54 Day Rosary Novena – Day 26

Day 26

Beware, when good things are happening, because the devil has s going to shake up a storm and do all in his power to destroy the fruit. “Stay sober and alert. You opponent the devil is prowling like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Pet 5:8-9). We have an enemy. And when we do something goo, when there is something that will bear fruit for a great number of souls, you better look out, because the devil smells blood. St. Peter reminds us to be alert to the signs. When I was sseminarian, my good friend Fr. Bernadino around major Church feasts always used to say “Festa diabolo.” What he meant by this is that the devil always causes some kind of disturbance during those times. Without fail, something would happen to cause some sort of division, arguments, or worse. I can say the same around Holy Ghost. Whenever things go to quiet and peaceful, or something good was in the works, he would show his head. So as we approach the half way point of our Novena, be prepared, watch for the signs. Don’t be tricked into loosing your peace or become discouraged. The evil one will do something when we least expect it. “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Eps 6:11). Nip it in the bud. Don’t let him get his toe in, or he will slip in his foot also. Be sure you go to Confession regularly. Spend a little more time before the Blessed Sacrament. Take the opportunity to get to Mass an extra day. Live in the presence of God.

Quotes:

The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin…If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors. — Pope Pius XI

Jesus permits the spiritual combat as a purification, not as a punishment. The trial is not unto death but unto salvation. – St. Pio of Pietrelcina

The devil only tempts those souls that wish to abandon sin and those that are in a state of grace. The others belong to him; he has no need to tempt them. – St. John Vianney

Spiritual combat’ is another element of life which needs to be taught anew and proposed once more to all Christians today. It is a secret and interior art, an invisible struggle in which (we) engage every day against the temptations, the evil suggestions that the demon tries to plant in (our) hearts. – St. John Paul II

While She holds your hand, you cannot fall. – St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Do not fear. Jesus is more powerful than all hell. At the invocation of His name every knee in heaven, on earth and in hell must bend before Jesus …this is a consolation for the good and terror for evil. – St. Pio

The Rosary is the scourge of the devil. – Pope Adrian VI

The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary

Prayer before the recitation: Sign of the cross. Hail Mary.

In petition (first 27 days): Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I humbly kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses, snow white buds to remind thee of thy joys, each bud recalling to thee a holy mystery, each 10 bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces, and Mother of all who invoke thee, thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my petition; from thy bounty thou wilt give me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly seek. I despair of nothing that I ask of thee. Show thyself my Mother!

In thanksgiving (last 27 days): Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I gratefully kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses snow white buds to remind thee of thy joys each bud recalling to thee a holy mystery; each ten bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, Dispenser of God’s graces. and Mother of all who invoke thee! Thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my thanksgiving; from thy bounty thou hast given me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly sought. I despaired not of what I asked of thee, and thou hast truly shown thyself my Mother.

Say: The Apostles’ Creed, Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

The Annunciation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of humility and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Visitation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of charity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Nativity – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of detachment from the world and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Presentation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of purity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

Finding the Child Jesus in the Temple – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of obedience to the will of God and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

Say: The Hail Holy Queen.

In petition (first 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this spiritual communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow. O my Mother! Look with favor upon my gift, and in thy love obtain for me (specify request). Hail Mary …

In thanksgiving (last 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this Spiritual Communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow in thanksgiving for (specify request) which thou in thy love hast obtained for me. Hail, Mary, etc.

Intentions:

For the spiritual and temporal needs of Holy Ghost Parish, and the personal intentions of all praying this novena. (Add your own personal intentions.)

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