Wednesday, May 10, 2006
54 Day Rosary Novena

The "54-day Rosary Novena" is an uninterrupted series of Rosaries in honor of Our Lady, revealed to the incurably sick Fortuna Agrelli by Our Lady of Pompeii at Naples in 1884. For thirteen months Fortuna Agrelli had endured dreadful sufferings and torturous cramps; she had been given up by the most celebrated physicians.

On February 16, 1884, the afflicted girl and her relatives commenced a novena of Rosaries. The Queen of the Holy Rosary favored her with an apparition on March 3rd. Mary, sitting upon a high throne, surrounded by luminous figures, held the divine Child on her lap, and in her hand a Rosary. The Virgin Mother and the holy Infant were clad in gold-embroidered garments. They were accompanied by St. Dominic and St. Catherine of Siena. The throne was profusely decorated with flowers; the beauty of Our Lady was marvellous. Blessed Virgin said: "Child, thou has invoked me by various titles and hast always obtained favours from me. Now, since thou hast called me by that title so pleasing to me, 'Queen of the Holy Rosary,' I can no longer refuse the favour thou dost petition; for this name is most precious and dear to me. Make three novenas, and thou shalt obtain all."

Once more the Queen of the Holy Rosary appeared to her and said, Whoever desires to obtain favours from me should make three novenas of the prayers of the Rosary, and three novenas in thanksgiving."

The Novena consists of five decades of the Rosary each day for twenty-seven days in petition; then immediately five decades each day for twenty-seven days in thanksgiving, whether or not the request has been granted. The meditations vary from day to day. On the first day meditate on the Joyful Mysteries; on the second day the Sorrowful Mysteries; on the third day the Glorious Mysteries; on the fourth day meditate on the Luminous mysteries; and so on throughout the fifty-four days.

Please join me as I start this Novena today.

49 comment(s):

del_button May 10, 2006 at 8:23 AM
The Confessionator said...

this novena is HIGHLY effecacious! My friend Kata did it, 54 days before she was to enter the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecelia. She had about 30,000 dollars in debt she had to pay before she entered, and no real financial support from her family. In 54 days, her debt was paid by an anonymous contribution and she was able to enter the convent! It's an awesome devotion.

del_button May 10, 2006 at 11:56 AM
Saint Peter's helpers said...
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del_button May 10, 2006 at 11:57 AM
Saint Peter's helpers said...

Thank you very much for this Moneybags. I shall join you in this novena beginning today! I'll promote it too.

del_button May 10, 2006 at 3:14 PM
Matthew said...


That is amazing! But, I have no doubt in the power of Mary praying for us.

Thank you for joining me, St. Peter's Helper.

del_button May 10, 2006 at 6:30 PM
Anonymous said...

I am saying it also.

del_button May 13, 2006 at 10:33 PM
Anonymous said...

Does it still count as saying it for that day if you say it past midnight the following day?

del_button May 13, 2006 at 11:28 PM
Matthew said...

Anonymous, God is merciful. I'm sure He wouldn't mind :)

del_button May 15, 2006 at 10:06 PM
Anonymous said...

Thank you. :0)

del_button May 17, 2006 at 10:12 AM
Tom Reagan said...

I didn't know the 54 day version, but did one month of petitioning then another in thanksgiving. It works!

I just posted something on the rosary which hopefully you'll find something useful in at

del_button August 4, 2006 at 5:57 PM
Tom Reagan said...
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del_button August 4, 2006 at 5:59 PM
Tom Reagan said...


I linked to this (since it's how I first read of the concept) from this post.

Thanks again for all of your prayers!

del_button October 26, 2009 at 9:12 AM
Anonymous said...

I just began my 54 day novena 5 days ago to pray for my business which is in very serious trouble as I am deeply and hopelessly in debt. Have vowed to tithe more as part of my thanksgiving.

del_button November 5, 2009 at 8:32 PM
vocations said...

Matthew, although i do not know you, i am starting this novena tomorrow to ask for help in retiring my educational debt so that i my do the lord's will...

del_button November 13, 2009 at 3:57 PM
Anonymous said...

Dear Blessed Mother,

Please give us help where we need it the most. amen

del_button April 1, 2010 at 6:39 PM
Anonymous said...

i will start the 54 day novena to meet my husband, get married and have children. please pray for me

del_button May 18, 2010 at 1:04 PM
Anonymous said...

