Pope Francis to launch Rosary Marathon for the End of the Pandemic.

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  1. Xavier

    Xavier "In the end, My Immaculate Heart will Triumph."

    From: https://www.thecatholictelegraph.co...nch-rosary-marathon-for-end-to-pandemic/74493

    "Pope Francis on Saturday will lead a rosary to begin a month-long prayer marathon for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The pope’s rosary will be broadcast live from the Gregorian Chapel of St. Peter’s Basilica at 6 p.m. Rome time on May 1.

    Situated directly to the west of the Holy Sacrament Chapel, the Gregorian Chapel contains the relics of St. Gregory of Nazianzus, a Doctor of the Church, as well as a 7th-century icon of Our Lady of Help.

    The rosary kicks off a month of daily rosaries prayed at Catholic shrines around the world for the intention of an end to the coronavirus pandemic and the resumption of work and social activities.

    Families, teens, and young adults from Rome and the surrounding region will lead the rosary together with Pope Francis.

    During the event May 1, Pope Francis will also bless rosaries to be sent to the 30 Marian shrines participating in the daily live-streamed prayers.

    Among these are the shrines of Our Lady of Walsingham in England, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in the United States, Our Lady of Częstochowa in Poland, the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary in South Korea, Our Lady of Aparecida in Brazil, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage in the Philippines, Our Lady of Knock in Ireland, the Virgin of the Poor at Banneux in Belgium, Notre Dame d’Afrique in Algeria, Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima in Portugal, and Our Lady of Health in India.

    Participating shrines in Italy include the Holy House of Loreto and Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei.

    The other global shrines are Jesus the Saviour and Mother Mary in Nigeria, the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Our Lady of Lujan in Argentina, Our Lady Queen of Peace at Medjugorje in Bosnia, St. Mary’s Cathedral in Australia, Our Lady of Lourdes in France, Meryem Ana in Turkey, Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre in Cuba, Our Lady of Nagasaki in Japan, Nuestra Señora de Montserrat in Spain, Notre Dame du Cap in Canada, the National Shrine Our Lady Ta’ Pinu in Malta, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in Mexico, Mother of God in Zarvantysia in Ukraine, Altötting in Germany, and Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa, Lebanon.

    Pope Francis will also close the month of rosaries by leading the prayer in the Vatican Gardens May 31.

    The initiative, organized by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, is in response to a request from the pope.

    “Pope Francis wishes to involve all the shrines around the world in this initiative, so that they may become vehicles of the prayer of the entire Church,” a press release said. “The initiative is being conducted in the light of the biblical expression: ‘Prayer by the Church was fervently being made to God’ (Acts 12:5).”

    The Vatican’s evangelization office said it had “extended this invitation to all the shrines around the world, in order to promote the diffusion of the initiative in the relevant regions, so as to reach priests, families, and all the faithful, inviting them to join in this prayer of intercession and hope to the Blessed Virgin Mary.”

    All Catholics are invited to participate in the daily rosaries however and wherever they are able, the press release said.

    A liturgical guide, available in English, Spanish, and Italian, can be downloaded from the website of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization."

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  2. Mario

    Mario Powers

    Thank you Holy Father for turning to Our Lady. If tens of millions respond then the positive graces will affect far more than just covid-19!:cry:
    May this be a tipping point, Lord Jesus!

    Safe in the Refuge of the Immaculate Heart!!
     
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  3. Luan Ribeiro

    Luan Ribeiro Archangels

    it reminds me of when the pope called for a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria in September 2013 when a US military intervention in the country seemed imminent.
     
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  4. miker

    miker Powers

    Getting my beads ready! And I’m adding in St. Joseph litany. As a father and grandfather I need the Lord’s Foster Father so much to help me.

    And quick reminder tomorrow is Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.
     
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  5. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Thank you!
     
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  6. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Thank you, Xavier. May Heaven hear the cries of the Pope and the people.
     
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  7. andree

    andree Archangels

    Ah wonderful! I will program my phone for 6 pm Rome time so that I won't forget to join in.
     
  8. Booklady

    Booklady Powers

    Thank you, Xavier! So glad the Holy Father is leading these prayers worldwide to Our Lady, Our Holy Mother.
     
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  9. SeeTheLight

    SeeTheLight New Member

    Xavier you are awesome thanks for spreading the word around the net!

    Pray!
     
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  10. andree

    andree Archangels

    Yes Bless you for this Xavier, I hadn't seen this announcement.

    I wanted to add a thought: joining the Holy Father in his intentions is a source of Graces and strength for us and the Church and important to be united with him sincerely in the month dedicated to Our Lady. I got this image today as I reflected on praying the Rosary in unity with the Holy Father.

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  11. AED

    AED Powers

    The power of the Church in prayer United with the Holy Father is documented in the Acts of the Apostles. Nuclear weapon prayer! I'm in!!!
     
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  12. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Me, too
     
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  13. PurpleFlower

    PurpleFlower Archangels

    I do wish we were praying for conversion of the world too! I love it when the pope leads the Church in prayer.
     
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  14. Malachi

    Malachi Archangels

    Forgive me Lord but who can take a thing this man says with any seriousness. I knew it as clear as a bright morning back in the spring of 2013 and nothing has changed my mind since.
     
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  15. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    But Blessed Mother loves the Rosary. The fruits of the Rosary are holy. Only God knows how this will turn out.
     
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  16. Malachi

    Malachi Archangels

    Yeah, that aside there is no "pandemic" no need for special petitions unless of course to break the spell of lunacy and utter bat shit craziness that has enveloped the Church and civil society.
     
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  17. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    This was all foretold in Scripture.
    Padre Pio said “the rosary is the weapon.”
     
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  18. Dolours

    Dolours Guest

    I had forgotten about the Pope's request to pray the rosary. I needed to fill in some time while not in My own house and happened to switch on EWTN . I don't know when I last turned on a TV and I wouldn't have done so today had I not been in that house at that time. I had watched an online Mass in the morning and after Mass joined in with the Joyful mysteries for the First Saturday devotion after Mass so I wasn't thinking of the Rosary when I switched on EWTN. EWTN were showing the Rosary from the Walsingham Shrine. Probably just a coincidence but perhaps a nudge from God. I was glad to pray the Glorious Mysteries along with the folk in Walsingham. The Lord can bring good from this. I hope that the good will include scuppering plans for vaccine passports.
     
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  19. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Thank God. I don't mean to be nasty, but it's very, very late.

    This is an after thought, which should have been first thought.

    Why?
     
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