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Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Gyumri, Armenia, June 25, 2016.

Pope Francis compares the life of a priest to the mysteries of the rosary

Dec 10, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis told seminarians on Saturday that praying the rosary can “unveil the mysteries of the priesthood” in its moments... Read more

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Women from all over the world pray the rosary on solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Dec 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

On Dec. 8, thousands of women in different countries around the world gathered to pray the holy rosary for peace... Read more

In the United Arab Emirates, a group of women will join other women from around the world on Dec. 8, 2022, to honor the Virgin Mary in the Worldwide Women's Rosary.

The Worldwide Women’s Rosary is coming to the United Arab Emirates

Nov 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

Women from all over the world will join together Dec. 8 for the public recitation of a rosary to Our... Read more

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Worldwide women’s rosary announced for Dec. 8: ‘We’re daughters of the Most Holy Virgin’

Nov 8, 2022

By ACI Prensa

With the purpose of honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the Worldwide Women’s Rosary... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Archbishop Cordileone to hold ‘Rosary for Peace’ on Election Day

Nov 7, 2022

By Katie Yoder

“As Americans participate in the electoral process and with political violence on the rise, we will pray for peace in... Read more

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More than 840,000 responded to the pope’s call to pray the rosary for peace

Oct 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

At his Angelus prayer last Sunday, Pope Francis lent his support to the effort and encouraged parents to join their... Read more

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The reasons St. John Paul II gave for adding the Luminous Mysteries to the rosary

Oct 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

Twenty years ago, St. John Paul II published “Rosarium Virginis Mariae,” adding five Luminous Mysteries to the traditional 15 meditated... Read more

Rain did not deter the hundreds of men gathered as part of the Men's Rosary in Bogota, Colombia, Oct. 8, 2022, to pray the rosary for the victims of abortion.

Hundreds of men pray the rosary in the rain in Bogotá, Colombia

Oct 12, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

Hundreds of men gathered Oct. 8 in front of the Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes in Bogotá, Colombia, to... Read more

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The holy rosary, a spiritual weapon that lights hearts on fire

Oct 9, 2022

By Daniel Ibañez

For centuries, the rosary has been considered a weapon of protection against evil and a powerful tool of intercession.  Read more

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The ultimate rosary gift guide

Oct 7, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Oct. 7 marks the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, when the Catholic Church celebrates its most beloved devotion... Read more

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The rosary: common myths and facts

Oct 1, 2022

By Edie Heipel

October is designated by the Catholic Church as the “Month of the Rosary.” Here are seven common myths and facts... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to Catholics from northern and central Italy on Sept. 17, 2022.

Pope Francis: Saint Pius V teaches us to seek truth, pray the rosary

Sep 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

This year marks the 450th anniversary of the death of Saint Pius V on May 1, 1572. Read more

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Crowd prays rosary at Colombia’s El Dorado airport to demand reopening of Catholic chapel

Sep 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

The private company that manages the airport closed the chapel on Aug. 26 and said it would become a “space... Read more

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Rosaries are flying off the shelves after ‘The Atlantic’ article suggests link to ‘extremism’

Aug 16, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Three online shops that sell rosaries have reported a boost in sales following a controversial article which attempted to link... Read more

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‘The Atlantic’ publishes article on the rosary as symbol of far-right, violent extremism

Aug 15, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The author describes photos of rosary beads "made of cartridge casings, and complete with gun-metal-finish crucifixes." Read more

Hundreds of men pray in Santo Domingo Plaza on June 25 at the first-ever Men's Rosary in Mexico City.

Hundreds of men gather to pray the rosary in Mexico City

Jun 28, 2022

By Ana Paula Morales

The men processed through Santo Domingo Plaza in the center of the Mexican capital proclaiming “Long live Christ the King!” Read more

112-year-old Venezuelan farmer Vicente Pérez gestures at his home in San Jose de Bolivar, Tachira state, Venezuela, on Jan. 24, 2022. Guinness World Records has officially recognized Pérez as the oldest living man following the death of a Spaniard who was the previous holder of the title,

The oldest man in the world is 113 and prays the rosary twice a day

Jun 8, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

His name is Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, he’s Venezuelan, and is passionate about his faith. Read more

Pope Francis prays the rosary for peace in Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major, May 31, 2022.

Pope Francis prays rosary for peace in Ukraine and around the world

May 31, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope meditated on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary in union with Marian shrines around the world. Read more

Pope Francis prays before Our Lady of Fatima May 13, 2015.

Ukraine war: Catholics invited to join Pope Francis in praying rosary for peace

May 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Vatican said: ‘All the faithful in every part of the world are invited to support Pope Francis in his... Read more

Monstrance for adoration, stock photo.

There is still time to receive a plenary indulgence during Lent

Mar 31, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Did you know that there are several ways you can gain a plenary indulgence during Lent? It’s true! There are... Read more