Cardinal Burke Announces Nine-Month Novena to Seek Our Lady’s ‘Intercession’

Cardinal Raymond Burke is embarking on a nine-month novena to the Virgin Mary to intercede “against the pressing crises of our age” – and he is calling on Catholics around the world and “especially in the Americas” to join him.

He announced on X, formerly known as Twitter, his intention to seek “Our Lady’s intercession”, and, addressing his “Brothers and Sisters in Christ”, the cardinal says he is calling upon “all Catholics” to join him.

The initiative will begin in March and, citing “the pressing crises of our age”, the cardinal highlights the parallels between the tensions and armed conflicts in the world today and the troubled times 500 years ago when Our Lady first appeared to Saint Juan Diego in Guadalupe.

“Nearly five hundred years ago the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe changed the course of history, the cardinal says in a video explaining the initiative. “Today the hearts of Catholics around the world echo the same anxieties of 1531”.

Continue reading at the Catholic Herald