Pope Francis Rosary Marathon 2021

On May 1st, Pope Francis kicked off a month-long Rosary marathon for the end of the pandemic. Throughout May, the Rosary is prayed from a different Marian shrine every day for the end of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, northern Israel.

Rosary marathon: Nazareth’s Basilica of the Annunciation leads prayer for expectant women and unborn

May 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

The basilica marks the spot where tradition holds that the Angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. Read more

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

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

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

Pope Francis to launch rosary ‘marathon’ for end to pandemic

Apr 28, 2021

The pope will lead a rosary live from St. Peter’s Basilica. 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