Novena for the Church – Day One

For The Gift of Prayer particularly the Rosary

Heavenly Father, 

How grateful we are for the gift of the Catholic faith. Help us, we pray to recognize, no matter how tattered or torn the world may become, nor how broken we find the faithful, the Church you created to unify us will also persevere. Father, we beg for the grace not only for ourselves but for all, to have eyes to see and ears to hear the beauty and hope the Catholic Faith has to offer. 

Today, we pray for an increase in the recitation of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Given to St. Dominic by the Blessed Mother, reaffirmed in its powerful intercessory graces to the Shepherd Children at Fatima, and promoted throughout the world and ages by saints, popes, and the faithful.  May we learn to hold tightly to this rope of stones, so to be the foundation for continually building our Church in hope and faith.

(Include Your Intentions Here)

Offer One Each:  Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be  

The Rosary: A physical, mystical, timeless treasure

A Snippet of Julia Miller’s Rosary Post:

Volumes are written on the Rosary. Surely as I type this blog post, somewhere a brilliant writer is composing a heartfelt story, a compelling exhortation, a historical compilation. All I can do is offer my musings and some of my rosary stories, and hope you’ll find me sincere and believable.

Let’s begin by saying I was born and baptized into a Catholic family, with a legacy of devotion that spans centuries, originating in Ireland. My maternal grandmother prayed the rosary so consistently that she wore the edges off of her beads. When did I become aware of the Rosary? 

Optional For Today:  Recite the Rosary for the Intentions of the Holy Father and the Catholic Church – at home, in your community, and worldwide.

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