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Children participate in the “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” campaign in the Archdiocese of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, on Oct. 18, 2023. | Credit: ACN

"One Million Children Praying the Rosary" Surpasses 1 Million Participants for First Time

Nov 2, 2023

The children's rosary initiative began in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2005.

Synod members, led by Cardinal Gabetti, process into Saint Peter’s Basilica to pray the Rosary for Peace. | Credit: © Evandro Inetti/EWTN News/Vatican Pool

Synod on Synodality Delegates Pray the Rosary for Peace at St. Peter's Basilica: Photos

Oct 27, 2023

Their prayer intentions focused on those killed, wounded, and displaced by war, and included reflections on the past month’s work of the Synod, before the first session comes to a close this weekend. 

Today, October 7, We Celebrate Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Oct 7, 2023

On October 7, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the yearly feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Known for several centuries by the alternate title of “Our Lady of Victory,” the feast day takes place in honor of a 16th century naval victory which secured Europe against Turkish invasion. 

First edition of the Men’s Rosary. | Credit: Men’s Rosary Facebook Page

40 Countries to Participate in Men’s Rosary on October 7

Sep 27, 2023

The initiative originated in Poland and Ireland in 2018 and in just a few years has spread to other nations on different dates.

Men’s Worldwide Rosary Prays for the Conversion of the Entire World

May 10, 2023

Men from more than 40 countries joined together May 6 for the worldwide Men’s Rosary, praying on their knees before the Virgin Mary so that men would once again be valued in society and for the conversion of the entire world.

"God protected me and the Virgin Mary did not leave me": Survivor of Turkey Earthquake

Mar 1, 2023

Only a few hours after Bassel Habkouk, a young Lebanese Catholic and father of two, arrived for a visit in Turkey on Feb. 6, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the country and nearby Syria.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Gyumri, Armenia, June 25, 2016. | L'Osservatore Romano/CNA

Pope Francis Compares the Life of a Priest to the Mysteries of the Rosary

Dec 10, 2022

Pope Francis told seminarians on Saturday that praying the rosary can “unveil the mysteries of the priesthood” in its moments of joy, sorrow, and the glory to come.

Women from All over the World Pray the Rosary on Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Dec 9, 2022

On Dec. 8, the day the Church celebrates the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, thousands of women in different countries around the world gathered to pray the holy rosary for peace and for the defense of life.

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Worldwide Women’s Rosary Announced for Dec. 8: "We’re daughters of the Most Holy Virgin"

Nov 8, 2022

An initiative to hold a public women’s rosary that originated in Colombia has taken off worldwide with interested women connecting through Instagram.

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More than 840,000 Responded to the Pope’s Call to Pray the Rosary for Peace

Oct 23, 2022

More than 840,000 people from 140 countries joined in praying the rosary Oct. 18 to ask for peace and unity throughout the world.

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The Holy Rosary, a Spiritual Weapon that Lights Hearts on Fire

Oct 10, 2022

October is the month of the rosary. Catholics around the world are encouraged to join in praying the rosary daily to honor the Virgin Mary. On Oct. 7, Catholics celebrate the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. It was previously known by the alternate title of “Our Lady of Victory.” 

112-year-old Venezuelan farmer Vicente Pérez gestures at his home in San Jose de Bolivar, Tachira state, Venezuela, on Jan. 24, 2022. Guinness World Records has officially recognized Pérez as the oldest living man following the death of a Spaniard who was the previous holder of the title,. Jhonny Parra/AFP via Getty Images

The Oldest Man in the World is 113 and Prays the Holy Rosary Twice a Day

Jun 8, 2022

His name is Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, he’s Venezuelan, and is passionate about his faith.

Pope Francis prays the rosary for peace in Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major, May 31, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Prays Rosary for Peace in Ukraine and Around the World

May 31, 2022

The pope meditated on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary in union with Marian shrines around the world.

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Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Directs “a more vigorous May devotion” to Mary for Peace

May 1, 2022

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese has directed the people of God under his pastoral care to “a more vigorous May devotion to the mother of Jesus” for an end to violent conflicts globally and in the West African nation.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Nigerians Must Seek Help Through Rosary to Counter Killings, Catholic Archbishop Says

Nov 16, 2021

The apprehension and suffering that Nigeria is experiencing including what has been described as irrational killings and attacks can be countered by seeking perpetual help through praying the rosary, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.

Children in South Sudan participating in the rosary campaign. ACN

"One million children praying rosary": Kids Join Rosary Initiative Inspired by Padre Pio

Oct 15, 2021

Children from 44 countries have already registered to take part in the rosary campaign.

Jean Pierre Cardinal Kutwa addressing former President Laurent Gbagbo during Mass at the St. Paul Cathedral in Ivory Coast's Abidjan Archdiocese. Credit: CECCI/Facebook

Ivorian Cardinal Gifts Former President Rosary, Asks Him to Join “train of reconciliation”

Jun 22, 2021

The Cardinal in Ivory Coast has gifted a Rosary to the country’s former President, Laurent Gbagbo, who returned to the West African nation after close to a decade in exile.

Pope Francis prays before the crowned image of Mary, Undoer of Knots, in the Vatican Gardens, May 31, 2021./ Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

Pope Francis turns to Mary, Undoer of Knots, at end of rosary marathon for end to pandemic

May 31, 2021

Pope Francis asked on Monday for the intercession of Mary, Undoer of Knots, as he ended a month-long global rosary marathon.

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme o Nigeria's Maiduguri Diocese. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Calls for Worldwide Prayer of the Rosary to Defeat Islamism

May 7, 2021

The Bishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri has called for fervent prayers through the Blessed Virgin Mary in reciting the Holy Rosary, saying that it is through the devotion to the Mother of our Lord that the war against Islamist militants in the West African country will be won.

Children in Nigeria Pray for Persecuted Christians in Global Rosary Initiative

Oct 28, 2020

Catholic Children in Nigeria joined the rest of the world in the challenge dubbed “A million children praying the Rosary” praying for an end to violence in the West African country that continues to witness attacks against Christians.