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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.” 

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

Oct 7, 2022

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. 

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.

Bishop George Nkuo of Cameroon's Kumbo Diocese leading a peaceful march for peace in the Anglophone regions. / Kumbo Diocese/Facebook Page.

“Fight violence with weapons given by God, Rosary, Holy Mass, Prayer”: Cameroonian Prelate

Oct 22, 2020

A Prelate in the midst of the protracted Anglophone crisis in Cameroon has underscored the need for Christians to employ God-given “weapons” in their fight against violence that has affected the people of God in the North West and South West regions of the Central African nation since 2016.

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

Why Praying the Rosary is “so special, so powerful,” South African Prelate Explains

Oct 7, 2020

On the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary celebrated on Wednesday, October 7, the Archbishop of South Africa’s Cape Town Archdiocese has, in a video reflection, highlighted five reasons that make praying the Rosary “so special and so powerful.”

Pope Francis delivers his general audience address in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 7, 2020.

Rediscover the Beauty of the Holy Rosary Prayer: Pope Francis

Oct 7, 2020

Pope Francis invited Catholics to rediscover the beauty of the rosary prayer this month, encouraging people to carry a rosary with them in their pockets.

Bishop Mathieu Madega Lebouakehan of Gabon’s Mouila diocese who is at the helm of the Bishops’ Conference.

Gabonese Bishop Likens COVID-19 to “sorrowful mysteries of the Rosary, Way of the Cross”

Aug 18, 2020

A Catholic Bishop in Gabon has likened the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary as well as the Way of the Cross, urging Christians to remain steadfast in their faith as there is hope for victory.

Pope Francis. Courtesy: Worldpriest

Pope Francis Blesses Global Rosary Relay for Priests

Jun 2, 2020

Pope Francis has given his apostolic blessing to a worldwide rosary relay for priests. 

The flyer for the 2020 Marian Rally organized by the 14th District Commandery and District 3 Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights and Ladies Auxiliary of St. John International, Accra East Grand on May 30, 2020 at the St. Francis of Assisi parish, Ashaley Botwe, Accra to conclude the Rosary Month of May. / St. Francis of Assisi parish, Ghana.

“We need to run to Mary for Protection” amid COVID-19: Ghanaian Cleric at Marian Rally

Jun 2, 2020

As Catholics across the globe joined Pope Francis Saturday, May 30 to pray the holy rosary to conclude the liturgical month of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Cleric in Ghana has urged Catholics to pray for Mary’s intercession for an end to COVID-19 pandemic in the West African nation and in the whole world.

Pope Francis prays at the Lourdes Grotto in the Vatican Gardens May 30, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media

"Virgin Mary, intercede for an end to this terrible pandemic”: Pope Francis During Rosary

May 30, 2020

Pope Francis asked the Virgin Mary to intercede for an end to “this terrible pandemic” as he recited the rosary with Marian shrines worldwide via videolink May 30.