Friday 8 June is now visible on the horizon and it’s all systems go at Worldpriest, working with our coordinators worldwide as we prepare to have the entire world praying the rosary again for one purpose – to pray for the sanctification of all the priests who minister to millions of Catholics around the world.
This year we believe we will exceed the incredible 10,000,000 participants who joined us in 2017 as we bring huge numbers of people from all cultural backgrounds together again to offer their prayers worldwide from a number of new prayer locations in various corner of the world.
The new item on our website – Every Thursday is Rosary Thursday – the day to pray the Luminous Mysteries for the Santification of Priests has contributed greatly to the heightened awareness of the Annual Global Rosary Relay (AGRR). See this inspiring feature at: https://www.worldpriest.com/rosary-thursday/
In order to maximise participation we will fully exploit the instant power of social media, including Facebook. Twitter and Instagram, as well as local and global live television broadcasts by EWTN (The Eternal Word Television Network) and other networks. Radio will also be used to bring this amazing event to life again for the ninth time.
Over the years the relay has been gaining more and more participants with every passing June. This year your contribution is vital. Just study the participating prayer location list and the global map and prepare to join with your family or local community in prayer. So during the twenty-four period, starting at midnight on 8 June, the relay will travel around the world, with each prayer location participating at different times throughout the day and then passing on to the next location in relay fashion. The effect is to have a virtual spiritual tsunami circling the globe, with your prayers being a vital part of the overall event. So please embrace this opportunity to pray with all your strength.
Attached are full details about how to promote, participate and how to pray on the day of this great prayer relay – how you, your friends and family can join in and how to offer your rosary at a certain time of the day as part of the relay, with your prayers going forth spiritually to the next location to bless the ministry and lives of those men who support us in their daily lives as our priests.
Remember there is still time to arrange to join in – wherever you are. You can join with those praying at a dedicated prayer location near you or you can simply pray where you are – at home, at work, in school, at your local church or as you travel or walk outdoors. Forget where you are and just pray! Check the participating prayer location list which will expand and grow in number nearer the day of prayer. See: https://www.worldpriest.com/participating-shrine-list/
In making this ninth year of the Rosary Relay for Priests a great success we are leading up to celebrating our tenth anniversary in 2019. This will be a huge milestone and we are planning many celebrations. So please become fully informed and sign up to our newsletter on www.worldpriest.com to learn all about forthcoming events. You can also see our amazing Global Rosary Relay promotional video on this website.
So please get ready to pray the rosary, unite with your country and encircle the world in prayer.
‘A world at prayer is a world at peace’ – Venerable Patrick Peyton.