CNA Staff, May 3, 2021 / 12:00 pm
The Polish Catholic shrine of Jasna Góra led a global rosary marathon Monday for an end to the coronavirus pandemic.
Fr. Samuel Pacholski, prior of Jasna Góra Monastery, which houses the revered icon of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, said: “We feel honored and privileged to take part in this prayer marathon.”
The Shrine of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, Poland, led today's daily rosary in this May Marathon of Prayer, organised by the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization and Pope Francis, imploring Almighty God to end this pandemic. pic.twitter.com/t71EkFkkDc— Catholic Sat (@CatholicSat) May 3, 2021
The rosary took place at Jasna Góra at 6 p.m. local time and was live streamed. The Joyful Mysteries were recited in five languages.
The event fell on a significant day for Polish Catholics. May 3 marks the Feast of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of Poland, as well as Constitution Day, a national holiday.