54-Day Rosary Novena

A blessed Lent to each!

The 54-day Rosary Novena may be started as follows:
Start on Ash Wednesday:
March 5, 2014
End on Divine Mercy Sunday:
April 27, 2014

This post has background information. The next post will have the first Mystery and the days it is to be prayed. The post that follow will have the prayers to be said at the end of each Mystery. Then the three remaining Mysteries will follow. Thereafter, the post will only state which day it is and refer back to the post for the prayer/s of that day.

Hope this makes sense! Happy praying!

Luz Maria

Origin

In an apparition of Our Lady of Pompeii, which occurred in 1884 at Naples, in the house of Commander Agrelli, the heavenly Mother deigned to make known the manner in which she desires to be invoked. For thirteen months Fortuna Agrelli, the daughter of the Commander, had endured dreadful sufferings and torturous cramps. The most celebrated physicians had given up.

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 Saint Dominic and Saint Catherine of Siena. The throne was profusely decorated with flowers; the beauty of Our Lady was marvellous.

Mary looked upon the sufferer with maternal tenderness and the patient saluted her with the 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, “thou hast 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”.

This miracle of the Rosary made a very deep impression on Pope Leo XIII, and greatly contributed to the fact that in so many circular letters, he urged all Christians to love the Rosary and say it fervently.

Method
The 54 Day Rosary Novena consists of five decades of the Rosary each day for 27 days in petition; then immediately five decades each day for 27 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 and on the fourth day the Luminous Mysteries; and so on throughout the 54 days.

Follow the format of the prayers for each of the mysteries as outlined in the guide below. This is an arduous novena but it is a novena of love. If you are sincere, you will not find it difficult to obtain your request.

Should you not obtain the favour you seek, be assured that the Rosary Queen, who knows what each one stands most in need of, has heard your prayer. You will not have prayed in vain. No prayer ever went unheard and Our Blessed Lady has never been known to fail.

Look upon each Hail Mary as a rare and beautiful rose which you lay at Mary’s feet. These spiritual roses, bound in a wreath with Spiritual Communions, will be a most pleasing and acceptable gift to her and will bring down upon you special graces.

scborromeo.org/prayers/rosary.pdf in case the it is needed.
The names of prayers are between «».
The Hail Mary, Our Father, etc. are only on this posting.

The Joyful Mysteries
Petition: March 5; 9; 13; 17; 21; 25; and 29.
Thanksgiving: April 2; 6; 10; 14; 18; 22; and 26

1 x The Sign of the Cross

1 x Hail Mary

«Hail Mary»
Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now
and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Hail! Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At your feet I humbly pray and offer you a crown of snow-white roses, to remind you of your joys. Each ten bound together, recalling to you a joyful mystery, with my petition for a particular grace.

In the 27 days of petition pray: O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces and mother of all who invoke your holy name. Do not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As you graciously receive my gift, I humbly implore you to receive my petition; from your bounty I rest assured that you will grant me the favour I so trustingly seek.

In the 27 days of thanksgiving pray: O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces and mother of all who invoke your holy name. Do not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As you graciously receive my gift, I kindly implore you to receive my thanksgiving; from your bounty you have granted me the favour I so trustingly sought.

1 x Apostles’ Creed, 1 x Our Father, 3 x Hail Marys and 1 x Glory Be.

«Apostles’ Creed»

  1. I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of Heaven and Earth.
  2. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
  3. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
  4. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.
  5. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again.
  6. He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
  7. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
  8. I believe in the Holy Spirit,
  9. the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints,
  10. the forgiveness of sins,
  11. the resurrection of the body,
  12. and life everlasting.
    Amen.

**«Our Father» **
Our Father,
who art in Heaven;
hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done,
on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day
our daily bread
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

**«Glory Be» **

  • Glory be to the Father
    and to the Son
    and to the Holy Spirit.
    As it was in the beginning,
    is now and ever shall be,
    world without end. Amen.

