Pope Francis prays the Rosary at the Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love in Rome in this file photo. The Pope has called for a worldwide Rosary prayer March 19. CNS photo/Vatican Media
Pope Francis prays the Rosary at the Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love in Rome in this file photo. The Pope has called for a worldwide Rosary prayer March 19. CNS photo/Vatican Media
Pope Francis is inviting faithful across the world to join in praying the Rosary Thursday, March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph.

All are urged to join the Pope in praying the Luminous Mysteries at 4 p.m. EST, which is 9 p.m. in Rome.

The Pope said it is his hope that the initiative will gain ground across the globe, with each time zone joining in and creating a chain of prayer.

Locally, Domestic Church Media will lead a broadcast of the Rosary at 4 p.m. EST; WFJS 1260 AM and 89.3 FM; WGN 1580 AM; WSMJ 91.9 FM.

“Every family, every member of the faithful, every religious community: All of us spiritually united … at 9 p.m. [Italian time] in praying the Rosary, the Luminous Mysteries,” Pope Francis said.

“Mary – Mother of God, and Health of the Sick, to whom we direct the Rosary, under the loving gaze of St. Joseph, Protector of the Holy Family, and our families – brings us to the luminous and transfigured Face of Christ and his Heart.

“And we ask that he especially protect our families, in particular the sick and those who care for them: doctors, nurses, and volunteers, who risk their lives in this service,” he said.

 

CLICK HERE: Bishop David M. O'Connell and the Catholic school children from St. Paul's in Princeton, New Jersey lead us in prayer as they say the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary.