Today, Friday, June 27, a special novena for Our Lady's intentions for July 1-5 begins. The novena consists of 3 Hail Mary's every hour, on the hour, starting at 9:00 AM and ending at 5:00 PM. This nine hour novena is at your local time. On the top of every hour from 9:00 in the morning your local time, until 5:00 in the afternoon your local time, you will pray 3 Hail Mary's.
This nine hour novena, is a type the Community of Caritas prays often. In August of 2005 when Our Lady was here at Caritas, we prayed this novena in union with all of the pilgrims. And Our Lady, on Her birthday, August 5, thanked us for the novenas we offered in preparation for Her birthday. So in this spirit we offer this novena to Our Lady. Below is the intention of this novena:
Dear Queen of Our Homeland, we pray that You will receive our personal intentions and consecrations from our hearts and that the July 4th consecration of our Nation will be accepted in complete fullness, that You will act immediately upon our Nation's behalf to return it to Your Son’s principles and make the United States of America a Christian nation once again. Please do not delay in rescuing us. Thank You, dear Mother.
So we encourage you to begin this novena, both those of you who are coming, and those of you who cannot make it, to be in union with us.
In the Love of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary,
Caritas of Birmingham ♥