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Oct 24th 2013 new
(quote) Nell-859715 said: Isn't the 54 day rosary novena a little different than praying a rosary every day? I did a quick search on it and found some additional prayers for initiating the rosary, meditation during the rosary, and conclusion that were supposed to be specific to this particular offering. I also understand that this is one of those rosaries that is prayed in a really focused way for one particular intention... which, I suppose, if you've consecrated your life to Our Mother, then, it goes which ever direction she directs it anyway... never the less, this series of rosaries becomes a bit different due to intentionality and - how would you say it - the rhythm of the novena patterning upon which it is built, yes?
It is a specific devotion which uses the Rosary. It's a series of 6 novenas - 3 of petition and 3 of thanksgiving. I've been praying a daily Rosary for the past 3 years (before that I said it often but not daily) but also do this novena 3 times a year. During the novena, my daily Rosary is the one I pray as part of the novena.

This novena has increased my devotion to the Rosary. One of the reasons I got involved in setting up these Rosary Novena threads on CM (several good people began promoting this devotion on CM before I got involved in 2011), is to participate in promoting devotion to the Rosary. All who participate and contribute are spreading devotion to the Rosary.

As for intentions, most of mine are spiritual in nature. Praying for virtues, for a holy life and holy death, help with defects of character and habitual sins, also spiritual benefits for others (I try to be open here "bless and help so and so" because I cannot and should not prescribe what they need - God knows best), etc. I have asked for temporal intentions as well. The first time I prayed the novena was during lent in 2011. I'd been unemployed almost 2 years. I prayed for a job and started one the Monday after the Novena concluded on Divine Mercy Sunday. Recently, I started asking a confessor or spiritual director to suggest an intention which has nothing to do with me. That's been helpful. One of my intentions is always everyone who's praying the novena with us and for all their intentions. I also add all of the prayer intentions posted on CM.

Not sure if this answers your question, but I hope it helped. Message me if you have a more specific issue you'd like to discuss.
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Oct 24th 2013 new
(quote) David-364112 said:
As for intentions, most of mine are spiritual in nature. Praying for virtues, for a holy life and holy death, help with defects of character and habitual sins, also spiritual benefits for others
These are wonderful things to pray for David! I am planning to join in on the novena. Thank you for starting this!
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Oct 24th 2013 new
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Allen - 311949 Wendell, NC

Amy - 56598 West Hartford, CT
Isabella - West Hartford, CT

Anne - 445674 Augusta, GA

Anne - 923012 Brockton, MA

Barbara - 863769 Tallahassee, FL

Dave - 24315 Cottonwood, ID

David - 364112 Cleveland, OH

Debbie-168656 Portland OR

Eljei - 980222 York, ON, CAN

Jacinta - 80503 London, GBR

Jane - 933948 McHenry, IL

Jennifer - 772987 Towson, MD

Jim - 13836 Franklin, PA

Lina - 796057 Phoenix, AZ

Linda - 442926 New Glasgow, NS, CAN

Mary - 978712 Yaphank, NY

Mary-Alice - 415208 Singapore, SGP

Nell - 859715 Chicago, IL

Obianuju - 794337 Salford, GBR

Sherrill-Anne - 13557 Port-of-Spain, TTO

Steve - 1015401 Cleveland, OH

Therese - 632256 Glasgow, KY

Vylune - 916426 Vilnius, LTU

Wen - 987739 London, GBR



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Oct 24th 2013 new
HI Therese!! So glad you are praying with us!

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Oct 24th 2013 new
Obianuju, Jane and Nell thanks for joining the novena!! rose Praying hug rosary theheart
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Oct 24th 2013 new
Welcome to the forums, Nell. More info is coming about specific opening and closing prayers for the novena.


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Oct 24th 2013 new
When you invite your family and friends, ask them if they want me to add their names to the list of participants. That way, we can mention their names in our petitions when we all pray the novena. As David mentioned, one of our petitions is the special intentions of everyone who is praying this novena.


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Oct 24th 2013 new
smileI would love to join,I've been saying an extra Rosary since the last one and it has become so easy to do
...all the graces that come with saying the novena! rosary theheart
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Oct 25th 2013 new
It's so good to see so many people, especially newcomers to this devotion. Please try to spread devotion to the rosary. Doing that is a work of loving kindness which bears much fruit.

Start thinking about your intentions. We start a week from today!

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Oct 25th 2013 new
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Allen - 311949 Wendell, NC

Amy - 56598 West Hartford, CT
Isabella - West Hartford, CT

Anne - 445674 Augusta, GA

Anne - 923012 Brockton, MA

Anne - 976912 Melbourne, AUS

Barbara - 863769 Tallahassee, FL

Dave - 24315 Cottonwood, ID

David - 364112 Cleveland, OH

Debbie-168656 Portland OR

Eljei - 980222 York, ON, CAN

Jacinta - 80503 London, GBR

Jane - 933948 McHenry, IL

Jennifer - 772987 Towson, MD

Jim - 13836 Franklin, PA

Lina - 796057 Phoenix, AZ

Linda - 442926 New Glasgow, NS, CAN

Mary - 978712 Yaphank, NY

Mary-Alice - 415208 Singapore, SGP

Nell - 859715 Chicago, IL

Obianuju - 794337 Salford, GBR

Sherrill-Anne - 13557 Port-of-Spain, TTO

Steve - 1015401 Cleveland, OH

Therese - 632256 Glasgow, KY

Vylune - 916426 Vilnius, LTU

Wen - 987739 London, GBR



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