54 Day Rosary Novena (August 15th to October 7th)

On March 3, 1884 (in the same year Pope Leo XIII wrote the prayer to St. Michael, and exactly 33 years before the Fatima apparitions), a young girl named Fortuna Agrelli was graced with an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary and given this special devotion which she passed onto others.

At the time, young Fortuna was ill with 3 separate incurable diseases and her doctors had given up on her case saying it was hopeless. In desperation, the young girl and her family began a novena of Rosaries.

Our Lady appeared to the girl, sitting upon a high throne, surrounded by luminous figures, holding the Divine Child on Her lap, and in Her hand a Rosary.

The sick girl greeted the Blessed Virgin with the following words: “Queen of the Holy Rosary, be gracious to me, restore me to health! I have already prayed to Thee in a novena, O Mary, but have not yet experienced Thy aid. I am so anxious to be cured!”

“Child,” responded the Blessed Virgin, “you have invoked Me by various titles and have always obtained favors from Me. Now, since you have called Me by that title so pleasing to Me, ‘Queen of the Most Holy Rosary’, I can no longer refuse the favor 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 the young girl and said, “Whoever desires to obtain favors from Me should make three novenas of the prayers of the Rosary, and three novenas in thanksgiving.”

Obeying Our Lady’s instructions, the young girl was healed and restored to perfect health.

54-Day Rosary Novena

Traditionally a novena is nine days. Thus, Our Lady’’s words to young Fortuna — “make three novenas of the prayers of the Rosary in petition, and three novenas in thanksgiving.”

The novena consists of five decades of the Rosary (one set of mysteries) each day for twenty-seven days in petition; then immediately five decades each day for an additional twenty-seven days in thanksgiving, regardless of whether or not the request has been granted yet.

So began six novenas of Rosaries — which became known as the 54-day Rosary Novena.

To do the novena properly — one must pray the Rosary for 54 consecutive days, without missing a day, and must pray the particular Mystery indicated for that day following the correct sequence.

That is, the first day of the novena always begins with the Joyful Mysteries (regardless of what day of the week the novena is started); the second day, the Sorrowful Mysteries are prayed; and the third day of the novena, the Glorious Mysteries are prayed.

The fourth day of the novena begins again with the Joyful Mysteries and continues on in that sequence throughout the 54 days of the novena.

The first 27 days are prayed with the intention of petition. The second half are prayed with the intention of thanksgiving.

People have asked over time about the Luminous Mysteries — this novena was given by Our Lady as noted above in 1884 and only allows for the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries.

The Miraculous Rosary Novena

It has been reported that the miracle of young Fortuna’s cure upon praying the 54-day Rosary Novena, made a deep impression on Pope Leo XIII. He wrote 17 encyclicals on the Rosary and urged all Christians to love the Rosary and pray it fervently. Over the years, countless supernatural miracles and answered prayers have been attributed to praying this very powerful 54 Day Rosary Novena.

In light of the upheavals brought about from the pandemic and civil unrest, we will offer the novena for its end.

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). 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) which thou in thy love hast obtained for me. Hail, Mary, etc.

THE SORROWFUL 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, blood red roses to remind thee of the passion of thy divine Son, with Whom thou didst so fully partake of its bitterness, each rose 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 blood red roses to remind thee of the passion of thy divine Son, with Whom thou didst so fully partake of its bitterness each rose 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 Agony in the Garden – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these blood red roses with a petition for the virtue of resignation to the will of God and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Scourging at the Pillar – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these blood red roses with a petition for the virtue of mortification and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Crowning with Thorns – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these blood red roses with a petition for the virtue of humility and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Carrying of the Cross – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these blood red roses with a petition for the virtue of patience in adversity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

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

Concluding Prayer: I bind these blood red roses with a petition for the virtue of love of our enemies 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). 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) which thou in thy love hast obtained for me. Hail, Mary, etc.

THE GLORIOUS 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, full-blown white roses, tinged with the red of the passion, to remind thee of thy glories, fruits of the sufferings of thy Son and thee, each rose 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 full blown white roses, tinged with the red of the passion, to remind thee of thy glories, fruits of the sufferings of thy Son and thee each rose 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 bast 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.

