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The Way of Trust – 54 day Rosary Novena

“Sincerely say ‘Jesus, I trust in You’ and you will find comfort in all anxiety and fears.”
-St. John Paul II

THE WAY OF TRUST
54-Day Rosary Novena

August 15 (Assumption of Mary) through October 7 (Our Lady of the Rosary)

  • Join with faithful from throughout our archdiocese and beyond
  • Special Intention Prayer for our nation & families
  • Daily video recitation of the Rosary
  • Short daily reflections to inspire and encourage

During this time of tumult and readjustments, many of us continue to feel disjointed and yearning for unity; we suspect you might feel the same. As a response to these rapidly changing times, Family Renewal Project (FRP) wants to offer a means of hope. We want to encourage people to TRUST in prayer as the best way to help contend with these challenges. We are sponsoring a 54-Day Rosary Novena, named The Way of Trust to be held from August 15 (Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven) through October 7 (Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary).The novena is unique in that on each of the 27 days, through the intercession of Mary and Joseph, we ask God to help our families and our country at this most stressful time. We have written a special Intention Prayer (see below). We then pray for an additional 27 days in gratitude for however God answers our prayers.  All rosaries are prayed in the home, and it becomes an opportunity for families to pray together. We believe the Holy Spirit has guided us to the 54-Day Rosary Novena, which historically has many associated miracles. Our Lady of Fatima pleaded for every person to pray the Rosary daily and during those apparitions revealed that the “final battle would be over marriage and the family.”

St. Francis Xavier Parishioners are encouraged to participate to unify and strengthen the Body of Christ. All who sign up will receive a short daily reflection and video recitation of the Rosary. We hope you and your family will join us. To learn more and/or to sign up, please visit https://www.familyrenewalproject.com/thewayoftrust/

“The Way of Trust” INTENTION PRAYER

(Prayed before each Rosary)

Lord God, our country is hurting, and our families are in need. The future is uncertain, and yet, I believe You always watch over me and listen to the deepest desires of my heart. You are the God of truth and love, the Creator of all that is. I place my trust in You. Open my heart and home to your Way.

Mother Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, I look to you to show me how to

ponder in my heart what God desires.

St. Joseph, I turn to you and ask for your intercession to guard and protect me, my family and my country.

Lord Jesus, I beg you to send your Spirit so that I may learn to love others

the way you loved me on the cross.