Vicar General for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Auckland
Parish Priest Good Shepherd Catholic Balmoral
Monsignor Bernard Kiely
The Coast to Coast Rosary is a great initiative that promises to unite Catholics in prayer around the world.
So many of our parishes are a 'Community of communities' and Rosary Aotearoa is a wonderful opportunity to get the different groups, that call a particular parish home, together for a particular prayer event.
Anyone who has been to one of the great Marian Shrines like Fatima or Lourdes is struck by the diversity of peoples that gather to pray, often praying each decade in a different language but united in a chorus of 'Ave Marias!'.
The suggested intentions drawing from the writings of Pope Francis invite us to reflect deeply on the issues of today.
Blessings to all who take part!