Today, in the feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, about a million Catholics around the globe joined the Healing Rosary for the World live on radio and in Facebook. The prayer was transmitted from the chapel of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome led by His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. The Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary were said for the intercession of the Holy Mother of God to intercede for us in these difficult times of COVID-19 or SARS-COV-2.
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The prayer started with a famous “Ave Maria” song, a plea to the Immaculate Mother to ask God for help in this urgent need. At the end of the rosary, the “Hail Holy Queen” or the Salve Regina was beautifully sung in Latin. It concluded with the Oratio Imperata imploring God’s intervention to stop the spread of the virus and to save us all from our fears. The prelate then thanked all who exerted efforts to pray with him. He then blessed them with the sign of of the cross.
The prayer lasted for 30 minutes with at least 700k participants excluding those who are on TV and radio at the end of the live streaming. At 10:08 pm, about 30 mins after the live broadcast, there were 903K views. You may check out the current count now at the Cardinal’s official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArchbishopTagle/videos/1152252108302621.
Many thanks to Cubao Media and Radio Veritas for making this live rosary accessible for us who do not have TV and Radio access. Let us support them in any way we can! Doing so, we unite ourselves in the mission-to proclaim the Gospel to all corners of the world-that our Lord Jesus Christ gave to the Church.
Let us serve Christ and the Church in all circumstances!