On October 13th Pope Francis is going to consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary! In preparation for that many Catholics are coming together and praying a novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary which begins October 4th.
A wonderful website makes it easy to join in and pray together. Visit the Pray More Novenas website, sign up and they’ll send you an email with the novena prayer everyday of the novena. So far 63,197 people have already signed up to pray this novena! What an exciting way to pray and prepare as a universal church for this incredible consecration to our Mother.
“De Maria Nunquam Satis!”
Immaculate Heart of Mary, ora pro nobis!
I’ve been tweeting and posting on facebook for the last month about how I’m renewing my Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. I renew it once a year and it is an incredible journey deepening my relationship with Christ and his Mother every time. The first time around was profoundly life changing and with every renewal it continues to be.
I can’t encourage people to make this beautiful consecration enough! For some people the effects aren’t dramatic or immediate but I’ve never met someone who wasn’t in someway changed or moved by making this consecration.
The most common way to make the consecration is the Preparation for Total Consecration according to Saint Louis Marie de Montfort.
Fish Eaters offers St. Louis de Montfort’s preparation for Consecration online It also gives some great information about making the consecration.
A new guide for making your Total Consecration is with a book called 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley who I had the pleasure of meeting and going to confession with (it was one of the most incredible experiences of confession I’ve ever had) last month at the Catholic Family Conference in Ontario, California where we were both speakers. In this book Fr. Michael includes writings and marian devotions from St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Blessed Pope John Paul II…. all who had enviable (in a holy way) devotions to Our Blessed Mother!
The most popular date to make your Total Consecration is March 25th, the feast of the Annunciation. But there are several marian feast days that you can choose to make your consecration day. If you want to start immediately you can begin today: Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 and make your consecration September 15th, the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.
If you scroll down on this website to Step 2, Choose a day for the Consecration you’ll find a chart with different dates to start and what marian feast they end on.
A couple weeks ago at a Mass and meeting for Catholic artists in the entertainment industry Fr. Don Woznicki offered to help guide artist’s wanting to make their Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary using the book 33 Days to Morning Glory. Fr. Don will begin the next Total Consecration preparation on September 2nd with the consecration taking place on October 7th the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (my name day!) If you’re an artist in the entertainment industry and are interested in taking Fr. Don up on his generous offer you can contact him at frdon [at] new-ethos [dot] org
“De Maria Nunquam Satis!”
(Translation) “With Mary there is never enough”
-St. Louis De Montfort
Here’s a link to the live radio interview I did with TJ and Rachel on Daybreak Morning Show for Spirit Catholic Radio Network back in July. We discuss Forgiveness, the Power of Prayer, and the Healing power of the Sacraments!
(Scroll down the page to 07 – 11- 12 Rosario Rodriguez for the interview.)
Daybreak interview with TJ & Rachel
Three years ago on June 25th I sent out an email asking my friends and family to join me in praying a novena to the Infant Jesus of Prague for three special intentions. In the midst of us praying the novena the shooting occurred. My family and I believe that because of the power of this novena, many friends already praying on my behalf and Our Lady of Guadalupe by my side, my life was spared.
I would like to ask you to join me once again in praying this novena as we approach the third year anniversary of the shooting. Beginning today, Thursday June 21st – Friday June 29th (the 3rd year anniversary). This time I’m adding an extra intention (h/t Paige Rees) so there are four intentions.
My four intentions are:
1. In thanksgiving for the gift of my life and my full recovery
2. For the conversion of April (the woman who shot me) and everyone who hears this miraculous story that they may come to know and experience the incredible Love, Mercy and Forgiveness of our Lord Jesus Christ in their lives.
3. For provision (financial, work & spiritual) in my life as I move forward and continue the healing process.
4. For the intentions of those who are praying this novena together
Novena Prayer to the Miraculous Infant of Prague
Dearest Jesus, Little Infant of Prague, how tenderly You love us! Your greatest joy is to dwell among us and to bestow Your blessing upon us. Though I am not worthy that You should help me, I feel drawn to You by love because You are kind and merciful.
So many who turned to You with confidence have received graces and had their petitions granted. Behold me as I come before You to lay open my heart to You with its prayers and hopes. I present to You especially this request, which I enclose in Your loving Heart: (Mention your request – 1. In thanksgiving for the gift of my life and for my full recovery 2. For the conversion of April (the woman who shot me) and for everyone who hears this miraculous story that they may come to know and experience the incredible Love, Mercy and Forgiveness of our Lord Jesus Christ in their lives. 3. For provision (financial, work & spiritual) in my life as I move forward and continue the healing process. 4. For the intentions of those who are praying this novena together.).
Rule over me, dear Infant Jesus, and do with me and mine according to Your Holy Will, for I know that in Your Divine Wisdom and Love You will arrange everything for the best. Do not withdraw Your hand from me, but protect and bless me forever.
I pray You, all-powerful and gracious Infant Jesus, for the sake of Your Sacred Infancy, in the Name of Your Blessed Mother Mary who cared for You with such tenderness, and by the greatest reverence with which Saint Joseph carried You in his arms, help me in my needs. Make me truly happy with You, dearest Infant, in time and in eternity, and I shall thank You forever with all my heart. Amen.
A statue of the Infant of Prague from Prague that my friend Maggie brought to my hospital room right after I was shot.
Thank you for your incredible support. I truly appreciate it more then words can say! With love and blessings! XO
God is Sovereign!
There’s another court hearing tomorrow, Friday, March 16th. Please pray (yet again) for a resolution! As soon as I hear how it went I will be sure to let you know. Mil Gracias!
God is Sovereign!
Posted by Cecilia
Dear friends, Sorry to leave you hanging on the whole kidney stone/heart thing. Thank you for all of your prayers! Rosario and Dad come out of their respective health concerns free of life-threatening complications. (Thus the slight delay in passing along the info.)
We’ll start with an update on Dad: The heart catheter showed absolutely no blockage, to our great relief. They still aren’t sure what is causing his chest pains, but Dad thinks it could be a hiatal hernia. Apparently several of Dad’s family members have suffered from this particular type of hernia and reported very similar symptoms to what Dad experienced. He has yet to verify his suspicions with the doctor, since it’s not as life-threatening as a heart attack. He is doing well and very grateful that he didn’t have to spend any more time in the hospital, where he was bored out of his mind as he had nothing interesting to read.
If you remember, Rosario was concerned about another kidney stone interfering with her attendance at an event in New Jersey where she was scheduled to share her story. Thanks to your prayers, she was able to keep the pain at a manageable level, and she made it to the event. Rosario’s story of forgiveness ended up being paramount to the retreat. It had an amazing impact on the young people that heard her speak. She still had pain throughout the weekend, and it finally subsided that Sunday evening.
Thank you again for all your continued prayers.