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54 Day Rosary for Marriage and the Family

by Rev. Francis Hoffman "Father Rocky"

Day 25 Reflection:
Cause of Our Joy

Mary brings Jesus Christ to us, our light and our salvation. Mary brings Jesus means Mary brings Joy! Years ago I toured Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Waters house in Southwest Pennsylvania. It’s a sleek stone home with a water fall running through it. How cool is that? Still, I felt something was missing in the house as we toured it. It seemed a little cold. Then, walking up the stairs, I noticed a lovely poly-chromed medieval figure of the Blessed Mother and Child tucked away in a niche in the wall, and then I spied a Spanish colonial painting of the Madonna in the Master bed room. The house was not so cold after all. I sensed the joy that could be found there.

54 Day Rosary Novena based on the titles of the Blessed Mother as found in the Litany of Loreto.

About these reflections

Pope Francis has asked us to pray for the family this year. 

Would you please join me in a 54 Day Rosary Novena praying for the upcoming Synod of the Family and the Supreme Court's deliberations on marriage so that God may be glorified and children protected?

We will start May 8.

You can pray the 54 Day Rosary Novena however you wish: alone, in a group, with your family. On a plane, in a train, in the car. You can do the regular, extra, or super-duper. The "super-duper" means praying all 20 mysteries of the rosary daily: Glorious, Joyful, Sorrowful, and Luminous.

Don't worry! There's no such thing as a bad rosary, no matter how distracted you might be or how chaotic life is. If you can't pray the rosary one day, you can get back on track the next day. The point is 'the rosary is powerful.' Very powerful. My father prayed it every day and managed to survive four years in the army in the South Pacific during WWII.

Each day I will post a short reflection on the many titles of the Blessed Mother from the Litany of Our Lady (Loreto) on my Facebook page

Let's pray!






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