The Archdiocese of Baltimore is presenting its fourth-annual Rosary Congress Oct. 3-9 as a way of encouraging people to pray for peace, grow in faith and develop a deeper relationship with Christ.
The event commemorates the 103rd 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.
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore will offer Masses, spiritual talks, opportunities for confession and perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Several other parishes will also offer special events and adoration throughout the week.
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.
Here are the prayer intentions for each day of the Congress:
Sat, Oct 3: An end to racism in Baltimore City and in our world
Sun, Oct 4: Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life
Mon, Oct 5: Strengthening of marriages and families
Tues, Oct 6: For the consolation of all our sick and suffering — especially at city hospitals
Wed, Oct 7: An end to murders and violence in Baltimore; including the closing of ALL abortion clinics
Thu, Oct 8: That Mary, the Mother of God, will heal all victims of abuse
Fri, Oct 9: For a great knowledge and love of the Eucharist in the Catholic Church