The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is apparently the oldest feast day of Our Lady and the Step-by-Step Commander Cross Rosary community will beginn the Assumption Fast on August 1 for fourteen days.
From the Feast of the Assumption the community will commence the 54 days novena by praying 15 mysteries of the rosary each day, praying it in one intention and through our standard Step-by-Step Rosary adding a few short prayers at the beginning and end.
This 54-day novena to Our Lady is new to us, so, we have conducted some research to find out of how to do it.
We are to:
According to the Catholic National Shrine and Basilica of Our Lady in Walsingham, they suggest the following Petition and Thanksgiving prayers:
"Final prayer during the petition part of the Novena – pray with this invocation during the first 27 days of the
`Blessed Lady of Pompeii, who has ever turned to you with confidence and has not been heard?
You have never turned down any of your children, any of your worshippers, who were looking for your help, hear my plea, o Mother of the Word, and through your Holy Rosary and the Temple of Pompeii please look with favor on my devotion. Amen.`
Final prayer during the thanksgiving part of the Novena – pray with this invocation during the second 27 days of the
`What have I to offer you, Oh, Queen, rich in mercy and magnificence? What remains of my life I dedicate to you, and to the propagating of your cult everywhere, Oh, Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeii, through whose invocation the grace of the Lord has visited me.
I shall promote the devotion of your rosary;
I shall tell everyone of the mercy you have obtained for me; I shall always proclaim your goodness towards me, so that others as well, unworthy as I and sinners, may turn to you with confidence.
If all the world only knew how good you are, how compassionate with those who suffer,
all creatures would turn to you. Amen."
October 4 is the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi, and it is also when the Synod of the Bishops commence (October 4-29).
If you want to finish your 54-days Novena on October 4, you have commence on August 12.
(we do remember what happened on the Friday before the Synod in Oct 2019
with the introduction of idolatry in the Vatican Garden, with Pope Francis and a Amazonian priestess)
October 8 is the Feast Day of Saint Bridget of Sweden, patron saint of Europe.
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