First Joyful Mystery – The Annunciation
Sweet Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Annunciation, when the angel Gabriel appeared to you with the news that you were to become the Mother of God. He greeted you with that sublime salutation, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with thee!” and you did humbly submit yourself to the will of the Father, responding: “Behold the handmaid of the Lord. Be it done unto me according to thy word”, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

**«The Fatima Prayer» **
O my Jesus,
forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of hell.
Lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those in most need of Thy mercy.

Then say: I bind these snow-white roses with a petition for the grace of humility and humbly lay this bouquet at your feet.

Second Joyful Mystery – The Visitation
Sweet Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Visitation, when, upon your visit to your holy cousin, Elizabeth, she greeted you with the prophetic utterance, “Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb!” and you answered with that canticle of canticles, the Magnificat, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

**Then say: **I bind these snow-white roses with a petition for the grace of charity towards my neighbor and humbly lay this bouquet at your feet.

Third Joyful Mystery – The Nativity
Sweet Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Nativity of Our Lord, when, your time being completed, you brought forth, O holy Virgin, the redeemer of the world in a stable at Bethlehem; whereupon choirs of angels filled the Heavens with their exultant song of praise – “Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace to men of goodwill”, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

Then say: I bind these snow-white roses with a petition for the grace of detachment from the world and humbly lay this bouquet at your feet.

Fourth Joyful Mystery – The Presentation
Sweet Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Presentation, when, in obedience to the Law of Moses, you presented the Child in the temple, where the holy prophet Simeon, taking the Child in his arms, offered thanks to God for allowing him to look upon his Saviour, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

Then say: I bind these snow-white roses with a petition for the grace of purity and humbly lay this bouquet at your feet.

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Fifth Joyful Mystery – The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple
Sweet Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple, when, having sought Him for three days, distressed and anxious at His absence, your heart was gladdened when you found Him in the temple speaking to the doctors; and upon your request, He obediently returned home, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

Then say: I bind these snow-white roses with a petition for the grace of true wisdom and humbly lay this bouquet at your feet.

1 x The Concluding Prayers for all the Mysteries

The Concluding Prayers for all the Mysteries

The following prayers are said after all the five mysteries for any category are completed. There are four overarching categories (Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous) and five underlying mysteries per category. So take the Joyful Mysteries as an example: Once you have completed The Annunciation, The Visitation, The Birth of Jesus, The Presentation and Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple, then you pray these concluding prayers. They are not said after each underlying mystery (meaning five times per Rosary), only once at the end of the five. So you end up saying them once a day. Please note that the concluding prayers are the same for any category (Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous).

Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, really present in the most Holy Sacrament of the altar, since I cannot now receive you under the Sacramental Veil, I beseech you, with a heart full of love and longing, to come spiritually into my soul through the immaculate heart of Your most Holy Mother, and abide with me forever.

In the 27 days of petition pray: Sweet Mother Mary, I offer you this Spiritual Communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon your brow. O my Mother! Look with favour upon my gift, and in your love obtain for me (specify request here).

**In the 27 days of thanksgiving pray: **Sweet Mother Mary, I offer you this Spiritual Communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon your brow in thanksgiving for (specify request here).

After you have said the above, you conclude with the following:

1 x Hail Mary

1 x Hail Holy Queen
*A few words: When reading the first sentence, most people confuse what they are “hailing”. You are not hailing your life, your sweetness and your hope, those components are actually in reference to our Mother Mary. Although the prayer is read with the second “hail” flowing directly to the phrase “our life”, its true meaning is much better understood if the second “hail” was completely removed. Reread the first sentence without the second “hail”. Please note that the second “hail” must be said but it’s important to understand that the Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy is the one who is in fact our life, our sweetness and our hope, we are not “hailing” those three things. *

«Hail Holy Queen»
Hail, Holy Queen,
Mother of Mercy,
hail our life, our sweetness and our hope!
To thee do we cry
poor banished children of Eve;
to thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping
in this vale of tears.
Turn then,
O most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy towards us
and after this our exile
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb,
Jesus;
O clement,
O loving,
O sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
O God, whose only-begotten Son,
by His life, death and resurrection has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life;
grant, we beseech you,
that meditating on these mysteries of the most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
we may both imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise,
through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

1 x Prayer to St Michael the Archangel

**«Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel» **
St Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray
and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
thrust into Hell Satan
and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen.

