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Friday, September 14, 2012

September 14 - November 6, 2012: 54 Day Rosary Novena for Our Country's Election




54 Day Rosary Novena for Our Country's Election begins
Friday, September 14 - November 6, 2012

The Central Service Team of Magnificat Ministry invites you to join together with the Magnificat Family in prayer and sacrifice, imploring God's mercy upon our Country's upcoming election using the powerful 54 Day Rosary Novena.

This election, the most serious in our lifetime, will decide the future direction of our Country. We are in a great "crisis" - spiritually, morally and economically. It seems we have lost our moral compass and there is a battle for the soul of this land. Scripture tells us:

"...and if my people, upon whom My Name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek My Presence and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and revive their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14

This Novena consists of 5 decades of the Rosary each day for 27 days in petition and then 5 decades each day for 27 days in thanksgiving.

 

For more information on the 54 day Rosary Novena go to www.theholyrosary.org
 
and click on Rosary Novena.

"We are today before the final struggle between the Church and the Anti-Church, between the Gospel and the Anti-Gospel. One thing that remains certain; the final victory belongs to God and will happen thanks to Mary, the Woman of Genesis and of the Apocalypse who will fight at the head of the army of her sons and daughters against the enemy forces of Satan and will crush the head of the serpent."

(written by Cardinal Karol Wojtyle, 6 months before he became Pope)

The Power of the Rosary - An Election Eve Reflection

Father Harold f. Cohen, S.J.

As we come down to the wire in our presidential race, I would like to call to mind thepower of prayer, especially the power of the Rosary in achieving the purposes of God.

In this critical time in our country, we need the man who is most conformed to the mind and heart of God. I want to encourage all of you to redouble your prayers and sacrifices that our Father, in Jesus' name, send His Spirit upon the American people to guide us in our choice.

In particular I want to recite a "Litany of Rosary Victories" - victories won against overwhelming odds through the power of the Rosary and invocation of Mary.

Lepanto 1571 - The Christian fleet under Don Juan of Austria defeated the far superior Turkish fleet after a Rosary Crusade organized by Pope Pius V.

Vienna 1683 - Christian forces, of some 80,000, under the "Northern Lion", John Sobieski, King of Poland, defeated the Turkish forces of 250,000. Sobieski publiclyplaced all his trust in Our Lady and prayed the Rosary to invoke her protection. The words, "Mary help us" were on everybody's lips.

Sri Lanka (Ceylon) 1940 - When the Japanese fleet was heading toward their island nation, the bishop promised to build a cathedral in honor of Mary if she would protect them. Unexpectedly, the Japanese fleet turned around and did not attack Sri Lanka.

Austria 1950's - After the people pleaded for Mary's intervention and prayed the Rosary, occupying Russian troops pulled out in a totally unprecedented move.

Brazil 1960's - On the eve of a sure Communist victory in elections, Brazilian women processed in the streets praying the Rosary and the Communist Party suffered a surprising defeat.

Philippines 1980's - President Marcos' government was peacefully overthrown as people opposed tanks with rosary beads and flowers. Our Lady is said to have appeared in the sky to Marcos' soldiers telling them not to harm her people. A statue now commemorates this.

New Orleans, October 1990 - A group prayed 15 decades of the Rosary outside of the Delta Women's Clinic. This prayer had been preceded by a monthly procession there by participants in the Rosary Novena for Life. The Clinic was down within a week...on Magnificat's day of the Rosary Congress.

"O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!"

Father Harold f. Cohen, S.J.

USA 2012 - We pray that through countless prayers and rosaries of God's people, the man most in accord with the mind and heart of God's will be elected President of the United States.

A Prayer for Our Country

O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care. Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. Overwelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection. Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom. Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and threaten the sanctity of family life. Grant our country the wisdom to proclaim that God's law is the foundation on which this nation was founded, and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new Culture of Life. Amen

"My Soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

The Mighty one has done great things for me, and Holy is His Name!"