The Archdiocese of Baltimore is presenting its second Rosary Congress Oct. 7-13 as a way of encouraging people to pray for peace, grow in faith and develop a deeper relationship with Christ.
The event commemorates the 101st anniversary of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s appearance to three small shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. Mary promised that if the world would repent, follow Christ and pray the rosary daily, peace would follow.
Hosted by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore, the Rosary Congress will include Masses, spiritual talks, opportunities for confession, perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and a Marian Sacred Music Concert in memory of Monsignor Arthur Valenzano, former rector of the Baltimore Basilica.
The rosary will be prayed every hour on the hour.
“I believe it is through this kind of prayer that we will change our city, our world and our Church,” said Father James Boric, current rector of the Baltimore Basilica.
Dawn Walsh, chairwoman of the Archdiocese of Baltimore Rosary Congress, was a featured guest on the Catholic Baltimore radio program Sept. 9. She discusses the upcoming Rosary Congress. Click below to listen to the program.