The Weapon for These Times: 54 Day Rosary Novena for Divine Assistance

“The rosary is the weapon for these times.” – St. Padre Pio

Have you read the news lately? It is seemingly nothing but terrorism, beheadings, mass murders, suicide, sexual anarchy, persecution, and even blatant Satan worship. While one might argue that such things have always existed in human history, I am convinced that evil is emboldened, and that it is being unleashed in a way not seen in a very long time.

In the face of such an onslaught of darkness, what are we to do? Should we complain? Should we become depressed and despairing? No. We must pray.

Throughout salvation history, God’s people have always been delivered through persistent prayer and sincere penance. Great military victories like the battles at Vienna and Lepanto demonstrate clearly that there is no victory without God’s help—help obtained through humble and fervent prayer.

And when it comes to spiritual warfare, there are few prayers more powerful than the rosary. Sister Lucia of Fatima once said, “The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, or of our families, that cannot be solved by the Rosary.”

Because of the tidal wave of evil being unleashed against all that is good and true, and in light of the powerful efficacy of the rosary, I want to encourage you to participate in an upcoming 54 day rosary novena for marriage, the family, the sanctity of human life, and the rights of Holy Church, beginning on the Feast of the Archangels, this coming Monday, September 29th.

If you’re not familiar with it, the 54 day novena, it is the atomic bomb of spiritual warfare. It is composed of 6 novenas—3 in petition and 3 in confident thanksgiving. It’s the perfect prayer for times of crisis and grave need.

Pope St. Pius X once said, “In our time more than ever before, the chief strength of the wicked, lies in the cowardice and weakness of good men. All the strength of Satan’s reign is due to the easy-going weakness of Catholics.” Let it never be said of us that we were cowardly, weak, or easy-going in the face of growing evil. Let’s stand up and do battle for the truth with the spiritual weapons of fasting and prayer.

Click here to learn more about the 54 day rosary novena campaign.

The post The Weapon for These Times: 54 Day Rosary Novena for Divine Assistance appeared first on The Catholic Gentleman.

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Sam Guzman is an author and editor of The Catholic Gentleman whose work has appeared in several publications. He resides in Wisconsin with his wife and two small boys where he is also the Communications Director for Pro-Life Wisconsin.

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