Monday, January 23, 2012

54-Day Rosary Novena to Start Tomorrow, January 24th

 I am SO ready for this!!

Who else is in???

     Tomorrow we will start the 54-day Rosary Novena to purposely end on the vigil of St. Joseph's feast day. Hopefully the automatic reminders on Happy is the Husband will kick in! Join the list now to get those reminders.  You can probably start on the 25th because the reminders do not necessarily have Leap Day taken into consideration.

    Please leave your intentions.....listed or private.....or annonymous...through
me........even if you cannot pray the novena.......we can pray for you!

     More information about the Rosary Novena:

  The "54-day Rosary Novena" is an uninterrupted series of Rosaries in honor of
Our Lady, revealed to the incurably sick Fortuna Agrelli by Our Lady of Pompeii
at Naples in 1884. For thirteen months Fortuna Agrelli had endured dreadful
sufferings 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 marvellous. Blessed
Virgin said: "Child, thou has invoked me by various titles and hast always
obtained favours from me. Now, since thou hast called me by that title so
pleasing to me, 'Queen of the Holy Rosary,' I can no longer refuse the favour
thou dost petition; for this name is most precious and dear to me. Make three
novenas, and thou shalt 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." 
     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 Sorrowful Mysteries; on the third day the Glorious Mysteries; on
the fourth day meditate again on the Joyful Mysteries; and so on throughout the
fifty-four days.

This is an old website, add the Luminous if you wish.

      If you put "54 day rosary novena" into will find some great

     For those of you in unhappy marriages, or feeling desperate.......perhaps
for a conversion of a dh....or for a wayward child........this is a VERY efficacious prayer................the graces just abound!  Many times in ways you might least expect it.  Keep in mind that many people I know sometimes feel like things get worse when they start the Rosary novena....before they get better......we think it must be the Devil wanting to interfere with our prayers!

      PLEASE consider joining us if you are feeling low.

     We will offer it up for all of those on the happyisthehusband list, those reading this blog and others we know, for our vocations, our husbands and our marriages...............and our offspring!!

     I know that many often feel bad if they forget to pray their rosary once starting the are my thoughts:

      Just ask for the graces to remember to pray it every day...................the grace to pick yourself up and just join in when you DO remember. I ask my guardian angel to pray it with me, to remind
me........and, to pray it for me, if I should forget.  And, if you do forget, those of us who do remember, have you covered......just jump back in!  If I only forget one day, I sometimes try to make it up over the next day or so.

      There are graces available to you from every rosary you DO so worth it.
     You can use an audio version of the rosary to help keep you focused.  I have downloaded these from The Rosary Army to listen to on my iPhone.  You can listen on your computer, your iPod or save to a CD.  I use it when I work or drive if it looks like I will have trouble finding a time to stop and pray at home.
     Looking forward to praying with you and for you!


                 Chari & Willa

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