Introduction: 54-Day Rosary Novena

Happy Labor Day!

Tomorrow is September 8, the Feast of the Birth of Our Lady, exactly nine months after the Feast of the Immaculate Conception which we celebrated last December 8. Fifty-four days from now the Church will celebrate All Saints Day on November 1. With everything going on in the world and in the Church right now, this will be a good moment to pray a 54-day Rosary Novena “For the Needs of the Church and the Nation.” I am grateful that you have signed up to take this journey with us, and I hope you and your family can join us each evening at 7:00 pm CT for this Novena during the Family Rosary Across America®.

In addition to the daily Rosary during this Novena, as part of your sign-up you will receive a Daily Teaching Minute from me in your inbox beginning tomorrow. I’ve composed these Daily Teaching Minutes to focus on the 54 titles of Our Lady in her Litany (also known as the Litany of Loreto). From them, you will learn more about the richness of our Faith and the powerful intercession of Our Lady, who is “Mary at the Crossroads of History.”

I look forward to praying with you over the next 54 days. The Church and the nation need our prayers so that peace and unity may prevail!

Thank you for joining us,

P.S. If you haven’t signed up for the 54-Day Novena for the Needs of the Church and the Nation, I welcome you to sign up below!


Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, "Fr. Rocky" is the Executive Director/CEO of Relevant Radio and a priest of Opus Dei.