I have just started the 54 day Novena to pray for my situation with my (very unpleasant) boss. Please keep me in your prayers as I shall keep all those who have problems at work in my prayers. I believe in the intercession of Mary in situations where only prayer can help. M

del_button June 23, 2010 at 5:56 AM
maymay said...

I've discovered this novena when im at my most troubled moment,ive started last june 21 and continued from then on.Everyday at around 5pm,I pray the rosary with the novena,I also sing songs of praise,and talk to our dear jesus for like about everything that's going on in my life.After the prayer,I feel so loved,comforted,and happy.Im praying for a big favor that'll make or break my future.It's all up to HIM now,trough the intercession of our mama Mary.Pray,it works,things may seem hard right now,but in GODS' time,things will work out...Just believe...:)He loves us.

del_button July 6, 2010 at 6:26 PM
drtrf said...

Who would like to join me in praying the 54 day Rosary Novena starting(I believe)Sept. 8th, the feast of the birth Our Blessed Mother, and ending on Oct. 31st? Or maybe start it on Sept. 9th and ending on Nov. 1st? I just am not sure of the intention. I keep asking for a peaceful nonviolent deliverance of the U.S.A. from the evils of communism, socialism, fascism, progressivism, tyranny, totalitarianism, corruption, greed, materialism, class envy, and bigotry. That's a mouthful. Or praying for God-fearing, prolife, just, honest, constitutionalists men and women to be elected and sworn in the U.S. House and Senate. Please advise.

del_button July 7, 2010 at 4:45 AM
Anonymous said...

i am almost through with my novena, already saying the ones for thanksgiving. I am praying for God's favour and Our Lady's intercession in the area of my school fees and career.

God will make a way, may He grant us our heart desires, amen.

del_button August 8, 2010 at 12:24 PM
Anonymous said...

Queen of the Holy Rosary. No wonder Mary liked that title, it's beautiful. I think I will call her that from now on. Thank you for this post. Michelle :)

del_button August 9, 2010 at 8:44 PM
Anonymous said...

I am almost through the 1st half of my novena, my daughter has her mind set on going to another school and living with her father, please pray for her(Jade)!(mom Suzanne)

del_button September 26, 2010 at 7:31 PM
Anonymous said...

Please pray that the one I love comes back to me and gives me a second chance. To remove all bondages that's keeping us from our relationship and for God to Bless our relationship.

del_button October 5, 2010 at 11:03 AM
Anonymous said...

I started the 54 day rosary novena pleading our Holy Mother to obtain for me the renewal of a four months contract for training the staff member of an organization I had had, and after an extra 2 months they told me there were no more funds from training. On the second day of the novena, I opened the bible and fell the verse Is 60:11 , "your gates shall
be open constantly open..."I felt the Holy Mother had obtained the renewal for me so fast. On the 30th of September I got an email from the Administrator of that organization that the director had authorized the training to continue.She said, you must have said a novena, the training goes on! " I later told that admin that I was actually doing a novena. I had told her that novenas are powerful prayers, but not that I had started one pryaing for the renewal of my contract. That admin asked me to say the same novena for a serious intention, the person does not believe in Jesus. Not in Mary neither of course, but that is going to change I feel, so through our Mary, I have no doubt that person will be converted. By the way, I resumed giving training sessions this morning!!! I am on the 30th day only, so I got confirmation before I had even finished the petiton part. Do you have a serious issue to pray for?? I recommend you say the 54 day novena to our Lady of Fatima, her promise is so true. She will get from God whatever you are asking for, unless it is against God's will.

We have a loving and powerful Mother, but many do not know it!! Trust in her once, and put ypur request throuhg her, you will add a comment here also!

Be blessed!

del_button January 31, 2011 at 12:48 PM
Anonymous said...

Queen of Rosary, mother and Virgin Marry pray for us!
Her intercessions are so effective! real.

del_button March 9, 2011 at 1:45 AM
Anonymous said...

I have started my 54 day novena to Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary. Today is my 9th day.

del_button April 9, 2011 at 6:25 PM
andrea said...

