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The month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary

and we are supposed to pray the Rosary every day through the entire month.

Cardinal Leo Burke calls all the faithful to join him in praying a nine-months novena seeking Mary’s intercession. Our Step-by-Step Rosary community has joined the nine-month-Novena prayers.

It began on March 12 and it is culminating on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12.  We have also put together a straight to the point version for the one who wants to pray the novena and there we have links to several languages too.

His Eminence asks for Our Lady of Guadalupe's maternal care and protection amid the forces of sin.

“The darkness of sin seems so great. But Our Lord has not called us to fear! Evil cannot approach the power of God’s grace. Sin cannot prevent Our Lord’s healing mercy from reaching those who repent and seek it. And nothing can diminish the care and protection of Our Lady for us, which remain as strong today as they were 500 years ago.”

You can join His Eminence Cardinal Burke by signing up here.

Let us all pray that every Catholic in your own country, return to Our Lady!

His messages and reflections can be read here.

Our Step-by-Step Rosary can be used, following the below tabs (english).

We also offer several Step-by-Step Rosary prayers in other languages. 

    “For never will anyone who says his Rosary every day become a formal heretic or be led astray by the devil.

    This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood.”

    Twenty-fifth Rose,St. Louis de Montfort


    of the nine-month novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe

    March 12 - Dec 12, 2024

    O Virgin Mother of God, we fly to your protection and beg your intercession against the darkness and sin which ever more envelop the world and menace the Church. Your Son,
    Our Lord Jesus Christ, gave you to us as our mother as He died on the Cross for our salvation.

    So too, in 1531, when darkness and sin beset us, He sent you, as Our Lady of Guadalupe, on Tepeyac to lead us to Him Who alone is our light and our salvation.

    Through your apparitions on Tepeyac and your abiding presence with us on the miraculous mantle of your messenger, Saint Juan Diego, millions of souls converted to faith in your Divine Son. Through this novena and our consecration to you, we humbly implore your intercession for our daily conversion of life to Him and the conversion of millions more who do not yet believe in Him. In our homes and in our nation, lead us to Him Who alone wins the victory over sin and darkness in us and in the world.

    Unite our hearts to your Immaculate Heart so that they may find their true and lasting home in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Ever guide us along the pilgrimage of life to our eternal home with Him. So may our hearts, one with yours, always trust in God's promise of salvation, in His never-failing mercy toward all who turn to Him with a humble and contrite heart. Through this novena and our consecration to you, O Virgin of Guadalupe, lead all souls in America and throughout the world to your Divine Son in Whose name we pray.


    March, 2024


    + Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke

    Here follows our Step-by-Step community novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

    The above link takes you to the novena, and here below follows the base prayers of the novena.

    + In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

    Introduction Prayer

    Remember, O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe, that in your heavenly apparitions on the mount of Tepeyac, you promised to show your compassion and pity towards all who, loving and trusting you, seek your help and call upon you in their necessities and afflictions. You promised to hear our supplications, to dry our tears, and to give us consolation and relief.


    Never has it been known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, we fly to you, O Mary, ever-Virgin Mother of the true God! Though grieving under the weight of our sins, we come to prostrate ourselves before you. We fully trust that, standing beneath your shadow and protection, nothing will trouble or afflict us, nor do we need to fear illness or misfortune, or any other sorrow.


    O Virgin of Guadalupe, you want to remain with us through your admirable Image, you who are our Mother, our health, and our life. Placing ourselves beneath your maternal gaze, and having recourse to you in all our necessities, we need do nothing more.

    O Holy Mother of God, despise not our petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer us. Amen.

    Daily Prayer

    Dearest Lady of Guadalupe,

    fruitful Mother of holiness,

    teach me your ways of gentleness and strength.

    Hear my humble prayer offered with heartfelt confidence to beg this favor _______

    (mention your intention here)

    Concluding Prayers:

    Our father x 1

    Hail Mary x 1

    Glory x 1

    + In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


    The Raccolta, ed. 1910, #23.



    There are people who, today, have difficulties of praying for the Popes intentions - but - few knows of what the intentions are:

    "The Pope’s intention always includes the following objects:

    i. The progress of the Faith and triumph of the Church.
    ii. Peace and union among Christian Princes and Rulers.
    iii. The conversion of sinners.
    iv. The uprooting of heresy.

    These intentions may be fittingly recalled and prayed for after Communion, or at the visit;
    but a general intention of praying according to the mind of the Pope is sufficient ; and any prayers may be used which are not already of obligation, e.g., the Little Hours of a priests Office.

    (July 12, 1847; May 29, 1841.)"