2. Those who will persevere in the recitation of my Rosary shall receive some signal grace.

3.The Rosary shall be a very powerful armour against hell, it shall destroy vice, deliver from sin, and shall dispel heresy.

4. The Rosary shall make virtue and good works flourish, and shall obtain for souls the most abundant divine mercies; it shall substitute in hearts love of God for love of the world, elevate them to desire heavenly and eternal goods. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means!

5. Those who trust themselves to me through the Rosary, shall not perish.

6. Those who will recite my Rosary piously, considering it's Mysteries, shall not be over-whelmed by misfortune nor die a bad death. The sinner shall be converted; the just shall grow in grace and become worthy of eternal life.

7. Those truly devoted to my Rosary shall not die without the consolations of the Church, or without grace.

8. Those who will recite my Rosary shall find during their life and at their death the light of God, the fullness of His grace, and    shall share in the merits of the blessed.

9. I will deliver very promptly from purgatory the souls devoted to my Rosary.

10. The true children of my Rosary shall enjoy great glory in heaven.

11. What you ask through my Rosary, you shall obtain.

12. Those who propagate my Rosary shall obtain through me aid in all their necessities.

13. I have obtained from my Son that all the confreres of the Rosary shall have for their brethen in life and death the saints of      heaven.

14. Those who recite my Rosary faithfully are all my beloved children, the brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ.

15. Devotion to my Rosary is a special sign of predestination.

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