“Devoted and with one accord to prayer, together with Mary.” (Acts 1,14) On this theme Pope Francis will lead the recitation of the Rosary on Saturday, May 30th, joining the Marian Shrines of the world which, due to the health emergency, have had to interrupt their normal activities and pilgrimages. The Pope will once again be close to humanity in prayer, to ask the Virgin Mary for help amid the pandemic. The prayer will be broadcast live to the world from the Grotto of Lourdes in the Vatican Gardens at 5:30pm Rome time, 8:30am local time.
The Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization which is promoting this initiative, has given dozens of rosaries to families and individuals who represent the areas most involved and most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. These include doctors, nurses, recovered patients and people who have suffered a loss, a hospital chaplain, a pharmacist, a journalist, a Civil Defense volunteer with his family, and a family who welcomed their newest member into the world during this difficult time. They will all be “present” to express hope; be sure to join them.
At the end of this Marian month, Pope Francis will place the sorrows of all humanity at the feet of our heavenly Mother, certain that she will not fail to help.
To join in the Rosary Saturday: https://youtu.be/M-RFWoMT574