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Nineveh 90 January 1-March 30th

Nineveh 90 (Solemnity of Mary) January 1-March 30 (Holy Saturday), 2024

For these 90 days, resolve to let go of repetitive sin you struggle with (e.g., acts of impurity, over-eating, alcohol, etc.) Our approach will be incremental knowing that change; real change takes time; and confidence that HE will help us. We will take St. Theresa approach and offer up a little at a time asking God to do the heavy work on our soul. If you can Create or join a “Nineveh 90 Squad” of 3+ people. Maybe create a Facebook group. Also, try to join together with an “Accountability Buddy.” This starts on January 1, 2024.

Week 1 January 1-6 New Years Week Go to Mass on the Solemnity of Mary on Monday and make the First Saturday

·         Wear Brown Scapular (Scapular Medal allowed) – Akin to Sackcloth

·         Daily Prayer (Developing a quality Catholic Prayer Life)

o    54 Day Rosary Novena (Basic Training in Holiness)

§  Prayer Intentions for 54 Day Rosary Novena: 

·       End to abortion

·       Personal holiness

·       For the conversion of loved ones.

·         Sevenhours of sleep is essential

Week 2 January 7-13 Orthodox Christmas Week add to above. (Sleep/rosary/Scapular/Mass on Holy days) Have an Epiphany and start:

·         Regular and challenging exercise

Week 3 January 14-20 Martin Luther King Holiday add to above. (Sleep/rosary/Scapular/Mass on Holy days, exercise, reading, bedtime prayer)

·         Fasting: Wednesdays and Fridays (Water/Juice and bread only, if medically allowed, otherwise as is outlined by the USCCB)·        

·         Confession (at least once a month … immediately following grave sin)

Week 4 January 21-27 Conversion of Paul week add to above. (Sleep-rosary-Scapular-Mass-exercise-reading-bedtime-fast-TV-confession)

·         No eating between meals·        

·         Holy Hour (or at least 20 minutes of quiet prayerful reflection time. Does not need to be before the Blessed Sacrament. This is normally done at home or your favorite prayer space … maybe create a “God Cave” in your home)

Week 5 January 28-February 3 Septuagesima Week add to above. (Sleep-rosary-Scapular-Mass-exercise-reading-bedtime-fast-TV-confession-no snack-computer-adoration) Candlemas/Groundhog-2nd First Saturday

·          No soda or sweetened drinks·        

Week 6 February 4-10 Sexagesima Week add to above. (Sleep-rosary-Scapular-Mass-exercise-reading-bedtime-fast-TV-confession-no snack-computer-adoration-no sugar-angelus) Chinese New Year

·         No desserts & sweets (Feast Days only)

·         Morning Offering

Week 7 February 11-17 Ash Wednesday Week add to above. (Sleep-rosary-Scapular-Mass-exercise-reading-bedtime-fast-TV-confession-no snack-computer-adoration-no sugar-angelus-sweets-morning) 

·         Limit alcohol (one a day)

Week 8 February 18-24 First Week of Lent Practice the Ember Fast Wed, Fri, and Sat.
rest in the Lord and on Saturday February 24th 

Week 9 February 25-March 2 Second Week of Lent
start 33 Day Preparation for Consecration on Sunday Feb 25 make 3rd First Saturday March 2nd 

Week 10 March 3-9 Third Week of Lent

Week 11 March 10-16 Fourth Week of Lent

Week 12 March 17-23 Fifth Week of Lent Saint Patrick and Saint Joseph

Week 13 March 24-30 Palm Sunday Holy Week