I am on day 3 of my "in thanksgiving" part of the novena. I have been broken hearted, and pray that my love will come back to me in order for us to work on heaving a happy and healthy relationship with the Lord as our center. Please pray for me/us.

del_button April 28, 2011 at 8:36 AM
Cheryl said...

I am on the 16th day of my Novena, asking the Heavenly Mother to inceed on my famiy's behalf for an improvement in our financial situation. I am a BIG believer in Prayer and I truly believe that what is meant to be will be. Everything, I believe happens for a reason and although we may not know what it is, maybe not even in this lifetime, when we pass Our Heavenly Father will let us know then. Thank you Blessed Mother!!!

del_button May 7, 2011 at 9:11 AM
okasan said...

Me and my kids finished the 54 days Novena..before it finished my petition has been granted ... Now I have a job as an English Teacher and my stent from my kidney has been removed....Thank you so much Dear Lord ...and our Blessed Virgin Mary! We love you!!

del_button June 14, 2011 at 10:53 AM
Anonymous said...

hail queen of most holy rosary,my sweet mother who is always there for me. i love you mom,virgin of all virgin.

del_button June 18, 2011 at 6:01 AM
Anonymous said...

I am on day 24 of the peition portion of the 54 day novena. This is my first time praying it and I find it wonderously comforting and pwerful. I am praying for the repair and restoration of my marriage covenant.

del_button October 27, 2011 at 11:09 PM
Anonymous said...

I am on my 16th day of petition prayer. Please also pray with me as I ask for God's grace for a permanent position with the US Embassy or Bureau of Immigration. I am in dire need of a morning job. I am also a working student and the breadwinner. I believe God will hear and answer me through Mama Mary.

All i have is faith, and nothing else.

del_button November 1, 2011 at 9:50 PM
Anonymous said...

My Uncle Jim just told me that he recently prayed the 54 day Novena for me and my husband (we are newly-weds). Both of us have been married previously and been through a lot of difficulties with our ex's. I am so thankful that he dedicated his prayers to us and to help us continue a wonderful marriage. Thank you for God's blessings!

del_button November 13, 2011 at 9:51 PM
Anonymous said...

im starting this novena and i find it really comforting.i got impregnated by my boyfriend,he promised he will take responsibility to us.we were both working outside the country,and when i finished my contract i had to leave early because of my condition.he promised he will come home son to fulfill his promise.until one day i found out he came home already,i was really really depress.i was thinking to kill my self but i realized i had his baby inside me.then i found out this novena.i never hesitated to start it.because i want him to come back to me i loved him and i miss him.please mama mary intercede on my behalf.God is the center of the family i want ti build but how can i do so depress

del_button December 2, 2011 at 11:41 PM
Anonymous said...

In July through August of 2009 I prayed the Novena to get pregnant. i got pregnant in Sept 2009 And my Daniela Was born in May 2010!!!!! before praying the 54 day Novena I had had 2 miscarriages.....

del_button January 24, 2012 at 2:53 AM
Anonymous said...

I have gone through the same predicament and started the 54 day novena on the 1 of january 2011. I have been having problems with my fiance and we broke up on the 31 November 2010. But since we have a long distance relationship, we have never spoken or met face to face to resolve the issues. Although now he has moved in with this girl ,i still feel that we were meant to be .For the first 2 weeks he was still dilly dallying about him coming to visit and all and we sort out our differences.. Now because he had already moved in with this girl, he does not want to leave her.Whilst saying the novena , I have had my hopes dashed my faith tested and you name it , I have cried but I am still sticking to complete my novena as I have hope that all will be well. The fact that he is in her house , sometimes made me think maybe I am being told something here.
I have been praying we get back together and whatever problems we had before , I need this last chance to make it better.
I know Our Lady has a plan so I will be patient or try and be patient and wait for the plan.

God bless .T

del_button February 1, 2012 at 5:51 PM
Anonymous said...

I have just started the 54day novena to Our Lady, for the first time, and I do believe it is the reason I had such an unexpected feeling of great happiness. I am praying for financial help for myself and my family, if it is God's will. This is a wonderful novena, that will, at the very least lift your spirits and bring peace and contentment to your heart and mind. I would recommend it to all. God Bless to you all, and I thank God for our most Holy and Divine Queen of The Rosary.

del_button February 11, 2012 at 9:36 AM
Anonymous said...

i wanna pray this novena and i started, but i skipped for about 3 days, so i have to start all over again, i wish i could done this 54 day so that i wouldn't suffer anymore, tnx 2 MAMA MARY

del_button August 23, 2012 at 10:05 AM
Anonymous said...

