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54 Day Rosary for Marriage and the Family

by Rev. Francis Hoffman "Father Rocky"

Day 28 Reflection:

Singular Vessel of Devotion

What does devotion look like? Some years ago when we started Aquinas Academy in Pittsburgh, I would bring the students to the chapel after lunch to visit the Blessed Sacrament. Two young girls, in 5th and 6th grade, would always make a bee line for a devotional alcove on the side of the Church which was full of vigil lights and a statue of the Blessed Mother. They would kneel, fold their hands, bow their heads, and pray silently. What a picture of pure devotion. Both are married now and have children to whom they will no doubt pass along their robust faith. Kneeling, folded hands, and bowed heads: the very picture of devotion!

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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