Pray the Step-by-Step Rosary for South Africa

Our Lady of Assumption, patron saint of South Africa, pray for us!

Saint George, patron saint of South Africa, pray for us!

Saint Martin of Tours, patron saint of South Africa, pray for us!

Cardinal Raymond Burke is calling upon all Catholics to join him in a significant Novena, a nine-month-novena seeking Our Lady’s intercession.  It is to be prayed daily throughout the ninemonth novena from March 12 to December 12, 2024.

Our Step-by-Step Rosary partner has created a way to pray the novena.

The base prayer created by His Eminence is down below but can also be found here.

The Joyful Mysteries, Mysterium Gaudiósa, are traditionally prayed on Monday, and Thursday.

The Sorrowful Mysteries, Mysterium Dolorósa, are traditionally prayed on Tuesday, and Wednesday.

The Glorious Mysteries,Mysterium Gloriósa, are traditionally prayed on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.


Let us pray the nine-month novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe:

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

Novena Prayer in Latin

Prayer Against the Persecutors of the Holy Mother Church

Raccolta #718

Graciously hear the prayers of Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord

that her enemies and all heresies may be brought to naught,

and that she may serve Thee in perfect security and freedom.

Through Christ our Lord.



The Raccolta, ed. 1902. #75. p. 354 His Holiness, Leo XIII., by a rescript of the S. Congr. of Indulgences, December 20, 1890.

Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God and our Mother, Mary,

thou seest how, from every quarter, the devil and the world are assailing the Catholic faith,

in which we purpose, by God's mercy, to live and to die, that we may gain eternal glory.

O Help of Christians,

renew thy former victories for the safety of thy children.

They intrust to thy care their firm purpose never to belong to any gathering of heretics or sectaries;

O thou who art all holy, offer up our resolutions to thy divine Son,

and obtain from him the graces necessary to keep us true to them unto the end.

Console the visible Head of the Church,

help the Catholic Episcopate,

protect the clergy and the faithful who hail thee as Queen,

hasten, by the power of thy intercession,

the day which shall see all nations gathered together about the Supreme Pastor.


Maria, Auxilium Christianorum, ora pro nobis.