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. Pray and Reflect with Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Archdiocese of San Francisco On the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary - We Pray the The Glorious Mysteries First Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection. "But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel; and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, 'Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen"' (Lk 24:1-5). Our Father, 10 Hail Marys (contemplating the mystery), Glory be to the Father. Second Glorious Mystery: The Ascension. "So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God" (Mk 16:19). Our Father, 10 Hail Marys (contemplating the mystery), Glory be to the Father. Third Glorious Mystery: The descent of the Holy Spirit. "When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance" (Acts 2:1-4). Our Father, 10 Hail Marys (contemplating the mystery), Glory be to the Father. Fourth Glorious Mystery: The Assumption. "Henceforth all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me" (Lk 1:48-49). Our Father, 10 Hail Marys (contemplating the mystery), Glory be to the Father. Fifth Glorious Mystery: The crowning of Our Lady Queen of Heaven. "And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars" (Rev 12:1 ). Our Father, 10 Hail Marys (contemplating the mystery), Glory be to the Father.