COAST TO COAST 54-DAY ROSARY NOVENA
& EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
For conversion, holiness, in reparation for sin and for our nation and world
Saturday, August 15 to Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020
Everyone across Canada is encouraged to participate in offering Eucharistic adoration and a 54-Day Rosary Novena from Saturday, August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary until Wednesday, October 7, the Feast of the Holy Rosary!
Additionally, the adoration and prayers can be extended from October 7-11 or 13, the anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima.
Please also pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary coast to coast across the country on Sunday, October 11 as we unite with others simultaneously (at 4 pm Eastern, 3 pm Central, 2 pm Mountain, or 1 pm Pacific time if possible or at any time). In previous years, a coast to coast rosary united over 50 countries, including New Zealand.
Clergy, parishes, adorers and the intentions of this novena will be included in a series of Masses/Divine Liturgies offered in Latin and Eastern Catholic rite churches.
Calendars courtesy of Queen of Peace Media
United with the Rosary Congress and other Eucharistic and Marian apostolates, you are also welcome to participate in a shorter 7-day rosary and adoration vigil from October 3-9, 2020. You may contact us or go directly to RosaryCongress.org. There is an Online virtual component for the homebound or times of pandemic.
Most Reverend David D. Kagan, Bishop of Bismarck:
“I write to offer my profound thanks for and endorsement of Diocesan Rosary Congress which you brought to my attention earlier this year… It was a source of great joy for our Catholic people and I am certain many graces were obtained by all who participated in the Congress. Thank you again and may God bless you and your efforts.”
In Canada, we continue to live in times needing prayer, mercy, peace and justice!
Whether it’s our country, continent or Church, this is a spiritual battle of historic proportions!
We now need to implore graces from Almighty God.
The following can be applied for the conversion of our nation of Canada and our world in these difficult times we are living through…
“Does anyone doubt that America [let us include Canada and the world] needs to be converted?
“There is no miracle too great, and no miracle is greater than the conversion of sinners — provided we believe.
“That is why we can say and say with complete security; the single most powerful means on earth for the conversion of America [let us include Canada and the world] is for Catholic Americans [let us add Canadians] to mobilize a crusade of prayer before the Eucharist for the conversion of our nation [Canada and the world].” – Servant of God Fr. John Hardon S.J.
Please spread the word about this important and necessary prayer campaign for souls, that begins on August 15!
What is a 54 Day Rosary Novena?
History of this Devotion
(Sources listed at bottom of this webpage)
“Whoever desires to obtain favours from Me should make three novenas of the prayers of the Rosary, and three novenas in thanksgiving. – Promise of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary
“On March 3, 1884 (in the same year Pope Leo XIII wrote the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel, and exactly 33 years before the Fatima apparitions), a young girl named Fortuna Agrelli was graced with an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary and given this special devotion, which she passed onto others.
“At the time, young Fortuna was ill with 3 separate incurable diseases and her doctors had given up on her case saying it was hopeless. In desperation, the young girl and her family began a novena of Rosaries.
“Our Lady appeared to the girl, sitting upon a high throne, surrounded by luminous figures, holding the Divine Child on Her lap, and in Her hand a Rosary.
“The sick girl greeted the Blessed Virgin with the following words: ‘Queen of the Holy Rosary, be gracious to me, restore me to health! I have already prayed to Thee in a novena, O Mary, but have not yet experienced Thy aid. I am so anxious to be cured!’
“‘Child,’ responded the Blessed Virgin, ‘you have invoked Me by various titles and have always obtained favours from Me. Now, since you have called Me by that title so pleasing to Me, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, I can no longer refuse the favour you petition; for this name is most precious and dear to Me. Make three novenas, and you shall obtain all.’
“Once more, the Queen of the Holy Rosary appeared to the young girl and said, ‘Whoever desires to obtain favours from Me should make three novenas of the prayers of the Rosary, and three novenas in thanksgiving.’
“Obeying Our Lady’s instructions, the young girl was healed and restored to perfect health.
“This miracle of the Rosary made a very deep impression on Pope Leo XIII, and greatly contributed to the fact that in so many circular letters, he urged all Christians to love the Rosary and say it fervently.”
If you also want to receive more prayers and reflections on training in holiness by email during this 54-day Novena you can contact us.
