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Shrines around the world link up for recitation of the Rosary

Join the daily live broadcast of the recitation of the Holy Rosary in link-ups with Marian shrines around the world, as part of the May marathon of prayer called by Pope Francis.

"Guided by Shrines around the world during this month of May, we recite the Rosary to invoke an end to the pandemic and the resumption of social and work-related activities." (Pope Francis, General Audience, 5 May 2021)

As part of an initiative promoted by the Dicastery for the New Evangelization, the Marian prayer of the Rosary unites 30 Shrines around the world.

Below is the list of Shrines where the Rosary is prayed each day at 6:00 p.m. (CET), with links to watch live, or afterwards on demand. 

Shrine list and daily prayer intentions:

Date
MAY

Shrine

Country

Continent

Prayer Intention

1

St Peter’s Basilica  (Madonna del Soccorso)

Vatican City State

Europe

For the entire world wounded by the pandemic

1

The Catholic National Shrine and Basilica of Our Lady (Our Lady of Walsingham)

England

Europe

For all the deceased

2

The Sanctuary of Jesus the Saviour and Mother Mary

Elele, Nigeria

Africa

For all those who have not been able to say goodbye to their deceased loved ones

3

The Monastery of Jasna Góra (Black Madonna of Częstochowa)

Poland

Europe

For all those infected with the coronavirus and all the sick

4

The Basilica of the Annunciation

Nazareth, Israel

Asia

For all expectant women and their unborn children

5

The Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary

Namyang, South Korea

Asia

For all children and adolescents

6

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida

Brazil

America

For all young people

7

The Cathedral of Antipolo (Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage)

Philippines

Asia

For all families

8

The Basilica of Luján (Our Lady of Luján)

Argentina

America

For all communication workers

9

The Basilica of the Holy House (Our Lady of Loreto)

Italy

Europe

For all seniors

10

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Knock

Ireland

Europe

For all people with disabilities

11

The Shrine of Our Lady of Banneux (Virgin of the Poor)

Belgium

Europe

For all the poor, the homeless, and the economically distressed

12

The Basilica of Our Lady of Africa

Algiers, Algeria

Africa

For all people who live alone and those who have lost hope

13

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima

Portugal

Europe

For all prisoners

14

The Basilica of Our Lady of Health

Vailankanni, India

Asia

For all scientists and medical research institutions

15

The Shrine of Our Lady of Medjugorje (Our Lady of Peace)

Bosnia

Europe

For all migrants

16

The Cathedral Church and Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Mother of God, Help of Christians (St Mary’s Cathedral)

Sydney, Australia

Oceania

For all victims of violence and human trafficking

17

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, D.C.)

Washington, D.C., USA

America

For all world leaders and for all heads of international organizations 

18

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes

France

Europe

For all doctors and nurses

19

Mother Mary's House

Ephesus, Turkey

Asia

For all people at war and for world peace

20

The National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

America

For all pharmacists and health care personnel

21

Immaculate Conception Cathedral (Our Lady of Nagasaki)

Japan

Asia

For all social workers

22

Santa Maria de Montserrat (Virgin of Montserrat)

Spain

Europe

For all volunteers

23

The Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Cap   

Trois-Rivières, Canada

America

For all law enforcement and military personnel and for all firefighters

24

Our Lady of Lourdes

Nyaunglebin, Myanmar Asia For all those who provide essential services

25

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta'  Pinu

Għarb, Malta

Europe

For all teachers, students and educators

26

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mexico City, Mexico

America

For all workers and entrepreneurs

27

The Shrine of the Mother of God of Zarvanytsia

Ukraine

Europe

For all the unemployed

28

The Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting (Black Madonna of Altötting)

Germany

Europe

For the Holy Father, bishops, presbyters, and deacons

29

The Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon

Harissa, Lebanon

Asia

For all consecrated men and women

30

The Pontifical Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Holy Rosary of Pompeii

Italy

Europe

For the Church

31

The Vatican Gardens

Vatican City State

Europe

For the end of the pandemic and the resumption of our social and economic life

 

04 May 2021, 17:35