May, the month of the Rosary
Pope Francis has asked for a marathon of prayer around the world throughout May for an end to the pandemic.
Catholics across the globe are encouraged to dedicate the Marian month of May to praying for an end to the pandemic. The initiative, behind which the Pope has thrown his support, 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 Rosary will be broadcast on Vatican News daily at 6pm Rome time (5pm UK time).
“It is the heartfelt desire of the Holy Father that the month of May be dedicated to a prayer marathon dedicated to the theme, ‘from the entire church an unceasing prayer rises to God,'”
This spiritual pilgrimage is an invitation to walk with Mother Mary, and become a presence of consolation for Jesus as his passion unfolds. It is a walk of love along a path that, I hope, would gently lead participants to respond to Jesus’ appeal: “I thirst” in the manner he desires.
Intimacy with Jesus is possible for everyone not only for mystics and saints. Begin your journey this lent. Can you hear his, “I thirst”? Would you give him a drink? Would you be a conduit transmitting His love to everyone?
Venture into his heart. Be inflamed by his love. Feel his pain. Console him with your love.
There will be:
Talks aimed at exposing the obstacles that keep us from deepening our relationship with Jesus;
Ignatian style contemplation on the passion of Jesus from the last supper to Crucifixion;
A decade of the rosary of the 7 Sorrows of Mary
Examen and Night prayers at 9pm.