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The icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa, Poland.

Polish Catholic shrine leads global prayer marathon for end of pandemic

May 3, 2021

May 3 marks the Feast of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of Poland, and Constitution Day, a national holiday. Read more

Pope Francis prays the rosary in the Gregorian Chapel in St. Peter's Basilica May 1, 2021.

'Hope for the future': Pope Francis asks Mary to intercede for end to pandemic

May 1, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

"Mother of Help, welcome us under your mantle and protect us, sustain us in the hour of trial, and ignite... Read more

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley.

‘Rosary bishop’ says Pope Francis’ May prayer marathon feels like ‘divine confirmation’

May 1, 2021

“This is what we ourselves had been doing, starting three years ago,” said Bishop John Keenan. Read more

Vatican dedicates May to global rosary ‘marathon’ for end of COVID-19

Apr 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The month-long “prayer marathon” will involve 30 Catholic shrines worldwide Read more

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati.

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati’s 120th birthday marked with rosary for chastity

Apr 6, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

To mark the birth of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati 120 years ago today, three Italian groups are inviting Catholics to... Read more

A promotional image for the “Rosary to the Gates of Heaven.”

Polish pro-lifers launch global rosary initiative

Nov 2, 2020

Polish pro-lifers are inviting Catholics around the world to join a global rosary initiative that launched on Sunday.  Read more

Children pray the rosary.

Campaign seeks to unite a million children in praying the rosary

Oct 14, 2020

A Catholic charity hopes to bring together a million children worldwide to pray the rosary this Sunday.  Read more


‘It places Christ at the center’: All-Ireland Primate’s rosary crusade against COVID-19

Oct 9, 2020

By Luke Coppen

The Primate of All Ireland has launched a nationwide Family Rosary Crusade, encouraging Catholics to pray the rosary daily in... Read more

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

Click To Pray eRosary-For Peace in the World.

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