For each of the following Mysteries, say: Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

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

Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of faith and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

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

Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of hope and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Descent of the Holy Spirit – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

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

The Assumption of Mary – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of union with Christ and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Coronation of the Blessed Mother – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of union with thee 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). 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) which thou in thy love hast obtained for me. Hail, Mary, etc.

Once again, this 54 day Rosary novena begins on Saturday, August 15th and ends on October 7th.

You may also join Fr. Richard Heilman’s email list for daily updates here

First Friday Life Chain at Warminster Planned Parenthood

finalpicPeople will come, Ray.  People will most definitely come.”  This line is part of a dramatic speech given by James Earl Jones character, Terence Mann, in the iconic baseball movie, “Field of Dreams.”

We staged our own version of “Field of Dreams” at August’s First Friday Life Chain outside of Planned Parenthood on Louis Drive in Warminster. On a drizzling Friday morning in the midst of both a pandemic and summer vacation time, over 60 men, women and children lined both sides of the street (within CDC guidelines) in the name of compassion and prayer for the mothers and their unborn children entering the hallways of Planned Parenthood.

The invitation continues to spread within the area’s pro-life community to attend this monthly life chain and the people did not disappoint.

Pat Stanton, our longtime leader and LIFE supporter was there as usual and advised that there were 10 women inside PP awaiting surgical abortions or abortifacient drugs and urged more prayers in the hopes of saving valuable and vulnerable lives from losing the right to their own life through abortion and perhaps saving their moms from a lifetime of thinking what could have been. He mentioned that earlier in the week there was a confirmed baby saved from abortion at PP.

If you have never attended a pro-life event but are feeling a nudge about getting involved, please join us every first Friday of the month outside of the Planned Parenthood facility on Louis Drive from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.  You will meet some of the most dedicated people in this ministry who are willing to offer assistance to any moms seeking it and you also will learn about upcoming pro-life events. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Let us continue on this monthly journey to fill  Louis Drive.  As we have seen this past Friday, people will come…they will most definitely come!

 

Pregnancy & Assistance Resources:

Community Women’s Center of America: 215-826-8090

A Baby’s Breath:  484 571-5540

Post Abortive Assistance:

Rachel’s Vineyard: 877-467-3463

Murphy’s Democratic Governors Association Receives $100,000 from Planned Parenthood

 

The following is a press release from Marie Tasy, Executive Director
New Jersey Right to Life. 

Democrat Governors Association led by NJ Governor Murphy Receives Donation from Planned Parenthood Abortion Business after receiving $20M+ in NJ state budget

 

MurphyAugust 7, 2020– Today’s NJ Advance Media reports that Governor Murphy helped raise $18.6 million as Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) over the last six months.    The article also states that Planned Parenthood donated $100,000 to the DGA.  Given the fact that Murphy has allocated an unprecedented $23+ million in taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood in FY 2020 and he is the current Chair of the DGA, the IRS and DOJ should investigate whether taxpayer dollars provided by Murphy and the Democrat-controlled legislature are being funneled through Planned Parenthood to give to Murphy’s DGA.

On June 30, NJ Governor Phil Murphy Signed a Supplemental Appropriation Bill (A3/S20) which allocated $3.814 Million for Planned Parenthood.   Governor Murphy and the Democrat-controlled Legislature previously allocated $20 Million this year to the abortion lobbying group and Governor Murphy planned to allocate another $20 million in the FY 2021 budget to the abortion business.  It should be noted that these taxpayer funds to Planned Parenthood are allocated without voter approval.  Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions in the nation.   They are also a private, non-profit, political organization that financially supports the Governor and many members of the current party in power at election time.

Now, with this new revelation, it appears that there may also be a quid pro quo arrangement with Planned Parenthood to funnel some of the taxpayer money back to Murphy’s DGA which should, at the very least, warrant an investigation by federal and state authorities.

Virtual Homeschooling Pro-Life Conference; Hosted by Students for Life of America

 

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Are you interested in getting more involved in the Pro-Life Generation, and working to change hearts and minds for life?

Students for Life of America is bringing homeschool groups from around the country together for the first ever Homeschool Summit!

JOIN US via Zoom on Tuesday, August 11th at 8 PM CST/9 PM EST to learn how to recruit and retain members, take advantage of the biggest opportunities, and engage others in impactful conversations for life!!!

