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Mary in the News: June 1, 2020

By Michael Duricy

Marian Library and International Marian Research Institute Features


A May is for Mary concert of Marian Music was held in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the University of Dayton on May 12, 2020.  A recording of the event is now available on YouTube.

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Title: Annual Global Rosary Rally

Topic: Pray the Rosary unite with your country and help encircle the world in prayer.

Dates: June 19, 2020

Time: all day depending on time zone

Location: Online

The annual Global Rosary Relay for the sanctification of priests on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 19, 2020 when we encircle the world in prayer once again, in this its eleventh year, with more prayer locations than ever taking part in what is now recognized as a truly significant and powerful devotional initiative within the Catholic Church to recognize and bless the work of priests serving the faithful the world over.

Each of the participating prayer locations in 85+ countries prays a particular mystery of the Rosary at a particular half-hour on the day in thanksgiving to God for our priests and to implore the protection and loving care of Our Lady, Mother of all priests, for all her priestly sons. With the coming of midnight on June 19, 2020, the entire world, by then, will have been encircled in prayer for our priests on this The Annual Rosary Relay Day.

It was the great Irish priest Father Patrick Peyton who never tired of saying that: "The Family that prays together stays together."  As the family of the Church, you are invited to join your prayers to the prayers of millions throughout the world on June 19, 2020. It is an opportunity for us to raise our hearts to God for all priests in the exercise of their ministry; that they will be blessed, through our prayers, with God's grace for their priesthood; that in this worldwide communion of prayer for them, they may experience our gratitude and support; and finally that they will persevere in unity with Christ and His Church and shepherd the Lord's flock to the safe pastures of His Kingdom....

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Mary in the Catholic Press

Pope Francis Leads Rosary in Vatican Gardens to Invoke Mary's 'Aid in Pandemic' and 'Entrust All Humanity to the Lord' (Zenit), May 26, 2020

Pope Francis led a rosary "to invoke the aid and help of the Virgin Mary in the pandemic, and to entrust the whole of humanity to the Lord," at the Lourdes Grotto in the Vatican Gardens, on May 30, as the month of Mary drew to its close.

This was communicated in a statement by the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization and published, May 26, 2020, by the Holy See Press Office.

"The Holy Father will put at Mary's feet the many anxieties and sorrows of humanity, further aggravated by the spread of COVID-19," the statement underscores.

"The appointment for the end of the Marian month," it continues, "is a further sign of closeness and consolation for all those that, in different ways, have been affected by the coronavirus, in the certainty that the Heavenly Mother will not disregard the requests for protection...."

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Mary in the Secular Press

The director and editors of All About Mary under the auspices of the International Marian Research Institute do not necessarily endorse or agree with the events and ideas expressed in this feature.  Our sole purpose is to report on items about Mary gleaned from a myriad of papers representing the secular press.

Nationwide Rosary Walks to Heal Ourselves and to Heal Our Land ( May 27, 2020

Just as this global pandemic was beginning to throw the world into all out panic (particularly, grave reports coming out of Italy), I discerned it was time for us to pray in a mighty way.  We have over 57,000 enlisted in the U.S. Grace Force, so I put out a call to the Grace Force and on social media for everyone to pray a 54-Day Rosary Novena that would begin 54 days before the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker (So, from March 9 to May 1).

There were signs the economy could be severely impacted by this pandemic, so we wanted to ask for the power of the Chaste of Heart of St. Joseph, along with the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  We were pulling out all of the stops--all Three Hearts--in this fervent prayer campaign we entitled, "Three Hearts Novena...."

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