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1 Million Roses for Mary


Tuesday, May 7, 2024

For Christians, the month of May is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ and of all humankind. Hozana, an organization that specializes in online prayer programs, asked itself how to thank the Blessed Virgin for all the love and graces she bestows on humankind, how to give her a gift worthy of her love for the world? 
With its Rosario app, Hozana is inviting the whole world to take advantage of this month to give the Blessed Virgin a huge gift: a bouquet of a million roses!
In concrete terms, during the month of May, every decade of "Hail Marys" prayed with the Rosario app in her honour will be like a spiritual rose offered to her as a sign of love and trust.
The challenge is crazy, but achievable! It's simply a question of responding to the Virgin Mary's many requests. Indeed, at each of her apparitions, including those at Fatima, the Virgin explicitly asked: "My dear children, pray the rosary!"
When the challenge is met, Hozana is committed to depositing tens of thousands of real roses to the Virgin Mary at the world's most visited Marian shrine, Our Lady of Guadalupe, in Mexico. This carpet of roses will symbolize the immense spiritual gift offered to the Virgin by believers all over the world!
The event will of course be shared with all participants in this challenge.
To take part, simply download Rosario here, create a group and invite your friends and family, so that together you can offer as many roses as possible to the Virgin Mary. You can also join a pre-existing group with people you don't know. If you're looking for a group to join, you can find fellow supporters and viewers of Salt + Light Media by inputing "SLMEDIA" where you're prompted to insert a "missionary code."
The Rosario app is available in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, and allows you to pray the Rosary in a group. As the Rosary is made up of five decades (a decade corresponds to one prayer of the Our Father and ten prayers of the Hail Mary), Rosario enables users to form groups of five people, each responsible for praying one decade a day. In this way, the five of them pray a Rosary a day, for a prayer intention chosen together. For example: the healing of a loved one, a friend's professional success, a sister's search for a place to live, a cousin's spiritual journey, etc.
The Rosary is an extremely powerful prayer for fighting evil. It was the Virgin Mary herself who asked people to pray the Rosary, as witnessed by her apparitions to the shepherds at Fatima in 1917, where she said, among other things: "I am from Heaven... recite the rosary every day to obtain peace for the world."
Here's the link to send spiritual roses to Mary.
And catch this weekend's SLHour podcast with Deacon Pedro to hear from Cassandre Verhelst, Anglophone Development Manager at Hozana, to hear more about 1 Million Roses for Mary and the Rosario app.

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