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Joe Abdel Sater, a swimming instructor in the seaside town of Bouar, Lebanon, built the world's largest rosary on the ocean. With the help of family and friends, his vision took shape and was launched on May 11, 2024, during the feast of Our Lady of the Seas.

Beacon of faith: Lebanese town builds giant floating rosary at sea

May 16, 2024

By Marguerita Kallassy

On the feast of Our Lady of the Seas, Joe Abdel Sater, a swimming instructor in the seaside town of... Read more

Guinness World Records recognized Juan Vicente Pérez Mora as the oldest man in the world on Feb. 4, 2022, when he was 112 years old and 253 days old.

Oldest man in the world dead at 114; prayed the rosary twice daily

Apr 4, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Juan Vicente Pérez Mora was awarded the oldest man in the world distinction by Guinness World Records on Feb. 4,... Read more

The official rosary for the 2024 National Eucharistic Congress.

Maker of rosary for 2024 National Eucharistic Congress hopes to inspire Eucharistic devotion

Mar 1, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The Catholic company Ghirelli has partnered with the National Eucharistic Congress to make the official rosary for the event to... Read more

Tammy Peterson speaks with Colm Flynn on “EWTN News in Depth” on Feb. 2, 2024.

Tammy Peterson speaks about her healing from cancer and journey to Catholicism

Feb 3, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

In an interview with “EWTN News In Depth,” Tammy Peterson shared about the rosary’s role in her faith journey and... Read more

A man adorned in the flag of Spain prays the rosary for Spain on Dec. 8, 2023.

Rosary for Spain to join worldwide Confraternity of Our Lady of Fatima prayer crusade

Jan 3, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The objective of the initiative is to implore, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, God’s help and intervention, particularly for... Read more

A 40 Days for Life volunteer tries to pray for the end of abortion in Madrid in front of the police present on Dec. 28, 2023.

20 riot police sent to remove 10 young people praying rosary at abortion clinic in Spain

Dec 28, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Government Delegation in Madrid mobilized approximately 20 riot police officers to prevent about 10 young people from praying the... Read more

A crowd prays the rosary in Madrid, Spain, on the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, patron saint of Spain, Dec. 8, 2023.

PHOTOS: Rosary for Spain prayed in more than 100 cities on feast of Immaculate Conception

Dec 12, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

People joined in praying the rosary for Spain on Dec. 8, asking for Mary’s intercession in the nation and in... Read more

Polonia Castellanos, founder of the Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers.

Spanish lawyer, mom of 4, challenges country’s rosary ban

Dec 8, 2023

By Martin Barillas

“There are plenty of times when the Virgin Mary has come to Spain’s aid,” Polonia Castellanos said, “and we are... Read more

Spanish protesters show their rosaries in Spain in protest against the action of the police on Nov. 28, 2023.

Why protesters in 50 Spanish cities are praying the rosary this Friday

Dec 7, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

On Dec. 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception — the patroness of Spain — hundreds of Spaniards will gather... Read more

Pope Francis and Javier Milei.

Pope Francis sends rosary to president-elect Milei of Argentina

Nov 27, 2023

By Julieta Villar

The Office of the President-Elect of Argentina confirmed on X that the country’s new president, Javier Milei, received a rosary... Read more

An aerial view of the León city stadium in Guanajuato state in Mexico, where approximately 22,000 people gathered on Nov. 5, 2023, to participate in the traditional “living rosary,” an expression of faith in search of peace.

22,000 people pray ‘living rosary’ for peace in violence-plagued Mexican state

Nov 9, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Thousands gathered on Nov. 5 in the León city stadium in Guanajuato state in Mexico to participate in the traditional... Read more

Children participate in the “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” campaign in the Archdiocese of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, on Oct. 18, 2023.

‘One Million Children Praying the Rosary’ surpasses 1 million participants for first time

Nov 2, 2023

By Andrés Henríquez

The children's rosary initiative began in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2005. Read more

Synod members, led by Cardinal Gabetti, process into Saint Peter’s Basilica to pray the Rosary for Peace.

PHOTOS: Members of the Synod on Synodality pray the rosary for peace at St. Peter’s

Oct 27, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

Their prayer intentions focused on those killed, wounded, and displaced by war, and included reflections on the past month’s work... Read more

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A saint and a sea battle: How the rosary saved Christian Europe

Oct 7, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The victory of Christian Europe against the Ottoman Turks at the Battle of Lepanto has been credited to the power... Read more

St. Peter’s Square was illuminated by candlelight the night of Saturday, May 20, 2023, as pilgrims prayed the rosary in a procession in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

St. Peter’s Basilica to offer nightly Eucharistic adoration during Synod on Synodality

Oct 4, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The basilica will also host weekly candlelight rosary processions at 9 p.m. each Saturday in the month of October. Read more

A man prays the rosary during a daylong event on Sept. 30, 2023, in Washington, D.C., focused on praying and reflecting on the rosary to conclude a nine-month rosary novena.

Thousands join Dominicans in Washington, DC, for rosary pilgrimage

Oct 1, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The Sept. 30 Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage included talks by Dominican priests, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, confession, and a vigil... Read more

First edition of the Men’s Rosary.

40 countries to participate in Men’s Rosary on Oct. 7

Sep 27, 2023

By Julieta Villar

The initiative originated in Poland and Ireland in 2018 and in just a few years has spread to other nations... Read more

The Blessed Mother gives the rosary to St. Dominic in the 18th-century painting by Andrea Barbiani of the Madonna with St. Dominic and St. Catherine of Siena in the Basilica di Santa Maria del Porto in Ravenna, Italy.

Dominicans pray nine-month novena ahead of September rosary pilgrimage

Aug 7, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Although the novena began in January, organizers are encouraging the faithful to pray the novena any time before it culminates... Read more

St. Peter’s Square was illuminated by candlelight the night of Saturday, May 20, 2023, as pilgrims prayed the rosary in a procession in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

PHOTOS: Rosary procession in St. Peter’s Square honors the Blessed Virgin Mary

May 22, 2023

By Courtney Mares

St. Peter’s Square was illuminated by candlelight Saturday night as pilgrims prayed the rosary in a procession in honor of... Read more

The Men's Rosary in Buenos Aires on May 6, 2023.

Men’s Worldwide Rosary prays for the conversion of the entire world

May 10, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The Men’s Rosary was held in various cities in Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Ecuador,... Read more