“THE WHOLE CHURCH WAS FERVENTLY PRAYING TO GOD”
Today, May 15, from the Sanctuary of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Medjugorje
Prayer intention: For all migrants.
Medjugorje unites with Pope Francis in prayer for an end to the Covid pandemic...
Thirty Marian Shrines and Places of Prayer from all over the world, including Medjugorje, will pray the Rosary each day in May for the end of the Covid pandemic, as a part of an Initiative under the theme The whole Church was fervently praying to God, which recalls a verse in the Book of Acts (12:5).
The Initiative, behind which the Pope has thrown his support, is organised by the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization and it will involve all the Shrines of the world in a special way, so that they might encourage 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 from the various Shrines taking part in the initiative. The Pope will also close the initiative on 31 May with another specially-broadcast Rosary.
The Rosary broadcast from Medjugorje is scheduled to take place on May 15, so the evening prayer programme from the St James’ will be rescheduled for one hour. Rosary only on that day would be at 6 PM and Holy Mass at 7 PM.
• A list of other participating shrines and places of prayer, along with daily intentions, is published at this link.