by Rev. Francis Hoffman "Father Rocky"
I never heard of the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto until I was 12 years old attending a summer camp organized by young men of Opus Dei. We would pray the rosary around the campfire at night and then pray the Litany after the rosary. As a youngster, I thought “this is interesting, but when is it going to end? These guys never stop praying. Enough already.” Now, years later, I hope it never ends. Such a mysterious prayer, so loaded with meaning, running so deep in the rich veins of mystical history. Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom. What on earth is that? “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom.” And Solomon: the wisest of all. Mary’s wisdom is shown in her ‘yes’ to God at the Annunciation when she comes to visit and help her cousin Elizabeth without anyone asking her to do so. Mary, my mother, teach us wisdom.
54 Day Rosary Novena based on the titles of the Blessed Mother as found in the Litany of Loreto.
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.