Rosary Stronghold Mission – May 2021

Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.  For where two or three are gathered in My name, there I am in the midst of them. (Matt 18:19-20)

Rosary Stronghold with the Holy Family:  Protecting our Families and the Family of Nations

 Our core intentions are for Faith, Life and Peace, and in this year of St. Joseph, to invoke the special protection of the Holy Family upon our Church, our families, communities, schools, nations and the global family. We continue to pray for deliverance from & the cure of the global pandemic.

We invite you to participate in this Rosary Mission in the light of the recent Rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary on March 29th 2020 and of the Consecration of Scotland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on September 3rd 2017.

Bishops, Priests and Lay Faithful alike issued a Cri du Coeur imploring that the Lord and His Blessed Mother would come and renew the face of the earth.

Come Blessed Mother and be our Protectress and our Queen in this time of suffering, confusion, death and destruction and plead that your Divine Son Jesus will reign in our hearts, families and national life.

The Rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary, took place on March 29th 2020 amidst the beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic. This takes us back to 1381 when King Richard II, first Dedicated England as the Dowry of Mary. It happened in the wake of years of catastrophic loss of life due to the Black Death, the country had come to a halt and the fall out of the plague continued to cripple it socially, economically and politically. Social unrest was everywhere, which culminated in the Peasants Revolt of June 1381 when thousands of disenfranchised Workers marched on London, killing anyone they found connected to the Royal Court.

King Richard II found himself helpless in the face of this terrifying unrest and in Dedicating England in June 1381 to Our Lady as her Dowry; he was in fact issuing a great Cri du Coeur!  Help! I don’t know what to do!

 But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. (Jeremiah 29:7)

We renew these Dedications and Consecrations again each time we host a Mission in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary and extend the call for Our Lady’s Protection and Queenship over the entire United Kingdom and British Isles – England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and over the entire WORLD.

We begin on Saturday 1 May with our nightly online Rosary, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, which marks the culmination of a Novena invoking the powerful intercession of St. Joseph upon these lands.

Nightly evening 8.00pm online Rosary – to JESUS through Mary, which will be led from various Shrines and Parishes throughout the UK. This nightly Rosary forms the spiritual bedrock of the entire Rosary Mission as we unite in prayer with Our Lady of the Rosary with one heart and accord of intention. We will create in United Prayer before the Lord Jesus, a Rosary Stronghold of protection with the Holy Family upon our Families and the Family of Nations.

This leads into three important National Days of Prayer, which become more spiritually intense as our Prayer of Intercession begins to roar ever more loudly and insistently before the Throne of God.

Monday 24 May, the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church. We encourage a Rosary Day of Prayer to pray for our beloved Young People – to pray and intercede for the Mission and Intentions of our schools, youth associations, groups/Projects, our young people and for families.

It is hoped on this day that the Rosary would be encouraged in our schools and that the faithful will form small groups in their churches or in homes or outside, always keeping in mind the need to socially distance, wear masks, and keeping the ongoing covid-19 protective restrictions in mind.

Sunday 30 May, Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, we will host a National Rosary Relay Rally throughout the Dioceses of England, Wales and Scotland

Once again we invite the Bishops, Priests and Peoples of each Diocese to note their particular Rosary Hour and to encourage the parishes and peoples of the Diocese to unite around their Bishop in intercession for the Rosary Mission intentions and for the needs of their particular Diocese.

Monday 31 May, Feast of the Visitation – Bishop John Keenan will host a Crowning Rosary online at 8pm, in thanksgiving for the graces received from the Lord Jesus through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary during the May 2021 Rosary Mission.

Let us place our families, our children & young people, our England, our Scotland, our Wales and Ireland into the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of the Rosary and plead for her powerful intercession to lead us as peoples and Nations to a renewed relationship with her Divine Son Jesus, the Saviour of the World.

Upon your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen; all the day and all the night they shall never be silent. You who put the Lord in remembrance, take no rest, and give Him no rest until He establishes Jerusalem and makes it a praise in the earth”. (Is 62:6-7)

Online Links for May 2021 8pm nightly Rosary

Uniting with the call of Pope Francis to pray the Rosary throughout May for the end to the Pandemic

We begin on Saturday 1 May with our nightly online Rosary, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, which marks the culmination of a Novena invoking the powerful intercession of St. Joseph upon these lands.

Saturday 1st May 6pm BST (5pm GMT) – Our Lady’s Shrine at Walsingham is to be the launching Shrine for the Holy Father’s May Rosary Missionor Facebook or Walsingham TV Youtube Channel

Sundays – Bishop John Keenan – Bishop of Paisley, Scotland – Facebook only

Mondays –Fr. Jason Jones – Sacred Heart, Morriston & Diocesan Divine Mercy Shrine, Wales

Tuesdays – Fr. James Grant – Guardian of Carfin Lourdes Grotto, Scotland and Youtube

Wednesdays – Mgr. Philip Moger and the Walsingham Franciscans  – Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham – England’s National Marian Shrine – or Facebook or Walsingham TV Youtube Channel

Thursdays – Mgr. John Armitage – St. Margaret’s Canning Town and Livestream

Fridays – Fr. Lawrence Lew – London Rosary Shrine

Saturdays – Canon Alexander Sherbrooke – St. Patrick’s Soho Square

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