54-Day Miraculous Rosary Novena
The Catholic Church, in all Her richness, has gifted Her followers with countless powerful prayers. Among those prayers are novenas, in which we can ask for the intercession of a saint to help us obtain a favour with the Lord.
Today, we will be focusing on the 54-Day Miraculous Rosary Novena andI know what you may be thinking... 54 Days?! That sounds like a really long time.
And you're right, it is. But this is partially why it is so powerful, or Miraculous, as the word itself is in the name.
So, what is the miraculous novena? How did it come into existence?
On March 3, 1884, a young girl named Fortuna Agrelli was visited by 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. And so the miraculous novena was born.
How do you pray this novena?
Well, normally, a novena is nine days. This is why our lady told Fortuna to 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.
Many people have had their prayers answered through this novena. In fact, well-known Catholic speaker, Jackie Angel, met her now-husband of 10 years while praying this novena for her future spouse. He proposed right after she had finished the full 54-days. You can hear her testimony here: https://youtu.be/AlK_bJqEEU0
This is truly an incredible novena that is capable of bringing miracles into our lives. If you feel like you are struggling with something and need heavenly guidance, this is the novena for you.
For a step-by-step guide on how to pray the 54-Day Miraculous Rosary Novena, you can visit this website: https://www.romancatholicman.com/the-miraculous-54-day-rosary-novena
If you have said this novena before and have a testimony you wanted to share, let us know! Or if you plan on saying it, we'd love to hear from you.
In Christ, Kasia