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7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Mary’s & 7 Glory Be’s

Two Older Villagers © COB

The seven Our Fathers, Hail Mary’s and Glory Be’s are a traditional prayer from the history of this region of the Croatian people. When Our Lady first appeared, it was suggested to the children from family members to pray, what is known as the 7-7-7. Our Lady then confirmed this as Her wish—and these then became the first prayers Our Lady requested of not only the visionaries, but the parish itself, to pray everyday. Once these prayers were firmly established in their daily prayer life, Our Lady began to request the Rosary everyday as well; first one mystery, then two, three and eventually Our Lady asked for all four mysteries. The seven Our Fathers, Hail Mary’s and Glory Be’s were incorporated into the evening services as well, as they are prayed immediately following the Croatian Mass. These prayers are a reminder of the first requests Our Lady made in the first days of the apparitions. They are also always prayed for the intention of peace. For this reason, the 7-7-7 prayers have also become known as the Peace Rosary.

June 27, 1981

The visionaries asked: “How must we pray?”

“Continue to recite The Lord’s Prayer, the Hail Mary, and the Glory Be seven times, but also add the Creed. Good-bye, my angels. Go in the peace of God.”