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Worldwide Rosary for Peace

On Tuesday, 31 May, at 6pm (Rome time), the Pope will pray the Rosary before the statue of Mary Regina Pacis in Rome's Marian Basilica, for peace in Ukraine.

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The Annunciation of the Lord

On March 25, the Church celebrates the feast of the Incarnation of the eternal Son of the Father in the Virgin Mary. A brief video from the Holy Land and some texts to help us go more deeply into this mystery.

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How to Pray the Rosary

Not sure how to pray the rosary? Or trying to help a friend to pray it? This simple guide can help. "The Rosary is the prayer of the humble and of the saints. In its mysteries, they contemplate, along with Mary, the life of Jesus, the merciful face of the Father." - Pope Francis

Fostering Interior Life

Make a Virtual Pilgrimage #StayHome

Making a pilgrimage to Our Lady in May has a long history in the Church. This year, although we may not be able to travel physically to these places, we can still do so in our hearts... and with a little help from technology.

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Letter to All the Faithful for the Month of May

Pope Francis invites everyone to pray the Rosary with special devotion during the month of May, and offers two prayers to our Lady that can be recited after the Litany.

From the Church and the Pope

Saint John Paul II's Contagious Piety

In 2006, then-Cardinal Bergoglio testified to the impact made on his life by seeing the Holy Father praying the Rosary with deep piety.

From the Church and the Pope

2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation

On May 31 the Church celebrates the feast of the Visitation of our Lady. "Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb! And how have I deserved that the mother of my Lord should come to me?" (Luke 1:42)

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St Josemaria and Sister Lucia of Fatima

While commenting on the custom of praying the rosary, Saint Josemaria recalls his friendship with Sister Lucia, one of the three visionaries of Fatima. "When I was in Portugal I went to see a friend of mine whom I love very much... It was Sor Lucia. It was great hearing her talk about the Rosary."

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Holy Rosary

One December morning in 1931, Fr. Josemaría dashed off this small book in one sitting, just after celebrating Mass. He poured into these pages an example of his way of meditating the mysteries of the life of Jesus and Mary, and of reciting the Rosary. Parting with his reader, he confides, “My friend: I have told you just part of my secret. It is up to you, with God’s help, to discover the rest. Take courage. Be faithful. Become little (...) If you say the Rosary in this way, you will learn to pray well.”

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