The bishops of the United States have received an invitation from Archbishop Jerome Listecki of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, who is the episcopal advisor of the Rosary Evangelization Apostolate, to join together in prayer for 54 days from Aug. 15, the feast of the Assumption of Mary into heaven, until Oct. 7, the feast of the Holy Rosary. [Remember Lepanto!]continue at The Compass
The invitation is very simple: to pray the rosary once a day for 54 days, in support of marriages and families. We will pray for the safe travel of the Holy Father and for all of those traveling to see and pray with the Holy Father at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September. We will also remember to pray for the successful outcome of the Synod of Bishops on Marriage and Family Life in Rome in October.
The custom with a “54-Day Rosary Novena,” is to pray 27 days of petition (asking for something) and 27 days thanking God for answering the prayer of petition. Many people who have agreed to pray this rosary novena in this way claim that very difficult situations have been cleared up and impossible requests have been answered in a very powerful way.
Well, it doesn't hurt to start a few days late.
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