1 x Memorare

**«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 thy intercession,
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee,
O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To thee I come, before thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petition,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Amen.

1 x The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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This is too cool, and great work!

Thank you very much, Luz. May God bless you abundantly.

It is a beautiful devotion that I’ve completed many times, and received multiple miracles from!!!

Thank you for posting this Luz Maria, I’m glad to see this reminder pop up just in time for Lent. I still haven’t finalized what my novena is going to be for but I’m leaning towards asking for freedom and strength from two vices that I’m very weak with (gluttony and sloth). I believe this novena during Lent will be very effective and filled with graces and I hope many, many people take advantage of it :slight_smile:

The Concluding Prayers for all the Mysteries

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**«The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary» **
Lord, have mercy ---------------------------- Lord, have mercy
Christ, have mercy -------------------------- Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy ---------------------------- Lord, have mercy
Christ, hear us -------------------------------- Christ, graciously hear us
God the Father of Heaven ----------------- Have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world — Have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit --------------------------- Have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, One God ----------------------- Have mercy on us
Holy Mary --------------------- Pray for us {Repeat}
Holy Mother of God
Holy Virgin of virgins
Mother of Christ
Mother of divine grace
Mother most pure
Mother most chaste
Mother inviolate
Mother undefiled
Mother most amiable
Mother most admirable
Mother of good counsel
Mother of our Creator
Mother of our Saviour
Virgin most prudent
Virgin most venerable
Virgin most renowned
Virgin most powerful
Virgin most merciful
Virgin most faithful
Mirror of justice
Seat of wisdom
Cause of our joy
Spiritual vessel
Vessel of honour
Singular vessel of devotion
Mystical rose
Tower of David
Tower of ivory
House of gold
Ark of the Covenant
Gate of Heaven
Morning star
Health of the sick
Refuge of sinners
Comforter of the afflicted
Help of Christians
Queen of Angels
Queen of Patriarchs
Queen of Prophets
Queen of Apostles
Queen of Martyrs
Queen of Confessors
Queen of Virgins
Queen of all Saints
Queen conceived without original sin
Queen assumed into Heaven
Queen of the most Holy Rosary
Queen of Peace

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world ------------------Spare us, O Lord
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world ------------------Graciously hear us, O Lord
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world ------------------Have mercy on us

**V. **Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ

Let us pray:
Lord God,
give to Your people the joy of continual health in mind and body.
With the prayers of the Virgin Mary to help us,
guide us through the sorrows of this life to eternal happiness in the life to come.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Your Son,
who lives and reigns, with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God,
forever and ever.
Amen.

1 x Sign of the Cross

A little tip:
When we pray the Rosary and one of us is doing something with the hands (cooking, etc.), that person places the Rosary in a pocket. Then, when the person keeping track comes to the last Hail Mary, s/he starts the second part thus: “Glory. Holy Mary, Mother. . . “ Then the person praying the first part of the prayers knows to pray the Glory Be.

The Sorrowful Mysteries
**Petition: **March 6; 10; 14; 18; 22; 26; and 30.
Thanksgiving: April 3; 7; 11; 15; 19; 23; and 27.

1 x The Sign of the Cross

1 x Hail Mary

Hail! Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At your feet I humbly pray and offer you a crown of blood-red roses, in remembrance of the passion of your divine Son. Each ten bound together, recalling to you a sorrowful mystery, with my petition for a particular grace.

**In the 27 days of petition pray: **O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces and mother of all who invoke your holy name. Do not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As you graciously receive my gift, I humbly implore you to receive my petition; from your bounty I rest assured that you will grant me the favour I so trustingly seek.

In the 27 days of thanksgiving pray: O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces and mother of all who invoke your holy name. Do not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As you graciously receive my gift, I kindly implore you to receive my thanksgiving; from your bounty you have granted me the favour I so trustingly sought.

