The prayers that we say at the beginning and end of the rosary:
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
First 27 Days of the 54-Day Rosary Novena, 11 March 2012 - 06 April 2012 - GOOD FRIDAY (Novena of Petition)
Our dearest Mother Mary, behold us, your children at Catholic Critters of Sparkpeople, in prayer at your feet. Accept this Holy Rosary, which we offer you in accordance with your requests at Fatima, as proof of our tender love for you, for the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in atonement for the offenses committed against your Immaculate Heart, and for these special favours which we earnestly request in our Rosary Novena (Mention our intentions):
Second 27 Days of 54-Day Rosary Novena, 07 April (HOLY SATURDAY) 2012 - 03 May 2012 (Novena of Thanksgiving):
Dear Jesus, through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary, Queen of the Most Holy rosary, enter our hearts as we meditate on the mysteries of your life in thanksgiving for the granting of Catholic Critters' prayer requests, some of which has been answered, some of which are still awaiting your plan... (mention our intentions)
Blessed Mother, we beg you to present our petitions (prayers of thanksgiving) to your Divine Son. If you will pray for us, we cannot be refused. We know, dearest Mother, that you want us to seek God's Holy Will concerning our requests. If what we ask for should not be granted, pray that we may receive that which will be of greater benefit to our soul.
We offer you this spiritual bouquet of Roses because we love you. We put all our confidence in you, since your prayers before God are most powerful. For the greater glory of God and for the sake of Jesus, your loving Son, hear and grant our prayers. Sweet Heart of Mary, be our salvation.
Here we pray the mystery of the day: Day 01 = 01 January = Joyful Mystery Day 02 = 02 January = Luminous Mystery Day 03 = 03 January = Sorrowful Mystery Day 04 = 04 January = Glorious Mystery ...repeat the sequence J-L-S-G...
After the Rosary:
Hail Holy Queen...
Let us pray, O God, whose only Begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation. Grant, we beseech thee, that meditating upon the mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise through the same Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
The MEMORARE Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, we fly unto thee O Virgin of virgins, our mother, to thee we come, before thee we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer us at Catholic Critters. Amen.
The Magnificat (The Divine Office) My soul glorifies the Lord, My spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour. He looks forth on His servant in her lowliness; Henceforth, all ages will call me blessed. The Almighty works marvels for me. Holy His Name! His mercy is from age to age, On those who fear Him. He puts forth His arm in strength And scatters the proud-hearted. He casts the mighty from their thrones and raises the lowly. He fills the starving with good things, sends the rich away empty. He protects Israel, His servant, Remembering His mercy, The mercy promised to our fathers, To Abraham and his descendants for ever.
We can also add the Litany of The Blessed Virgin Mary, if we wish.
Thank you, Dee, for answering BEACHGIRL's questions!
BEACHGIRL - we do say some prayers at the beginning of the rosary novena and some at the end. I do not follow any specific novena guidelines regarding attending Mass or going to confession (just the regular ones that we all should, ).
Feel free to participate at Mass and frequent confession as often as you are able.
I am about to post the prayers in the Novena thread.
I will put the link here when I have done that.
What if we woke up tomorrow with only those things that we thanked God for today?
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I love going to church unfortunately i have to be at work at 7 am and none of the parishes along the way have a mass earlier than that. I used to have a later schedule so i could catch the mass on the Catholic channel on XM Radio and every morning i was able to do that my day was always better for it because even though i was driving i was able to find a certain peace. So yeah, you are one of the lucky ones!
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Thank you, i read that already but i was looking at other sites about the novena there were additional prayers and one site devoted to this novena even said something about receiving communion as frequently as possible since there are no churches in my area with evening masses 2 times a week would be the best i could do on that front so I just wanted confirmation that what i read was correct. thank you again for the help
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A novena is a recitation of prayers for a set length of time. Usually a novena is said for nine days (novena is Latin for 9, I believe).
I'm sure you have all heard about the Catholic prayer of the Rosary. As it says on the HolyRosary.org website, "The word Rosary means 'Crown of Roses'. Our Lady has revealed to several people that each time they say a Hail Mary they are giving her a beautiful rose and that each complete Rosary makes her a crown of roses."
Usually, when one prays a Rosary, it consists of 5 decades. Each decade is recited in honor of a mystery in Our Lord's Life and that of his Blessed Mother.
The "54-day Rosary Novena" is an uninterrupted series of Rosaries in honor of Our Lady. The Novena consists of five decades of the Rosary each day for twenty-seven days in petition; followed immediately after with five decades each day for twenty-seven days in thanksgiving, whether or not the requests have been granted.
The meditations vary from day to day. On the first day meditate on the Joyful Mysteries, on the second day the Light Mysteries, on the third day the Sorrowful Mysteries, on the fourth day meditate on the Glorious Mysteries, and so on throughout the fifty-four days.
On a personal note, I used to mix up the order until I realized that it was the order of Jesus' life:
* Joyful - for His Birth and Early Life * Luminous - for His Teaching ministry * Sorrowful - for His Passion and Death * Glorious - for His Resurrection and the Birth of the Church
This link explains how to pray the rosary, and in also contains some scriptural passages to help avoid distractions when meditating on the mysteries:
This explains the rosary Novena in more detail:
Post intentions here:
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I think I started this novena before but it was more than 20 years ago so i am not sure however I remember finding a blue and red novena booklet of my mom's and deciding to do it. I got off track when I went away and misplaced the booklet for a few days so i didn't finish it. Here is my question, Is it just saying the rosary everyday for the correct mystery for 27 days and then repeating it for another 27 days in thanksgiving or is there additional prayers? another thing i was wondering about is if I must go to confession on a regular basis while saying the rosary? I do go to confession but i do not go weekly and i want to be sure i am properly following the guidelines of the rosary. I am assuming there is not a problem about what time of day i say the rosary either because i am not always able to say my rosary at exactly the same time of day everyday.
Thank you for the info, I am currently saying the rosary every day and i do try to attend the novena to our lady of perpetual help at one of the local churches but it has been a long time since i have done a sustained novena.
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