Skip to comments.Rosary-Prayers Aiming to Break Record [Catholic Caucus]
Posted on 09/12/2008 4:28:43 PM PDT by NYer
ROME, SEPT. 11, 2008 (Zenit.org).- The founder of the Worldwide Rosary activity is ready to break a record and unite the largest group ever in praying the rosary.
The Worldwide Rosary, scheduled for Oct. 4, the first Saturday of October, is in its eighth year. The first Worldwide Rosary, held in 1996, was offered as a gift to Pope John Paul II for the 50th anniversary of his priesthood.
Twenty countries participated, and in Mexico, home of the founder, the rosary was prayed in 2,600 locations. Since then, it has enjoyed growth, with 140 countries participating in 2000.
Guillermo Estévez, the founder of the initiative, invites communities to organize a rosary on the first Saturday of October, "either as a mass event, in a stadium or church, in the family or with friends, in order to join many rosaries being organized worldwide."
Estévez urges groups that will organize these rosaries to seek the approval and support of their bishops or parish priests, and to advertise the initiative on the radio, television, the Internet and through the press.
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On the Net:
Worldwide Rosary: www.churchforum.org/rosario/ingles/
bookmark me too, i say a daily rosary anyway, but to be united with millions of others? great idea...!!
I was doing some googling today and found this: http://www.holylove.org/
It’s an apparition site in Ohio. I don’t know too much about it, but what got me excited was that they propagate what’s called the Rosary of the Unborn. “Allegedly” our Lady told the seer for every Hail Mary that was prayed, a baby was saved. Have any of you heard of this? I wonder if the local bishop has approved.
I was duped by Medjugorie some years back so I’m really skeptical.
The seer of the Bayside apparitions (Veronica Lueken) said the same thing...and no, generally these seers are not always officially sanctioned by the Church.
October 4 is when we are having our Rosary Bowl here in Oregon!
When in doubt ..
The Church cannot make a judgment on any apparition until it totally ends. That is why there is nothing definite pronounced about Medjugorie.
Have you read the books about it? I think the author is Weibel.