Day 53: Queen of the Family, Pray for Us!


Saint John Paul II added this title to the Litany in 1995, the Year of the Family, in the hope that Our Lady would protect families from the constant and merciless attacks of an aggressively secular culture. Whenever I visit someone’s home I can’t help looking for images of the Blessed Mother – a painting, a statue, and icon, whatever.  Pleased as punch when I see one, somehow that image of the Blessed Mother tells me there is joy and mercy and hope in that home, even in the midst of occasional sufferings.

All families yearn for unity, happiness and peace, but the absence of grace and the prevailing winds of pride tear apart the bonds of unity. So, what can we do?  What can we do? Here’s an idea!  Gather the family in the evenings and pray the Rosary together with us at 7pm Central with the Family Rosary Across America®.  Families praying for families. Families praying with families.

Queen of the Family, pray for the Church and the nation.

On Fridays we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries.


Be sure to join us this evening at 7:00 pm CT for the Family Rosary Across America® on your local Relevant Radio station and the Relevant Radio App.

If you have missed a previous novena reflection, you can find all of them here.

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