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Virtual Rosary Thursday

October 29, 2020

Like many millions of people across the globe you may already be praying the Rosary on Thursdays. Worldpriest is now naming each Thursday as Rosary Thursday and invites you to offer your Rosary on that day for the sanctification of priests, which is also the Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay prayer intention.

On the last Thursday of each month The Worldpriest Global Apostolate is planning a virtual Rosary Thursday.

In 2002 Pope John Paul II invited Catholics to pray the Mysteries of Light on Thursdays. These mysteries focus on the public life of Jesus – the Light of the world.  Included are Jesus’s Baptism, Wedding Feast of Cana, his revealing of God’s Kingdom, his Transfiguration and the Institution of the Eucharist.

At 6 p.m. Rome time on 29 October, a joint initiative will take place between Worldpriest Global Apostolate and Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages, which has been bringing pilgrims on spiritual journeys to the universal church since 2008. Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages developed from Inside the Vatican magazine, founded in 1993. Currently, Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages is hosting virtual pilgrimages to holy places, introducing the faithful to the ‘living stones’ around the world.

This prayer time for Rosary Thursday will take the form of a virtual Rosary at 6 p.m. local Rome time, being prayed for the sanctification of priests and the intentions of Pope Francis. Everyone around the world – regardless of their location – will be very welcome to join in this important time of prayer However, all participants will need to register by simply clicking on the link below.

This virtual Rosary Thursday will make use of Zoom technology. It will open at 17.40 hours, when a slide show selection of photographs from various Global Rosary Relay prayer locations from around the world, before the prayers begin at 18.00 hours, concluding at 18.30 hours.

This first special virtual Rosary Thursday will include a welcome and introduction by Bishop Fintan Monahan who is the Roman Catholic Bishop of Killaloe who previously served as a priest in the Archdiocese of Tuam and worked as a teacher and chaplain in Saint Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway.

Bishop Monahan was born in Tullamore, County Offaly, in 1967 to Tom and Peg Monahan and he has one brother and one sister.

His studies in Science, Theology and Education were in Maynooth and NUI Galway.

He was ordained to the priesthood in 1991 and served as a curate in Connemara, County Galway, before beginning a teaching and chaplaincy post at Saint Jarlath’s College, Tuam, County Galway.

While at St. Jarlath’s College he taught science, religion and Irish, in addition to coaching basketball and hurling. He also served as secretary to Archbishop Michael Neary of the Archdiocese of Tuam. The Holy See announced his appointment as Bishop of Killaloe in July 2016, and he was consecrated in Ennis Cathedral on 25 September 2016.

In 2019 he published a book on John Henry Newman and this year has one gone to print on Thomas Merton, both published by Veritas.

Bishop Monahan is a frequent contributor to various social media platforms like Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linked in with various spiritual and inspirational inputs.

The following people will pray the Luminous Mysteries in the following order, with guided meditations for each decade by Bishop Fintan Monahan.

  • First Luminous Mystery –The Baptism of the Lord in the Jordan – Bishop Fintan Monahan 
  • Second Luminous Mystery – Wedding Feast of Cana – Marion Mulhall Founder of the Worldpriest Global Apostolate 
  • Third Luminous Mystery – Proclamation of the Kingdom  – Denis Hook Worldpriest Representative for Gibraltar 
  • Fourth Luminous Mystery – The Transfiguration of Our Lord – Isabel Gillis – Worldpriest Representative for Canada 
  • Fifth Luminous Mystery – The Institution of the Eucharist – James Coffey – Vice President Papal Foundation, USA 

Final prayers by Bishop Fintan Monahan with a final blessing.

(A recording of the Virtual Rosary will be available on YouTube later).

Register here
To register, just click on the link provided here. You can register now or just before the time of prayer on 29 October 2020.
If you have any questions please contact;
Marion Mulhall


October 29, 2020
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