For more information and to register please visit: https://studentsforlife.org/homeschoolsummit/

Help Pro-Life Candidates Get Elected

The following is from Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America.

I have some exciting news from our friends at the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), our allies to elect pro-life candidates and educate voters to #VoteProLifeFirst.

Right now, they are looking for people in eight key states who are willing to be trained to knock doors and ask a targeted group of voters a few simple questions and give them important information about the pro-life candidates in their area.

If you don’t live in one of these states, please consider passing this email along to friends who do! We’d also love you to get involved in SFLAction’s nation-wide efforts—sign up at voteprolifefirst.com.

The states SBA List is looking for canvassers in:

Florida
Pennsylvania
Arizona
Texas
Montana
Michigan
North Carolina

SBA List will train everyone, provide the talking points to help you be effective, and select the specific homes to visit.

This is a paid canvassing opportunity and the hours are flexible!

Participants must be 16 or older, able to abide by strict daily reporting requirements, and in harmony with a pro-life mission.

Contact Ella Witt at ella@sbalistfield.org to sign up or learn more about this opportunity!

Thank you for helping us make a difference for life in 2020!

August To-Do List

Hard to believe that it is August, and we’re more than half way through the summer.

The 8th month of the year can serve as a time to get in much needed family vacation before school is back in session. Sadly, the pandemic has put everyone’s plans on hold. Some are still unsure due to the unprecedented times.

The good news is Voices for Life has a to-do list throughout the month that can help you channel your Covid-19 frustrations in helping to advance the pro-life message. This list is applicable for your daily pro-life conviction.

  1. See Trump Card

It should come as no surprise that Dinesh D’Sousa, an immigrant of India, is not done defending the core principles of America. For the last eight years, he has been on the New York Times bestseller’s list, been falsely convicted for fraud, and has produced documentaries that have been game changers. His latest project, “Trump Card” is slated to be released on Friday, August 7th. Due to the temporary closing of movie theaters, you can view the documentary on-demand.

He played a pivotal role in exposing Hillary Clinton’s past which helped Donald Trump become the 45th President of the United States with “Hillary’s America”.

In addition, his most recent book United States of Socialism, is out now. To make your purchase, visit here.

2. Holy Hour/Mass for Life

Many states have masses back in session (with restrictions). Some of the faithful should be encouraged to host a Holy Hour for an end to abortion. St. Teresa of Calcutta once believed that if every Catholic made a weekly Holy Hour, we would see an end to abortion. So what are you waiting for? Even if you can’t bring one to you church, make one on your accordance.

3. Take part in vigils in your community

Connect with your local pro-life coalition and find out about vigil locations and times. Pray with your family, college, or even church group. Create a sign that advertises free help with contact information.

4. Host a pro-life committee meeting in your church

Gather people in your parish or church and discuss ways you can help get the pro-life message to your community all around with another pivotal election approaching.

5. Donate to pro-life charity

Give anything you have to advance many pro-life groups making a difference. Some groups include: Generation Life, The Culture Project, St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation, Guiding Star, and Susan B Anthony List to name a few.

6. Work for Susan B Anthony List

The Susan B Anthony List is gearing up to help reach out to voters as the 2020 elections are coming very soon. They are hiring in many battleground states. To learn more, visit here.

7. Purchase Stork: Sowing Season

An indie author recently came out with an amazing book that promotes a pro-life message. To order your copy, visit here. It will make an excellent read in your backyard with a cold drink or while you’re catching rays at the beach.

8. Sign up for 40 Days for Life

The 40 Days for Life campaign begins on Wednesday, September 23rd and ends the weekend before the General Election. The spring campaign was interrupted with the pandemic. Now, with many states putting this phenomenon behind, it is time to go all in to save lives, pray for the workers, help moms choose life, and make a difference in your community.

9. Sidewalk Servants

Even though we’re a long way from the next 40 Days for Life campaign, there are babies being murdered every day. Your presence for at least an hour two during the week will make an impact on the abortion industry. Learn more about sidewalk servants here. Consider starting one in your community.

Planned Parenthood Uses Weapons of Lies and Deceptions in the War Against Mothers and their Unborn Babies

Before 1973, Planned Parenthood knew they had to convince Americans that women had a right to abortion. PP realized Congress would never pass a law legalizing abortion. They set on a path paved with lies and deception which led to the Roe v Wade US Supreme Court Decision to make abortion legal in all 50 states. To this day, PP continues to promote abortion by continuing to use deceptive language and outright lies.

