Continuation of Rosary Novena - Encouraged by the many graces received during this Novena, we have decided to continue praying for these intentions in the form of a 54-Day Rosary Novena. A 54-Day Novena consists of three Novenas of Petition, followed by 3 Novenas of Thanksgiving. We again invite our friends to consider joining us.
We will start the second novena of petition today (July 8), and will try to keep the following schedule:
- July 8 - 16: Second Novena of Petition
- July 17 - 25: Third Novena of Petition
- July 26 - August 3: First Novena of Thanksgiving
- August 4 - 12: Second Novena of Thanksgiving
- August 13 - 21: Third Novena of Thanksgiving
Rosary Novena for Lawrence
Starting June 29, 2009
Mindful of the urgent situations in the City of Lawrence and its surrounding area, including the recent closing of churches and a shortage of priests, we call on our friends to consider joining us in a novena of Rosaries--starting on June 29, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul and the first anniversary of the return of the Traditional Latin Mass to the northern part of the Archdiocese of Boston, and ending on July 7, the second anniversary of the promulgation of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum--for the following intentions:
- That the whole world will recognize Pope Benedict XVI as the validly ordained and lawful bishop of Rome, the successor of Saint Peter and the Vicar of Christ on earth, and
- That the Traditional Latin Mass will be offered licitly and validly on every Sunday and Holy Day of obligation in the City of Lawrence or its surrounding towns, at a time convenient to the faithful.
+ St. Peter & St. Paul, pray for us.
+ St. John Mary Vianney, pray for us.
+ St. Lawrence, pray for us.
"Looking back over the past, to the divisions which in the course of the centuries have rent the Body of Christ, one continually has the impression that, at critical moments when divisions were coming about, not enough was done by the Church’s leaders to maintain or regain reconciliation and unity. One has the impression that omissions on the part of the Church have had their share of blame for the fact that these divisions were able to harden. This glance at the past imposes an obligation on us today: to make every effort to enable for all those who truly desire unity to remain in that unity or to attain it anew."
-- Letter of Pope Benedict XVI to the bishops of the world on Summorum Pontificum, 7 July 2007