Rosary for the Bishop Project

My friend Fr. John Boyle has a good project going: Rosary for the Bishop.  I would like a make it my own in solidarity.

Fr. Boyle says:

Choose your own bishop to pray for. I have selected my diocesan Archbishop and the Bishop of the diocese in which I am currently working.
This is a great suggestion.
For years now after Mass I have said a Memorare for a list of bishops with whom I have had some personal contact.  It is good to pray for bishop.  The devil hates them and dissident forces in the Church are trying to undermine their teaching authority.  You know who I mean.


I understand this project began in Madison, WI some 5 years ago!  I am delighted.  Hopefully the great Bp. Morlino benefits from it as well.

Rosary for the Bishop.

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  1. okiesarah says:

    Good idea! Since my archdiocese (Oklahoma City) is installing our new Archbishop today, I think I know exactly who I’ll pick :)

  2. Yorkmum says:

    I found this site via another blog about 8 months ago and have found it a very useful way to jog my memory to pray regularly for my diocesan bishop.

  3. wanda says:

    Wonderful! I’ll be praying a rosary for Archbishop Edwin O’Brien, Archdiocese of Baltimore.

  4. momoften says:

    Love this, I have been signed up and doing this for quite awhile now. What I also love is they send you an email for a reminder every month. If you do a rosary once a month, twice a week, whatever the amount you can do – you are reminded by email the day or two before. It was and is a GREAT idea!

  5. Kat says:

    Rosary for the Bishop was begun in Madison, Wis. by a dedicated group of Catholics who wanted to support Bishop Robert C. Morlino during a particularly trying time. It was soon after formalized and has taken off tremendously since then. I hope, with your mention, Fr. Z, the project gets even more of the prayers that are always needed!

  6. Chris Garton-Zavesky says:

    Father Zuhlsdorf,

    May I recommend, for any musicians out there, that we take the musical setting of “Oremus pro antistite nostro”, available in Cantus Selecti and from CMAA. Perhaps it could serve at Communion time in either rite?

    God bless, and thanks for all your efforts on behalf of Holy Mother Church,

    Chris Garton-Zavesky

  7. Tony Layne says:

    Since I live in the Diocese of Ft. Worth, I’ll pray for the angels of both Dallas and Ft. Worth, Their Excellencies Kevin Vann and Kevin Farrell. I’ve also got it posted on my blog.

  8. samgr says:

    I’ll pray for my new ordinary, who’s having the diocese buy him a $500,000 house in a tony subirb ten miles from his cathederal, rather than live in the bishop’s house in what he considers a bad neighborhood.

  9. MissOH says:

    What a wonderful project. I will be praying for our Cardinal Archbishop, but also for Bishop Olmstead, who I knew of from my home city and from Phoenix, where my sister used to live.

  10. thickmick says:

    Good one Father! Thanks for this…how ’bout a Hail Mary for Bishop DiMarzio from who ever reads this? Thanks

  11. Catholictothecore says:

    Rosary for the Bishop. What a great idea! Thanks, Fr. Z. I will do so for Bishop Collins and all the Auxiliary Bishops of the area as well.

  12. Bryan Boyle says:


    Yeah. That’s really roiling the Trenton diocese, if news stories are accurate (and I know they are…).

    Bad move. I guess he spent too much time in the rarified atmosphere of the drawing rooms of DC amongst the powerful and self-important. He belongs in the Chancellery where the Cathedral is, not some starter castle in Lawrenceville.

  13. I am very glad to have come across this project. A rosary will be prayed each Saturday for my bishop, John Ricard. May Our Blessed Lady Mary bless him!

  14. PostCatholic says:

    The devil doesn’t hate your bishops. He admires their durability, at least as paving material. (Was it Athanasius who first made the claim?)

  15. cblanch says:

    I hadn’t heard of this project until reading about it here. I signed up to pray for my bishop, Leonard Blair, Diocese of Toledo.

  16. Del says:

    This started here in Madison, after 40 dissident Catholics bought 1/4-page ad space in the secular paper to complain about Bishop Robert Morlino. (Within a week, over 800 faithful Catholic organized, donated, and bought a full-page ad in support and praise of our brave bishop.)

    It was apparent to the Catholics of Madison that if we want our bishops to be bold in leading the fight against the culture, then they need to know that we are behind them, especially with our prayers. Some humble body suggested that we should pledge to pray our rosaries and sign up on a web calendar, so that our bishop and his enemies can see how many prayer warriors are behind him.

    It has gone viral. The web link helps you to pledge rosary prayers for specific bishops on scheduled days. It sends you an email to remind you to pray.

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