“Traditionally a novena is nine days. Thus, Our Lady’s words to young Fortuna, ‘make three novenas of the prayers of the Rosary in petition, and three novenas in thanksgiving.’
“The novena consists of five decades of the Rosary (one set of mysteries) each day for twenty-seven days in petition; then immediately five decades each day for an additional twenty-seven days in thanksgiving, regardless of whether or not the request has been granted yet.
“That is, the first day of the novena always begins with the Joyful Mysteries (regardless of what day of the week the novena is started); the second day, the Sorrowful Mysteries are prayed; and the third day of the novena, the Glorious Mysteries are prayed.
“The fourth day of the novena begins again with the Joyful Mysteries and continues on in that sequence throughout the 54 days of the novena.
“Should you not obtain the favour you seek, be assured that the Rosary Queen, who knows what each one stands most in need of, has heard your prayer. You will not have prayed in vain. No prayer ever went unheard and Our Blessed Lady has never been known to fail.
“Look upon each Hail Mary as a rare and beautiful rose which you lay at Mary’s feet. These spiritual roses, bound in a wreath with Spiritual Communions, will be a most pleasing and acceptable gift to her and will bring down upon you special graces.
“So began six novenas of Rosaries, which became known as the 54-day Rosary Novena.
“To do the novena properly one must pray the Rosary for 54 consecutive days, without missing a day, and must pray the particular Mystery indicated for that day following the correct sequence.
This novena was given by Our Lady as noted above in 1884, before the Luminous Mysteries were created, and includes the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries.
“It has been reported that the miracle of young Fortuna’s cure upon praying the 54-day Rosary Novena, made a deep impression on Pope Leo XIII. He wrote 17 encyclicals on the Rosary and urged all Christians to love the Rosary and pray it fervently.”
The intentions of this 54-day Rosary Novena in the USA are for God’s blessing for their upcoming elections and for peace in nation of the USA.
Coast to Coast Eucharistic Adoration
The source and summit of our Catholic Faith is the Holy Eucharist. You are encouraged to discuss with priests the incorporation of Eucharistic adoration throughout the entire 54 days from August 15-Oct 7 and/or between the conclusion of the 54-day Rosary Novena on October 7 and the Rosary Coast to Coast on Sunday, October 11 (or extended until October 13, the anniversary of the last apparition of Our Lady of Fatima).
Bishop John Keenan, who has been a great leader for the British Isles’ “Rosary on the Coast,” adds his endorsement of the addition of Eucharistic adoration to Rosary Coast to Coast in the USA:
“I am glad your Rosary Coast to Coast, taking place on the anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, is also adding to the pillar of devotion to Our Lady the second pillar of adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. It reminds me of the prophetic dream of Saint John Bosco, where he saw the Church as a ship buffeted by a terrifying sea storm and, at the same time, besieged by a myriad of boats attacking it on all sides. In the end a Pope emerged to steer the ship to a safe harbour protected by two pillars, one bearing Our Lady and the other Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Please God your initiative on October 2019 presages the beginning of the fulfillment of this vision.”
Levels of Eucharistic Adoration
(Adapted from Rosary Coast to Coast USA and Diocesan Rosary Congresses)
To reserve their places, adorers are encouraged to be added to the schedule. As of August 2020, depending on local impact and response to the coronavirus, capacity limits on number of adorers at once in small chapels may need to be set during adoration. Exposition can also take place in the larger main body of the church to accommodate larger numbers.
While everyone is encouraged to do all they can to work with their priests to offer special times, those who are not able to do this can join with everyone in one way or another. There are a variety of options, which may not all be feasible in your parish, subject to your local coronavirus restrictions. If you would like assistance, we invite you to schedule an adoration sign-up through our apostolate:
Schedule an Hour at an Adoration Chapel – You may have an Adoration Chapel or Church nearby offering exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, that schedules adorers. You can contact and get on the schedule at one of these Adoration sites one or more times. There is Directory of adoration sites linked on our website – please call to confirm current times for exposition which may have been modified in your province due to coronavirus regulations. You may contact us if you would like to assistance with an adoration sign-up to increase adoration at a parish.
Adore before or after daily Mass – You may have a very challenging schedule, making a special trip to a church or chapel too difficult. In this case, where possible, we recommend coming early and/or staying later when you go to Mass. While the Blessed Sacrament may not be exposed, adoration may take place before Our Lord present in the tabernacle.
