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54 Day Rosary for Marriage and the Family

by Rev. Francis Hoffman "Father Rocky"

Day 39 Reflection:

Help of Christians

As I boarded a flight from Birmingham to Chicago, I sat down next to a young woman who was obviously scared of flying. Noticing my Roman Collar, hope registered on her face. I asked, “You’re not scared of flying, are you?” “Yes,” she squeaked. Not able to resist my teasing tendencies honed in the hallways of Hoffman house among seven siblings, I asked again, “Think we’re gonna crash and die??” “Yes!!”, she cried with fear. So reaching into my pocket I pulled out a navy blue cord rosary; instantly she snatched it from my hand and put it over her shoulders like a necklace and . . . calmed down in a most amazing way! I found out in conversation that she wasn’t even Catholic. “Nope, just Christian”, she said. And that’s what the title means: “Help of Christians.”

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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