Rosary with Pope Francis and the principal Shrines of the world
They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with Mary (Acts 1:14)
We are invtied to join Pope Francis in praying the Holy Rosary in spiritual communion with the principal Shrines of the world in order to invoke the help of Our Lady in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wishing to offer a further sign of hope to a world still suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic, this coming Saturday, May 30, at 17:30 Rome time (i.e. UTC/GMT + 2 hours), at the conclusion of the month of May, traditionally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and at the Vigil of Pentecost, Pope Francis will pray the Holy Rosary before the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in the Vatican Gardens.
This event, organized by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, is inspired by a scene from the first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles which presents the Apostles joined in constant prayer with Mary, the Mother of God (Acts 1:14). It will be broadcast to the principal Shrines of the world in order that they may join in the prayer of the Holy Father and contemporaneously share images of their own recitation.
Pope Francis’ attention to the shrine apostolate intends to support the pastoral activity of these very important places of prayer, whose usual function as pilgrimage destinations has been compromised owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, but is now slowly recovering. Shrines around the world will in their turn promote this initiative in their respective countries in compliance with local safety standards.
Let us entrust to Our Lord our families together will all of our intentions in this time of trial.