A New Kind of NovenaHere's the plan. We are going to pray for nine days (that's what makes it a novena) between March 17 and March 25. Pray all nine days if you can, or join in for part. Pray as a family or alone. The prayers are simple. Since the Rosary is so powerful, this novena is structured around prayers in the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. Mary is our Mother and Queen. We can run to her in the dark. We are praying to renew our media and entertainment culture with virtue in order to safeguard our children and families. So it is fitting to focus our reflection walking with her through the infancy and childhood of Jesus. You'll notice that our desire to overcome evil with good is reflected in the choice of the Joyful mysteries, an emphasis each day on specific virtues, and some positive references to the Ten Commandments. Each day's prayer will be posted on CatholicMom.com at 6 AM Eastern. These links will work as the novena prayers go live each day, so you may bookmark this post or check the homepage for the prayer. Day One: March 17 Day Two: March 18 Day Three: March 19 Day Four: March 20 Day Five: March 21 Day Six: March 22 Day Seven: March 23 Day Eight: March 24 Day Nine: March 25 Receive CatholicMom.com newsletters in your inbox! * indicates required
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Cathy Gilmore is an award-winning author, educator, and founder of Virtue Works Media Ministry, which is pioneering the Virtue Literacy Project, an innovative approach to family virtue formation. Support this non-profit organization's effort to build the only online virtue-based search engine for reading, media, and entertainment, to help parents, grandparents, and teachers to protect and strengthen the souls of children and teens with the power of virtue through reading and media. Follow Cathy on Twitter @PowerofParable.