54 day Novena
to the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeii

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is apparently the oldest feast day of Our Lady and the Step-by-Step Commander Cross Rosary community will beginn the Assumption Fast on August 1 for fourteen days.

From August 12 our Step-by-Step community will commence the 54 days novena by praying 15 mysteries of the rosary each day, praying it in one intention and through our standard Step-by-Step Rosary adding a few short prayers at the beginning and end.

54 Days Novena to the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeii

    If you want to do the 15 Mysteries in one session:

    Day 1-27 (Aug 12- Sept 7)

    Day 28-54 (Sept 8 - Oct 4)

    The 54-days Novena to the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeii commenced on August 12 

    and we will end it on October 4, which is the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi,

    and it is also when the Synod of the Bishops commence (Oct 4-29).

    (we do remember what happened on the Friday before the Synod in Oct 2019

    with the introduction of idolatry in the Vatican Garden, with Pope Francis and a Amazonian priestess)

    'We ask that Our Lady of Pompeii to plead with her Son

    that, through divine intervention, He frees the Church from those who seek to harm her and destroy her.'

    Let us offer our Lady of Pompeii


    Our Lady of Pompeii Rosary Novena is a '54-day novena' as you pray a total of 3 novenas (3 x 9 days = 27 days) for your petition and then you pray 3 novenas (27 days) as a thanksgiving. The Rosary novena is connected to blessed Bartolo Longo.

    We are to:

    • pray 15 mysteries of the Rosary each day. For 54 days.
      (you do not have to say them all at once as it can be spread over the day)

    • praying the Rosary in one intention:

      "We ask that Our Lady of Pompeii  to plead with her Son that, through divine intervention, he frees the Church from those who seek to harm her and destroy her."

    • The first 27 days are for our petition (a total of 3 novenas x 9 days).
    • The last 27 days to thanksgiving (a total of 3 novenas x 9 days).

    Prayer to Mary, Help of Christians

    Raccolta, ed. 1957. #411.

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

    thou seest the attacks that are everywhere made by the devil and the world upon the Catholic faith,

    in which, by God's grace, we intend to live and die, in order that we may attain to eternal glory.

    Do thou, the Help of Christians, renew thine ancient victories and save thy children.

    They entrust to thee their firm purpose never to enroll themselves in societies hostile to our holy Religion;

    do thou, who art all holy, present to thy Divine Son our good resolutions,

    and obtain for us the grace we need to be unshaken in their observance, even to the end of life.

    Console the visible Head of the Church,

    sustain the Catholic Episcopate,

    protect the clergy and people who proclaim thee Queen;

    by the power of thine intercession hasten the day

    when all nations shall be gathered at the feet of the chief Shepherd.


    Mary, Help of Christians, pray for us!

    Practical Application

    Fatima.org describes this two-week fasting period as it "has never been obligatory for Roman Catholics, the Vigil of the Assumption on August 14thwas observed as a fasting day for centuries by the Roman Church. In fact, it remained a fasting day in most places up through the middle of the 20thcentury."

    They recommend the following:

    "The Assumption Fast is a fasting period which all Catholics – Eastern or Roman – can observe. I encourage Roman Catholics to observe this period by fasting from August 1st through August 14th except for Sundays.

    Since the Roman Catholic Tradition does not have limitations regarding vegetables and oil – like those kept in a strict, traditional Byzantine fast – I would simply encourage the following:

    • Fast (i.e., eat only one full meal) on all weekdays (including Saturdays) from August 1stthrough August 14th, inclusive.

    • A frustulum (i.e., a morning snack) and a collation (i.e., evening snack) are permitted. Together, they may not add up to a normal-sized meal.

    • Abstain from all meat on fast days. Since fasting days were by definition days of abstinence for centuries up until the time of Pope Benedict XIV in the mid-1700s, it is fitting that days we fast should be also days of full abstinence.

    • Eggs and dairy products (i.e., lacticinia) are permitted.They are only traditionally prohibited during the Lenten fast."