On the last Thursday of each month The Worldpriest Global Apostolate is hosting a virtual 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. Rosary Thursday – World Priest
This 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 and the 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 the link below.
This virtual Rosary Thursday will make use of the Zoom platform Register here. It will open at 17.40 hours, with a slide show selection of photographs from various Global Rosary prayer locations from around the world, before the prayers begin at 18.00 hours, concluding at 18.30 hours.
The following time zones will assist your time of prayer
USA/CANADA – Eastern Time: 12.00
USA/CANADA – Central Time: 11.00
CENTRAL EUROPEAN Time: 18.00
USA/CANADA – Mountain Time: 10.00
SOUTH AFRICA: – 19.00
USA/CANADA – Pacific Time: 09.00
UK/IRELAND: – 17.00
The Anglican Shrine at Walsingham UK
This virtual Rosary Thursday time of prayer on 29 April will be led by Father Bradshaw SSC
Fr Ben Bradshaw SSC currently serves as the Shrine Priest at the Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, England’s very own Nazareth. Walsingham has been a place of pilgrimage for Christians since the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in a vision to Lady Richeldis in 1061.
Destroyed by Henry VIII, the Shrine was restored by the local vicar, Fr Alfred Hope Patten in 1931, and ever since, pilgrims have once more flocked to Walsingham.
Prior to his appointment at Walsingham, Fr Ben has served as chaplain to the Bishop of Sodor and Man and also at parishes in Bolton and Devon.
Fr Ben trained for the Priesthood at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield. During his time as a seminarian Fr Ben completed placements in Zimbabwe, Russia and also Iraq! With a real passion for the Church in Africa, Fr Ben recently completed a Master’s degree in African Christianity.
A keen walker, Fr Ben once walked 322 miles from Mirfield to Buckfast Abbey, without taking any food or money with him, choosing instead to rely on the charity of strangers! The walk raised over £10,000 for refugees in Africa. Walsingham Village | Welcoming visitors since 1061
The following people will pray the Luminous Mysteries in the following order, with guided meditations for each decade by Father Ben Bradshaw.
- First Luminous Mystery –The Baptism of the Lord in the Jordan – Father Ben Bradshaw.
- Second Luminous Mystery – Wedding Feast of Cana – Marion Mulhall – Founder Worldpriest GlobalApostolate.
- Third Luminous Mystery – Proclamation of the Kingdom – Mark McElrath. Executive Director Santiago Retreat Center Orange County, USA.
- Fourth Luminous Mystery – The Transfiguration of Our Lord – Danielle Bean Catholic Mom Brand Manager Massachusetts USA.
- Fifth Luminous Mystery – The Institution of the Eucharist – Dermot Mannion Worldpriest Global Rosary Relay International Associate.