Roe v Wade

Regarding deception, Planned Parenthood used Norma McCorvey, (Jane Roe) a vulnerable pregnant women to make their case for abortion based on a lie that she was raped. View her story here.

Deceptive Language

Planned Parenthood began a mission to change language to continue to give abortion legitimacy to convince women that abortion was her right.

PP used language to dehumanize a child in the womb. An ‘unborn baby, became a blob of cells, products of conception, zygote, embryo, fetus. Using the term ‘baby’ is forbidden inside PP walls when ‘counselors’ are convincing a pregnant mom that abortion is the right decision.

The ‘Right to Life’ in the Declaration of Independence was replaced with the ‘Right to Choose’. The deception is they never complete that phrase. The right to choose what? Where to choose to live, work, vacation, etc. None of these, but the right to choose death for an unborn child. The mantra, ‘my body, my choice’ became the constant refrain from radical feminists.

Ultrasound

One of the most powerful tools in this battle for life is the ultrasound. PP has to determine the gestational age and size of the baby. This helps the abortionist determine the method to be used in killing the baby. View various methods of abortion here. PP will never show the sonogram to the mother as the baby moves within her womb. The reason? Pregnancy Crisis Centers know that when they show a mother her baby in the ultrasound, up to 80% choose life.

Abortion Alternative Counseling

Post abortive women have recounted the lack of counseling concerning alternatives to abortion, including referral to pregnancy centers, mothers homes and adoption.* Because abortion is PP’s big money maker, dissuading a pregnant woman is not encouraged.

*There are over 3,000 Pregnancy Care Centers across our nation offering free services. Adoption services, local pregnancy care centers and comprehensive help with housing, clothing, education, and child care are available in every state.

Mammograms

The lie that PP does mammograms has been disproved. Source

Health Care

Since the main business of PP is abortion, the deceptive term ‘women’s health care’ is a feel good phrase to convince women that PP is an organization they can trust in a crisis pregnancy.

 

Pennsylvania Action Alert! Hold State Health Department & Gov Wolf Accountable for Lack of Abortion Center Inspections

Please read the information below from the Pennsylvania Pro-life Federation and contact your State Legislators today!

Take Action
No abortion center inspection reports have been posted on the Pennsylvania Health Department website since early February. Is the Health Department failing to inspect abortion facilities because of the COVID-19 pandemic? Or is the Department lagging woefully behind in posting to its website inspections that have already been completed?
Please call and email your state Representative and state Senator with this urgent message: Please hold the state Health Department and Governor Tom Wolf accountable. Please tell them abortion facilities need to be inspected, and the results need to be posted on the Health Department website.
For background information, please see the National Right to Life article on the situation here 
If you do not know who your state representative and state senator are, or you need contact information, please use this link. 
Thank you for making these important calls and sending these vital emails.

The Opening of the Pandora Box and How Pro-Lifers Can Seize The Moment

Over the weekend, pro-lifers engaged in the annual National Pro-Life Chalk Day. This event, hosted by Students for Life of America, encourages their young activists to chalk the pro-life message outside of the abortion facilities.

Recently, the phrase “Black Lives Matter” was painted outside of a public street in many cities, particularly in Washington, DC. Pro-Life students took up the gauntlet by chalking the phrase “Black Preborn Lives Matter”.

The bold move was met by hostile acts from pro-abort volunteers. In particular, a group in Raleigh smeared the message by shoving their feet smearing the chalk and even pouring water on the ground. Meanwhile, in DC, pro-lifers that chalked the same message outside of the Planned Parenthood’s Carol Whitehall Center, were apprehended by Metropolitan Police. The charges were “defacing public or private property”.

Irony: they had a permit to do so and someone is at fault.

The fact that DC Mayor Muriel Bowser allowed the Marxist phrase “Black Lives Matter” to be painted in front of the White House, yet “Black Preborn Lives Matter” was not welcomed in her city.

Even members of the Metropolitan Police noted that this has opened a “Pandora Box”. Let us keep it open by making the message know and keep calling the abortion industry out for its daily murdering of innocent black pre-born babies.