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Archbishop Jose Gomez leads a "virtual rosary" Oct. 7.

In virtual rosary, US bishops ask Mary to intercede for America

Oct 7, 2020

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), led a ‘virtual rosary’ Wednesday... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his general audience address in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 7, 2020.

Pope Francis: Rediscover the beauty of the rosary

Oct 7, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis invited Catholics to rediscover the beauty of the rosary prayer this month, encouraging people to carry a rosary... Read more

Bishops of Wichita, Denver call Catholics to turn to Mary in 'time of crisis'

Aug 11, 2020

Two bishops have called for rosary crusades in their respective dioceses in the month of August, asking Catholics to pray... Read more

Pope Francis. Courtesy: Worldpriest

Pope Francis blesses global rosary relay for priests

Jun 2, 2020

Pope Francis has given his apostolic blessing to a worldwide rosary relay for priests.   Read more

Pope Francis prays at the Lourdes Grotto in the Vatican Gardens May 30, 2020.

Pope Francis asks Mary to intercede for end to pandemic during rosary with world’s shrines

May 30, 2020

Pope Francis asked the Virgin Mary to intercede for an end to “this terrible pandemic” as he recited the rosary... Read more

People wearing face masks carry the statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the shrine in Portugal May 13, 2020.

At empty shrine, Fatima cardinal says Church is spiritually united with Mary

May 13, 2020

By Courtney Mares

For the first time in its history the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima celebrated the May 13 anniversary of... Read more

Pope Francis holds a rosary during a general audience Aug. 7, 2019.

Pope Francis urges Catholics to unite through praying the rosary in May

Apr 25, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis sent a letter Saturday encouraging Catholics to pray the rosary throughout May. He also shared two new prayers... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson visits Agostino Gemelli University Policlinic in Rome. Copyright: Vatican Media

Cardinal Turkson brings rosaries to Rome hospital treating coronavirus patients

Apr 3, 2020

Cardinal Peter Turkson visited Rome’s largest hospital on Friday, encouraging staff and handing out rosaries blessed by Pope Francis.  Read more

Pope Francis holds a rosary during a general audience Aug. 7, 2019.

On St. Joseph's feast, Italy to pray rosary for protection from coronavirus

Mar 19, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

On the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the protector of families and the Church, Catholics in Italy will pray the rosary... Read more

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Digital rosary discovered to be hackable, Vatican says it has fixed bugs

Oct 21, 2019

Shortly after the new “smart rosary” bracelet was released last week, the Vatican discovered an easy route for hackers to... Read more

Click To Pray eRosary-For Peace in the World.

Vatican promotes 'smart rosary,' selling for $109

Oct 15, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican promoted the launch of a ‘smart rosary’ bracelet Tuesday compatible with an iOS and Android app, which costs... Read more

Pope Francis blesses an image of Mary in St. Peter's Square May 3, 2017.

Pope Francis gives thousands of rosaries to Christians in Syria

Aug 15, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis announced Thursday that he is giving 6,000 blessed rosaries to Catholic communities in Syria as a sign of... Read more

Global Rosary Relay aims at 1 billion Hail Marys for priests

Jun 27, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The Global Rosary Relay aims to have 1 billion Hail Marys said for the sanctification of priests June 28, the... Read more

‘Broken Mary’ procession in Chicago.

From a dumpster to the head of a procession: The story of 'Broken Mary'

Jun 7, 2019

By Mary Farrow

On Friday, May 31, four lanes of traffic on a major thoroughfare in the city of Chicago shut down for... Read more

A pilgrim prays the rosary in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: Pray the rosary daily for Church's protection from Satan

Sep 29, 2018

Pope Francis has asked all Catholics to pray the rosary daily during the month of October, asking Mary and St.... Read more

Glasgow Caledonian University.

University removes priest who hosted rosary of reparation for gay pride parade

Jul 19, 2018

A Catholic priest in Glasgow has been removed as a university chaplain after hosting a rosary of reparation for the... Read more

Ninth annual Rosary Relay to cover globe in prayer for priests

Jun 6, 2018

Marian shrines in more than 50 countries throughout world will join in a 24-hour rosary initiative on Friday to intercede... Read more

Pope Francis presides over the recitation of the rosary at the Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love.

Pope Francis makes rosary pilgrimage for peace in Syria

May 1, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis made a rosary pilgrimage May 1 to invoke intercession from the Blessed Virgin Mary for peace in Syria.  Read more

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How the rosary helped Jim Caviezel play St. Luke

Feb 28, 2018

By Courtney Mares

“Passion of the Christ” star Jim Caviezel told CNA that he relied on scripture, daily Mass and the rosary to... Read more

Houston Astros.

An Astros rosary for Pope Francis

Feb 1, 2018

By Courtney Mares

A Catholic parish in Houston is encouraging sports fans to pray with handmade rosaries in the colors of their favorite... Read more