This year we are going to pray a 54-DAY Novena in preparation for Convivio. The Novena starts on Sunday, January 8th on the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord and will finish on March 2nd, right before Convivio. During this time you can commit to:
1. Pray a Hail Mary each day.
2. Pray a decade of the Rosary each day.
3. Pray a Rosary each day.
The first twenty-seven days are in petition and the additional twenty-seven days are in thanksgiving.
If you want to join us in prayer but didn’t know about this before, no worries! Prayers are always welcome and you can join the Novena on any of these dates:
Saturday, February 4th (27-DAY Novena)
Wednesday, February 22nd (9-DAY Novena)
Please keep Convivio in your prayers!
Want to know more about this Novena?
On March 3, 1884, Our Lady of Pompeii appeared before the gravely ill daughter of an Italian military officer and, through her, gave the world a new devotion of tremendous power.
For over a year, Fortuna Agrelli had been in great distress and even near-death. Indeed, her case had been given up as hopeless by the most celebrated physicians. In desperation, on February 16, the afflicted girl and her family began a novena of Rosaries.
Two weeks later, the Queen of the Holy Rosary appeared before Fortuna one evening. Sitting upon a high throne, surrounded by luminous figures, Our Lady was holding the Divine Child on Her lap and a Rosary in Her hand. Both were arrayed in golden garments and were accompanied by Ss. Dominic and Catherine of Siena.
“Child, your faith has pleased Me.” Our Lady said to Fortuna, “Whoever desires to obtain favors from Me should make three novenas of the prayers of the Rosary, and three novenas in thanksgiving.”
Obedient to Our Lady’s command, Fortuna and her family completed the six novenas whereupon the young girl was restored to perfect health and her family showered with many blessings.