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Misión Rosario: A campaign to pray one million rosaries

Ana Rivera

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

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Misión Rosario is a youth-led campaign with a bold goal: to pray one million rosaries by Easter 2021!
We’ve gathered more than 300,000 rosaries so far, and we’re confident that with your help we can reach our Easter goal of one million rosaries.
Misión Rosario (which literally means “Rosary Mission” in Spanish) began last year in Chile when a faith-filled family saw two Catholic churches being burned down. With hearts full of sorrow, they turned to prayer and had a great idea: to pray one million rosaries. One of the family members – the daughter, Chiara – began telling her friends and inviting them to help pray.
The message began to spread until it became an international youth mission all across the Americas. The campaign is being led by youth ambassadors representing more than 20 countries, and I am honoured to be the ambassador for Canada.
It has been an exciting experience. The rosaries are being counted on an online website, and in addition to the grand total, they are also tallied according to country. This has inspired a healthy competition and comradery, which has pushed us to build our Canadian team and encouraged us to invite other youth to pray the rosary together with us as a group. We currently have over 20 youth joining our rosary prayer on Zoom, mainly from the greater Toronto and Montreal areas. It has been a beautiful experience to grow in fellowship with other Canadian youth. We feel that we are privileged to have inherited this prayer from our grandmothers and great-grandmothers, and our hope is to keep expanding to different youth ministries, dioceses, and youth that have never prayed the rosary before or are questioning their faith.
When we pray the rosary, Our Lady promises us, “You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the rosary.” With this in mind, we have been praying for the intentions of peace, liberty, and life in the Americas. Laying down one million rose bouquets for our Holy Mother, we ask for her holy intercession, just as she interceded at the wedding of Cana.
Matthew 18:20 says, “When two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” The more we unite in prayer, the more noise we make in heaven, and we want to contribute to this noise by adding 10,000 rosaries from Canada!
We invite you to help further this mission on February 4th at 8:30 pm ET. Canada will be leading an event on Facebook live on Misión Rosario's official page, where we will pray together with other countries and sing worship songs led by the band We Are Found Together.
Don’t delay! Join us and Our Holy Mother today!

Ana Rivera is Misión Rosario's ambassador for Canada.

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