Adore at an open church – You may choose to find times when churches are open.
Day of Adoration – You may want to ask your priest if your parish might want to offer a day set aside for all day, or even 24-hour Adoration. Be willing to volunteer.
40 Hours Devotion – You may want to reach out to your priest to see if your parish might want to offer the traditional practice of 40 Hours Devotion. The 40 hours in the term 40 Hours Devotion refer to the number of hours that the faithful believe Jesus was absent from the world. The period of time from his death on Good Friday at around 3 p.m. to his Resurrection on Easter morning at about 7 a.m. is 40 hours. Below are some links for possible ways to plan 40 Hours Devotion in your Parish.
Homebound Adoration – Thanks to the internet, there are several places that offer live-streamed 24/7 Perpetual Adoration. You may not be physically able to travel to or find churches or chapels offering Eucharistic Adoration. St. Maximilian Kolbe is one of the Patrons of Rosary Coast to Coast. The Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe in Marytown, IL has live-stream adoration at this link HERE.
7-Days of Perpetual Adoration – You may want to approach your priest to see if Adoration may be offered for the entire week from October 7 – 11 or 13 or from Oct. 3 – 9. The Rosary Congress has been promoting and assisting with 7-Days of Perpetual Adoration since 1979. These are very powerful. There is an online component anyone can tune into, and if necessary in times of pandemic the vigil will be virtual with live exposition. Not all parishes are able to have round the clock adoration so adaptations can be made. It includes online Mass, live or pre-recorded rosary at the beginning of each hour, times of adoration for families, children and youth and reflections by priests. For more information on participating in some way in a 7 day vigil from Oct. 3-9, 2020, contact us or join through RosaryCongress at this link. Clergy interested in giving a Eucharistic talk to be added to the online/virtual format are welcome to let us or RosaryCongress know directly.
“The people of our diocese truly felt a spiritual renewal and a deepening of devotion to the Eucharist and to the rosary. I have given my blessing for the lay team to continue holding the Diocesan Rosary Congress annually… I encourage my brother bishops to consider holding a Rosary Congress…”
To read his complete letter click here.
Eucharistic Adoration Documents
- 40-Hours-Devotion-Litaniae-in-Expositione-XL-Horarum – Click here to download
- 1967 document referenced by a pastor for his parish’s 40 Hour Devotions the past several years – Rubrics-for-40-Hours – Click here to download
- Worship aid provided by a pastor for the sung Latin High Mass during a 40 Hours Devotion. Note that the Mass was on All Souls Day – Missa-Cantata-Example – Click here to download
Video from 2018 for a coast to coast Rosary across Canada:
Do you remember the movie The Sound of Music with Julie Andrews? When the Von Trapp family and others fled to Austria for refuge?
“In 1945 after WWII, Austria was occupied by 4 nations – Russia, Britain, France and the US. Post war conditions in Austria were fraught. Food was in short supply and the industries, especially in the mineral-rich area occupied by the Russians, were not being well managed. The Austrian people desperately wanted to regain their independence but how could a small country like Austria expel a Communist nation the size of Russia?…
“Fr. Petrus Pavlicek, a Capuchin priest, visited Mariazell, the main Marian shrine in Austria to seek Our Lady’s counsel. It was 2nd February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lights. As he prayed Fr. Petrus heard an inner voice say, ‘Do as I say and you will have peace.’ Father remembered Lepanto and how the Rosary helped Christendom defeat the greatest enemy it had ever faced. In September 1948 Fr. Petrus began the ‘Crusade of Reparation of the Holy Rosary’ through the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima. The Rosary had three aims 1) the conversion of sinners; 2) peace in the world; 3) freedom for Austria….
“Our Lady is a faithful mother. On 13th May 1955, the 4 occupying countries finally agreed to withdraw from Austria and the agreement was signed 2 days later. The last Communist soldier left Austria on 26th October 1955 without a single shot being fired. Austria had achieved the unthinkable. When you consider that this was during the Cold War when Communist aggression and religious persecution were at their highest, it is even more miraculous and confirms it could never have happened without the intervention from Our Lady and Our Lord. Exactly one year later, on 13th May 1956, Austria held its first independent elections.”