1 x Apostles’ Creed, 1 x Our Father, 3 x Hail Marys and 1 x Glory Be.

**First Sorrowful Mystery – The Agony in the Garden **
Sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Agony of Our Lord in the Garden, when, in the grotto of the Garden of Olives, Jesus saw the sins of the world unfolded before Him by Satan, who sought to dissuade Him from the sacrifice He was about to make; when, His soul shrinking from the sight, and His precious blood flowing from every pore at the vision of the torture and death He was to undergo, your own sufferings, dear Mother, the future sufferings of His Church, and His own sufferings in the Blessed Sacrament, He cried in anguish, “Abba! Father! If it be possible, let this chalice pass from Me!”; but, immediately resigning Himself to His Father’s will, He prayed, “Not as I will, but as Thou wilt!”, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

**Then say: *I bind these blood-red roses with a petition for the grace of uniformity with the will of God *and humbly lay this bouquet at your feet.

**Second Sorrowful Mystery – The Scourging at the Pillar **
Sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Scourging of Our Lord when, at Pilate’s command, your divine Son, stripped and bound to a pillar, was lacerated from head to foot with cruel scourges and His flesh torn away until His mortified body could bear no more, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

Then say: I bind these blood-red roses with a petition for the grace of mortifying my senses and lay this bouquet at your feet.

**Third Sorrowful Mystery – The Crowning With Thorns **
Sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Crowning of Our Lord with thorns, when, the soldiers, binding about His head a crown of sharp thorns, showered blows upon it, driving the thorns deeply into His head; then, in mock adoration, knelt before Him, crying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

**Then say: **I bind these blood-red roses with a petition for the grace of *courage in tough trials *and lay this bouquet at your feet.

**Fourth Sorrowful Mystery – The Carrying of the Cross **
Sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Carrying of the Cross, when, with the heavy wood of the Cross upon His shoulders, your divine Son was dragged, weak and suffering, yet patient, through the streets, amidst the revilements of the people, to Calvary; falling often, but urged along by the cruel blows of His executioners, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

Then say: I bind these blood-red roses with a petition for the grace of *patience in adversity *and lay this bouquet at your feet.

**Fifth Sorrowful Mystery – The Crucifixion **
Sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Crucifixion, when, your divine Son was nailed to the cross, upon which He died after three hours of indescribable agony, during which time He begged His Father forgiveness of His enemies, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

**Then say: **I bind these blood-red roses with a petition for the grace of *forgiveness *and lay this bouquet at your feet.

1 x The Concluding Prayers for all the Mysteries found here on posts numbers 4 & 9.

The Glorious Mysteries
Petition: March 7; 11; 15; 19; 23; 27; and 31.
**Thanksgiving: ** April 4; 8; 12; 16; 20; and 24.

1 x The Sign of the Cross

1 x Hail Mary

Hail! Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At your feet I humbly pray and offer you a crown of royal-purple roses, to remind you of your glories. Each ten bound together, recalling to you a glorious mystery, with my petition for a particular grace.

In the 27 days of petition pray: O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces and mother of all who invoke your holy name. Do not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As you graciously receive my gift, I humbly implore you to receive my petition; from your bounty I rest assured that you will grant me the favour I so trustingly seek.

**In the 27 days of thanksgiving pray: **O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces and mother of all who invoke your holy name. Do not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As you graciously receive my gift, I kindly implore you to receive my thanksgiving; from your bounty you have granted me the favour I so trustingly sought.

1 x Apostles’ Creed, 1 x Our Father, 3 x Hail Marys and 1 x Glory Be.

**First Glorious Mystery – The Resurrection **
Glorious Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Resurrection of Our Lord from the Dead, when, on the morning of the third day after His death and burial, He arose from the dead and appeared to youvii, dear Mother, and filled your heart with unspeakable joy; then appeared to the holy women and to His disciples, who adored Him as their risen God, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

Then say: I bind these royal-purple roses with a petition for the grace of faith and lay this bouquet at your feet.

