Today, we post our traditional Rosary Novena to Our Lady of Victory, which begins tomorrow and concludes December 7, the Eve of Our Blessed Mother’s great feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8.
In preparation, we have not one but two Novenas for the Immaculate Conception. This is our accustomed post for the Novena, but we also have a new Novena, composed by St. Maximilian. Kolbe. It is very beautiful and I’ve found it to be a fine inspiration! So, do one or do both, but pray, pray, pray! And may Mary, our Immaculate Mother be with you always!
Looking forward to the great feastday of the Immaculata on December 8, we prepare our souls for this feast day, the crown of the Marian year, when we will once again renew our Total Consecrations to her. Our Lord is suffering greatly now and so is Our Lady, let us renew our resolve to offer all for love of them! We must console them, offer reparation for this horrid flood of sins, beseech mercy for sinners. Each soul that is saved by our sacrifices and prayers is a defeat over satan and a victory for our Immaculate Queen and Mother!
If we begin our Rosary Novena today, we shall complete it on December 7. If at all possible, a full Rosary of all 15 decades each day would be the very best!
Our Lady has already given us the keys to victory – her Rosary and devotion to her Immaculate Heart. There has never been a better time to take up our Rosaries and join our Queen and Mother in her battle!
Solange Hertz explained this best:
“Damaged perspective is quickly corrected by reference to the Mysteries of the Rosary, which contain the whole of human history in prophecy. For the Church there is no possibility of failure. Faithfully reproducing the life of her blessed Lord on earth as Mary did, she has left the Joyful Mysteries far behind and is already at grips with the Sorrowful ones. Approaching her own crucifixion, she is even now on the Way of the Cross which leads to the Resurrection. Like her divine Master, “who having joy set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame” (Heb.12:2), she keeps her gaze fixed on the Glorious Mysteries lying ahead.