Rosary With the Holy Father

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Tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI will lead university students and young people from all over Europe in praying the Holy Rosary in the Paul VI Hall of the Vatican. Santa Croce in Gerusalemme will be sending a delegation of postulants, novices, and simply professed monks.

There is great love for the Holy Rosary here. It is not uncommon to see young people praying their beads. I am inclined to attribute it to the example and influence of Pope John Paul II, but also to the enduring spiritual legacy of Blessed Bartolo Longo and the strong popular devotion to the Madonna of the Rosary of Pompei.

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About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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