Day 2 – Novena to Our Lady of the Rosary to Defeat Proposition 1

Novena Day 2 – September 30 – Feast of Saint Jerome 



Daily Novena Prayer

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

Our dearest Mother Mary,
behold us, your children, as we humbly come in prayer before you. In you, the Author of Life assumed the fullness of human nature, redeeming us by sacrificing his life for our salvation,
obtaining for us participation in eternal life through the Holy Spirit.

With you, we treasure every human life created in God’s image,
and we grieve for any action or social structure that undermines that dignity.
We come before you today, led by the Holy Spirit and united
as one family in your Son, to offer this Novena as a spiritual bouquet,
with confidence in the power of your intercession before our Almighty God and Father.

May he hear and grant our earnest request that the hearts of voters in our state
be moved to reject and defeat Proposition 1, and may we be guided by the Holy Spirit to rebuild and strengthen a culture of life in the hearts and minds of all we encounter.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Reflection by Bishop Jaime Soto, Diocese of Sacramento

Today we Pray the 3rd Joyful Mystery: The Birth of Our Lord

“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. This was the first enrolment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn” (Lk 2:1-7).

“Jesus was born in a humble stable, into a poor family. Simple shepherds were the first witnesses to this event. In this poverty heaven’s glory was made manifest” (CCC, 525).

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys (contemplating the mystery), Glory be to the Father.


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