Dublin, Ireland, Jun 6, 2018 / 14:29 pm
Marian shrines in more than 50 countries throughout world will join in a 24-hour rosary initiative on Friday to intercede for and honor the priestly vocation.
"It is an opportunity for us to raise our hearts to God for all priests in the exercise of their ministry," WorldPriest, which organizes the event, said in a statement.
"Each of the participating shrines in 50+ countries prays a particular mystery of the Rosary at a particular half hour on the day in thanksgiving to God for our priests and to implore the protection and loving care of Our Lady, Mother of all priests."
The Global Rosary Relay began nine years ago as an initiative of WorldPriest, an apostolate aimed at uniting priests and the laity in prayer. More than 150 Marian shrines and parishes – including some 35 in the U.S. – will host the rosary on June 8, coinciding with the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.