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54 Day Rosary for Marriage and the Family

by Rev. Francis Hoffman "Father Rocky"

Day 52 Reflection:

Queen of Peace

Benedict XV added this title to the Litany in 1915, during World War I, and it finally came into use in May of 1917, the same month the Blessed Mother appeared for the first time at Fatima. World War I was a terrible, terrible war, a colossal failure of diplomacy and common sense, fueled in equal parts of pride and vanity. Christians killing Christians. Catholics killing Catholics. Miraculously, on Christmas Eve, 1914, there was a brief unofficial truce on the Western front between the Germans and the French, in response to Benedict XV’s plea “that the guns may fall silent at least upon the night the angels sang.” The soldiers came out of their trenches, laid down their arms, sang “Stille Nacht” in German and “Les anges dans nos campagnes” (Angels we have heard on high) in French, smoked cigarettes, shared brandy, and played ball. For a night – one glorious night – the Queen of Peace reigned.

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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