Catholics across the globe are encouraged to dedicate the Marian month of May to praying for an end to the pandemic.
The initiative involves 30 Marian Shrines from various parts of the world. It takes place under the theme “The whole Church was fervently praying to God,” which recalls a verse in the Book of Acts (12:5).
The initiative will involve all the Shrines of the world in a special way, so that they might encourage the faithful, families, and communities to recite the Rosary to pray for an end to the pandemic. Pope Francis will open the Marian month of prayer on 1 May with a Rosary broadcast across Vatican Media’s platforms. Each day will see Vatican News broadcast the recitation of the Rosary at 6 PM Rome time/5PM Irish time from the various Shines taking part in the initiative. The Pope will also close the initiative on 31 May with another specially-broadcast Rosary.
Rosary will be recited live from Knock Shrine on Monday, May 10th at 5pm Irish time (6PM Rome time). It will be streamed live on the Knock Shrine website, Knock Shrine Facebook page and the Vatican News channel