www.vaticannews.va will be a host for the prayer marathon evening events. In addition many countries will be offering local social media as a place to follow the daily rosary. When possible, EWTN will offer the evening rosary here: (20+) EWTN Vatican | Facebook This will depend on images arriving from the Vatican or the shrine itself. Transmission may also depend on the language offered (if, for example, an African nation prays in a little known language.)
THE MAY PRAYER MARATHON TO END PANDEMIC: LIST OF SHRINES AND DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS
The big worldwide rosary marathon for an end to the pandemic starts tomorrow!
The pontifical council that has organized this initiative has prepared a short liturgical guide in Italian, English and Spanish that provides some useful suggestions for sharing this moment in one’s own community. It can be downloaded here: Sussidio Rosario 2021 Inglese.pdf (pcpne.va)
With the exception of the transmission on May 1 from the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham that starts at 7 pm Rome time), in following days the rosary starts at 6 pm Rome time (so check the time difference between Rome and where you live).
The council prayer guide notes three moments that will occur every day at shrines throughout the world:
- The Shrine’s Morning Prayer will begin with the symbolic gesture of the lighting of the candle and placed in front of the image of Our Lady. Immediately afterwards, the passage of Scripture taken from chapter eighteen (18) of Saint Luke’s Gospel, from which this sign takes its name, will be proclaimed. The celebrant will then explain the meaning of this gesture and of the day, and will end by praying, with the faithful present, the ancient prayer Sub tuum praesidium addressed to the Virgin Mary.
- The Holy Rosary: the highlight of the Shrine’s day of prayer will be the Recitation of the Holy Rosary, prayed according to local traditions and customs, for the end of the pandemic and for the particular daily intention entrusted by Pope Francis, according to the directions provided in the Prayer Calendar.
- At the end of the day, all the faithful, gathered at the Shrine, will address a farewell greeting to Mother Mary, ideally, handing over to the next Shrine the prayer baton.
May 1. Our Lady of Walsingham (England) – For all the deceased
May 2. Jesus the Saviour and Mother Mary (Nigeria) – For all those who have not been able to say goodbye to their deceased loved ones
May 3. Our Lady of Częstochowa (Poland) – For all those infected with the corona virus and all the sick
May 4. Basilica of the Annunciation (Israel) – For all expectant women and their unborn babies
May 5. Blessed Virgen del Rosario (South Korea) – For all children and adolescents
May 6. Our Lady of Aparecida (Brazil) – For all young people
May 7. Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Philippines) – For all families
May 8. Our Lady of Luján (Argentina) – For all communication workers
May 9. Holy House of Loreto (Italia) – For all seniors
May 10. Our Lady of Knock (Ireland) – For all people with disabilities
May 11. Virgin of the Poor (Belgium) – For all the poor, homeless and economically distressed
May 12. Our Lady of Africa (Algeria) – For all people who live alone and those who have lost hope
May 13. Blessed Virgen del Rosario (Portugal) – For all prisoners
May 14. Our Lady of Health (India) – For all scientists and medical research institutions
May 15. Our Lady Queen of Peace (Bosnia) – For all migrants
May 16. St. Mary’s Cathedral (Australia) – For all victims of violence and human trafficking
May 17. Immaculate Conception (U.S.A.) – For all world leaders and for all heads of international organizations
May 18. Our Lady of Lourdes (France) – For all doctors and nurses
May 19. Mother Mary’s House (Turkey) – For all people at war and for world peace
May 20. Our Lady of Charity of Copper (Cuba) – For all pharmacists and health care personnel
May 21. Our Lady of Nagasaki (Japan) – For all social workers
May 22. Our Lady of Montserrat (Spain) – For all volunteers
May 23. Our Lady of Cap (Canada) – For all law enforcement and military personnel and for all firefighters
May 24. To be confirmed – For all those who provide essential services
May 25. Basilica of the Blessed Virgin of Ta’Pinu (Malta) – For all teachers, students and educators
May 26. Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexico) – For all workers and entrepreneurs
May 27. Mother of God (Ukraine) – For all the unemployed
May 28. Black Madonna of Altötting (Germany) – For the Holy Father, bishops, presbyters, and deacons
May 29. Our Lady of Lebanon (Lebanon) – For all consecrated men and women
May 30. Blessed Virgin of the Holy Rosary of Pompeii (Italia) – For the Church
May 31. Vatican Gardens – For the end of the pandemic and the resumption of our social and economic life.