**Second Glorious Mystery – Ascension **
Glorious Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Ascension, when your divine Son, after forty days on Earth, went to Mount Olivet accompanied by His disciples, where they adored Him for the last time, after which He promised to remain with them until the end of the world; then, extending His pierced hands over them in a last blessing, He ascended into heaven, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

Then say: I bind these royal-purple roses with a petition for the grace of *desire for Heaven *and lay this bouquet at your feet.

**Third Glorious Mystery – The Descent of the Holy Spirit **
Glorious Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Descent of the Holy Spirit, when, the Apostles being assembled in a house in Jerusalem, the Holy Spirit descended upon them in the form of fiery tongues, inflaming the hearts of the Apostles with the fire of divine love, teaching them all truths and giving to them the gift of tongues, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

**Then say: **I bind these royal-purple roses with a petition for the grace of *receiving the Holy Spirit *and lay this bouquet at your feet.

**Fourth Glorious Mystery – The Assumption of Our Blessed Mother Into Heaven **
Glorious Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of your Assumption into Heaven, when, consumed with the desire to be united with your divine Son, your soul departed from your body and united itself to Him, Who, out of the excessive love He bore for you, His Mother, whose virginal body was His first tabernacle, took that body into Heaven and there, amidst the acclaims of the angels and saints, fused into it your soul, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

Then say: I bind these royal-purple roses with a petition for the grace of true devotion to you, dear mother, and lay this bouquet at your feet.

**Fifth Glorious Mystery – The Coronation of Our Blessed Mother Mary **
Glorious Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of your Coronation in Heaven, when, upon being taken up, you were triply crowned as the August Queen of Heaven by God the Father as His beloved daughter, by God the Son as His dearest mother, and by God the Holy Spirit as His chosen spouse; the most perfect adorer of the Blessed Trinity, pleading our cause as our most powerful and merciful mother, through you, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

**Then say: **I bind these royal-purple roses with a petition for the grace of trust in your intercession and lay this bouquet at your feet.

1 x The Concluding Prayers for all the Mysteries found here on posts numbers 4 & 9.

Thank you for posting this.It is beautiful, I have been trying to decide on my Lenten activity. I will pray this novena for lent.

The Luminous Mysteries
**Petition: **March 8; 12; 16; 20; 24; and 28.
Thanksgiving: April 1; 5; 9; 12; 17; 21; and 25.

1 x The Sign of the Cross

1 x Hail Mary

Hail! Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At your feet I humbly pray and offer you a crown of bright-yellow roses, to remind you of the ministry of your Son. Each ten bound together, recalling to you a luminous mystery, with my petition for a particular grace.

**In the 27 days of petition pray: **O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces and mother of all who invoke your holy name. Do not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As you graciously receive my gift, I humbly implore you to receive my petition; from your bounty I rest assured that you will grant me the favour I so trustingly seek.

**In the 27 days of thanksgiving pray: **O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces and mother of all who invoke your holy name. Do not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As you graciously receive my gift, I kindly implore you to receive my thanksgiving; from your bounty you have granted me the favour I so trustingly sought.

1 x Apostles’ Creed, 1 x Our Father, 3 x Hail Marys and 1 x Glory Be.

**First Luminous Mystery – The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River **
Courageous Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, when your Son, as an example to all, insisted on being baptised by His cousin John and the sky opened and the Holy Spirit came down to Him like a dove and a voice from Heaven said, “You are my own dear Son in whom I am well pleased”, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

Then say: I bind these bright-yellow roses with a petition for the grace of *openness to the Holy Spirit *and humbly lay this bouquet at your feet.

**Second Luminous Mystery – The Wedding of Cana **
Courageous Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the First Miracle of Jesus at the Wedding Feast at Cana, when at your urging, your Son performed the first of His many miracles by helping a couple celebrate their marriage, by changing water into wine of such quality that the chief steward upbraided the host by saying, “Usually people serve the best wine first and save the cheaper wine for last, but you have saved the choice wine for last”, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

Then say: I bind these bright-yellow roses with a petition for the grace of *manifestation through faith *and humbly lay this bouquet at your feet.