I used to have a chart of when to start this powerful novena. It would start so that the last day of the Novena would fall on one of the feast days of Our Lady. Does anyone know that dates?
This year we have to pray even harder, for the sanctity of life.

del_button November 21, 2012 at 3:27 PM
Anonymous said...

Im on my third day of this novena to try and save my marriage if its Gods will. Can i add another petition and pray for a dear friend who is also having trouble with her message, or do i need to finish one then start another?

del_button December 9, 2012 at 1:30 AM
Anonymous said...

i started praying this novena last November. I pray that Mother Mary hears my prayers and grants the desires of my heart.

del_button December 24, 2012 at 7:31 AM
Anonymous said...

I will start praying this novena today for my broken marriege and a UN job I know it will work I have faith

del_button January 27, 2013 at 11:47 AM
Anonymous said...

I am praying the novena to Our Lady in the hopes that she will bring my love back to me. I miss him every day. I put a smile on my face and go about my life, but every morning, I wake up and he is on my mind. My whole life right now revolves around him, not on purpose, I simply cant help how I feel. Im asking the Holy Queen to mend my broken heart and to give my love and I just one more chance to make this work between us. Im confused, I dont know where my ex stands. It was his decision to leave, and im not sure if he regrets his decision or if he's happy now that im gone and out of his life. I am praying that my ex and I whether this storm and come out on the other side together. I dont know what I would do if I did not have this novena and my faith to look to. Thank you so much and God bless anyone else who is turning to this novena and Our Lady for answers.

del_button February 28, 2013 at 4:59 PM
Unknown said...

Did you get your prayers answered? I'm praying for the same thing.

del_button February 28, 2013 at 5:05 PM
Unknown said...

How did it turn out?

del_button April 19, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Anonymous said...

I am starting the 54 novena today, for the Blessed Mother, Queen of the Holy Rosary to grant my husband and I the miracle of having a child. I hope its in God's Will, for I have this desire in my heart. After almost 7 years of trying and a surgery to correct some things I have faith The Blessed Mother will hear my prayer.

del_button June 28, 2013 at 8:28 AM
Anonymous said...

I have just completed my 54 day novena. I asked to find love, a happy relationship, preferably marriage. There is one person I have loved for a long time, but I'm not in a personal relationship with yet. I would like it to be him, but I am open to another if this is not the one my Mother Queen of the Rosary sees right for me. Nothing has changed from before and after this novena. My faith is tested, doubts come in to my mind, I need to be patient, not sure if I should do another compressed novena to reinforce how much this means to me, or just have faith that the first one will be answered in my favor. Any comments would be welcome. I will check back here to see if anyone can offer me some advice. Thank you.

del_button August 2, 2013 at 5:32 PM
Unknown said...

i am praying for my marriage to be restored and my husband to retain his place has the head and high priest of our home.That he will lead with godly grace.

del_button October 5, 2013 at 1:59 AM
A brother, Ireland said...

My brother had no work for over two years and was so angry, fed up , frustrated and dejected. His confidence was destroyed and he had lost all joy in his heart, he was taking really long walks and we were getting very worried about him.I started the 54 day novena for him and on day 27 he received a job offer and on day 28 a second one. He started work immediately, the change in him is nothing short of miraculous, thank you Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven , Queen of the Rosary, Our Lord will not refuse his most holy Mother.

del_button September 30, 2015 at 9:37 PM
Anonymous said...

My daughter and I are on the thanksgiving part of the 54 day novena at the moment. One of our intentions was answered on the 5th day of the novena!! We were so stunned when it happened that for five minutes we walked around just shaking our heads at how incredible it is to witness such love from our Mother. Our prayers that evening were very joyful and we know that our other petitions will be answered. On a night that my daughter was going to go on a birthday party with some friends whom I was not so particularly fond of, I asked Mary towards the end of my prayers that night to look after her that night wherever she may be. At 11 pm that night, she was dropped off at home since her friends had to go to another party and she had wanted to come home. Thank you Mother Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth for answering our prayers. To God be the glory.. Amen.

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