Like many millions of people across the globe you may already be praying the Rosary on Thursdays. Worldpriest is now naming each Thursday as Rosary Thursday and invites you to offer your Rosary on that day for the sanctification of priests, which is also the Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay prayer intention.
On the last Thursday of each month The Worldpriest Global Apostolate is planning a virtual Rosary Thursday. www.worldpriest.com/every-thursday-rosary-thursday
In 2002 Pope John Paul II invited Catholics to pray the Mysteries of Light on Thursdays. These mysteries focus on the public life of Jesus – the Light of the world. Included are Jesus’s Baptism, Wedding Feast of Cana, his revealing of God’s Kingdom, his Transfiguration and the Institution of the Eucharist.
At 6 p.m. Rome time on 12 November, a joint initiative will take place between Worldpriest Global Apostolate and Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages, which has been bringing pilgrims on spiritual journeys to the universal church since 2008. Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages developed from Inside the Vatican magazine, founded in 1993. Currently, Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages is hosting virtual pilgrimages to holy places, introducing the faithful to the ‘living stones’ around the world.
This community prayer time for Rosary Thursday will take the form of a virtual Rosary at 6 p.m. local Rome time, being prayed for the sanctification of priests to encourage vocations to the priesthood and for the many intentions of Pope Francis. Everyone around the world – regardless of their location – will be very welcome to join in this important time of prayer However, all participants will need to register by simply clicking on this link.
This virtual Rosary Thursday will make use of Zoom technology. It will open at 17.40 hours, when a slide show selection of photographs from various Global Rosary Relay prayer locations from around the world, before the prayers begin at 18.00 hours, concluding at 18.30 hours.
This virtual Rosary Thursday will include a welcome and introduction to our Rosary Thursday Prayer time by Father Benedict Croell OP from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas – the ANGELICUM in Rome, Italy.
Father Benedict Croell, O.P., a Dominican friar, hails from Colorado (USA). He has served in parish, university and itinerant preaching ministries. He also served five years in the Dominican Order’s East African missions where he was novice master for friars in their initial stage of formation from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Southern Sudan, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa. He served as Director of Vocations for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph (USA) from 2010-18 in Washington, D.C. – during which 100 young men entered their novitiate. He is co-author of a book for young men: A Living Sacrifice: Guidance for Men Discerning Religious Life http://bit.ly/LivingSacrificeEurope He currently serves as Director of Development & Mission Advancement for the ANGELICUM https://angelicum.it in Rome, the Roman alma Mater of Father Karol Wojtyła, who later became Saint John Paul II. Fr. Benedict was named a Missionary of Mercy by Pope Francis in 2016.
The following people will pray the Luminous Mysteries in the following order, with guided meditations for each decade by. Father Benedict Croell O.P.,
- First Luminous Mystery –The Baptism of the Lord in the Jordan – Father Benedict Croell O.P.,
- Second Luminous Mystery – Wedding Feast of Cana – Niall M. Kennedy KCSG Chairman of Worldpriest
- Third Luminous Mystery – Proclamation of the Kingdom – Berni Neal Worldpriest team member Orange County California USA
- Fourth Luminous Mystery – The Transfiguration of Our Lord – Joe Feraggio Worldpriest Representative for Malta
- Fifth Luminous Mystery – The Institution of the Eucharist – Deirdre Rudden Friend of Worldpriest Dublin Ireland
Final prayers, Father Benedict Croell OP. with a final blessing.
(A recording of the Virtual Rosary will be available on YouTube later).
To register, just click on this link. You can register now or just before the time of prayer on 12 November 2020.
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