**Third Luminous Mystery – The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God **
Courageous Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Proclamation of the Kingdom of God, when your Son revealed that the reign of God has already begun “within us” and we are called to conversion and forgiveness, praying “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven,” I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

Then say: I bind these bright-yellow roses with a petition for the grace of trust in God and humbly lay this bouquet at your feet.

**Fourth Luminous Mystery – The Transfiguration **
Courageous Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Transfiguration, when your Son revealed His glory to His three disciples, appearing on a mountain with Moses and Elijah, His face shining like the sun and a voice from heaven proclaiming, “This is my beloved Son…Listen to him”, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

Then say: I bind these bright-yellow roses with a petition for the grace of desire for holiness and humbly lay this bouquet at your feet.

**Fifth Luminous Mystery – Institution of the Eucharist **
Courageous Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Institution of the Sacrament of the Eucharist, when on the day before He died your Son celebrated the Passover with His disciples and took bread and gave it to them saying, “Take and eat; this is My body” and when dinner was finished He took a cup of wine and shared it with them saying, “Take and drink; this is My blood, which will be given up for you; do this in memory of Me”, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.

**Then say: **I bind these bright-yellow roses with a petition for the grace of adoration of the Eucharist and humbly lay this bouquet at your feet.

1 x The Concluding Prayers for all the Mysteries found here on posts numbers 4 & 9.

Thank you for posting this. Joining the rest of you in prayer

I am so glad you are liking this!

Everything is already posted including the information about on which dates to pray what. My intention is to post each day, ahead of time for those in other areas, what is to take place. Something like this in dark red:

IN PETITION FOR YOUR INTENTIONS
Day #-----------Mystery
1-----------------J
Mar 5, W

Post numbers 2 & 3; then 4 & 9

Wednesday = W
Thursday = Th
Friday = F
Saturday = Sa
Sunday = Su
Monday = M
Tuesday = T

In case it is needed later on:

J = The Joyful Mysteries – Posts 2 & 3. This one has all the prayers written out.
S = The Sorrowful Mysteries - Post # 10
G = The Glorious Mysteries - Post # 11
L = The Luminous Mysteries - Post # 13

What do you think? Do you think I should do that? Should I just leave it since the dates are posted with each Mystery? Will the thread get lost if no one posts for 54 days?

Thanks for cheering me on!

I am praying for a 15-year-old with brain cancer. Since I have not noticed Brother Jay, I think I will pray for him also. It can do no harm.

Have a blessed and fruitful Lent.

A novena generally means 9. Hence saying 9 joyful, 9 sorrowful and 9 glorious mysteries would make up 27. Repeated twice would make it 54.

With the introduction of the luminous mysteries the calculations are thrown out. I wonder if it should really be 9 X 4 = 36 and said twice should be 72 days.

Well, you caught me in the middle of mine - I’m ending mine Easter day. :slight_smile:

You have a great point there, McCartney! This is the only one I found with the luminous mysteries. Should we do the Novenas without the luminous mysteries? If we do that, then we start the Thanksgiving Novenas with the Joyful Mysteries – the way originally intended. As it stands now, the Luminous mysteries start the Thanksgiving set of novenas.

The questions now are: should we make it a 72-day Rosary Novena? It would then be 4 novenas in petition and 4 in thanksgiving. Should we remove the luminous mysteries and keep the original form? Should we just pray it this way? The first day that the luminous mysteries are prayed is this Saturday, March 8.

The forum does not allow for me to make changes to the dates on the posts or remove the post with the luminous mysteries. However, I am open to make the changes I am able.

Have a blessed and fruitful Lent.

I am too late for you! :wink:

How are you doing yours?

With or without the luminous mysteries?

If with the luminous mysteries, did you change it to 72 days?

Thanks!

May Our Lord grant all the blessings Our Blessed Mother is bringing to Him for you!

In 1884, the 54 days would be correct. I have no answer as to whether we should do 54 or 72 days, or leave out the luminous mysteries.

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