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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 Sanchez Silva

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

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Archbishop Cordileone to hold Holy Hour for Cardinal Zen, Jimmy Lai, and Hong Kong

Apr 3, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco will hold a eucharistic Holy Hour and rosary Monday evening for the people of... Read more

Bassel Habkouk is reunited with his two children after being trapped for 52 hours after the devastating Feb. 6, 2023, earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

Survivor of Turkey earthquake: ‘God protected me and the Virgin Mary did not leave me’

Mar 1, 2023

By Guitta Maroun

Only a few hours after Bassel Habkouk arrived for a visit in Turkey on Feb. 6, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck... Read more

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