The visionary of Conyers, GA, Nancy, is ever grateful for the outpouring of love
and prayers during this time of illness. She is especially grateful for
joining her in the novena leading up to the Feast of the Assumption of Mary on
Aug. 15. She continues to keep you all in her prayers and recommends
herself to yours. Although our novena has ended, some of you have
expressed the desire to continue praying the rosary for her recovery if such is
the will of God. One of the ways you can do this is by doing the 54 day
Rosary Novena which has been approved by the Church. Find below the history of
that unique novena from http://www.theholyrosary.org/54novena.html
The "54-day Rosary Novena"
is an uninterrupted series of Rosaries in honor of Our Lady, revealed to the
incurably sick Fortuna Agrelli by Our Lady of Pompeii at Naples in 1884. For
thirteen months Fortuna Agrelli had endured dreadful sufferings and torturous
cramps; she had been given up by the most celebrated physicians. On February 16,
1884, the afflicted girl and her relatives commenced a novena of Rosaries. The
Queen of the Holy Rosary favored her with an apparition on March 3rd. Mary,
sitting upon a high throne, surrounded by luminous figures, held the divine
Child on her lap, and in her hand a Rosary. The Virgin Mother and the holy
Infant were clad in gold-embroidered garments. They were accompanied by St.
Dominic and St. Catherine of Siena. The throne was profusely decorated with
flowers; the beauty of Our Lady was marvelous. Blessed Virgin said: "Child,
thou has invoked me by various titles and hast always obtained favors from me.
Now, since thou hast called me by that title so pleasing to me, 'Queen of the
Holy Rosary,' I can no longer refuse the favor thou dost petition; for this name
is most precious and dear to me. Make three novenas, and thou shalt obtain all."
Once more the Queen of the Holy Rosary appeared to her and said, "
Whoever desires to obtain favors from me should make three novenas of the
prayers of the Rosary, and three novenas in thanksgiving."
The Novena consists of five decades of the Rosary each day for twenty-seven
days in petition; then immediately five decades each day for twenty-seven days
in thanksgiving, whether or not the request has been granted.The meditations
vary from day to day. Now with the new mysteries the table is changed. On the
first day meditate on the Joyful Mysteries; on the second day the Light
Mysteries; on the third day the sorrowful Mysteries; on the fourth day meditate
again on the glorious Mysteries; and so on throughout the fifty-four days.
A laborious Novena, but a Novena of Love. You who are sincere will not find
it too difficult, if you really wish to obtain your request.
Thank you and may God bless you!
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