UK: 29 April 2018 – Rosary on the Coast – London Oratory Trip to Ramsgate

From the Catholic Herald:

Catholics plan mass-rosary prayer around the British coast

The ‘Rosary on the Coast’ will mark 50 years since the Abortion Act came into effect

After similar events in Poland and Ireland, Catholics plan to pray the rosary around the coast on Great Britain in April this year.

The event, which is scheduled for Sunday, April 29, will mark 50 years since the Abortion Act coming into effect.

Organisers say the mass-rosary prayer will help combat the “present threats to faith, the dignity of the human person and to peace”, and encourage a “re-flourishing of our Faith”.

They intend to launch a website with an interactive map of prayer locations on March 1, the feast of St David, patron of Wales. Then, on the feast of St Joseph on March 19, they will begin forty days of spiritual preparation under the protection of the saint, ending on April 27, the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act coming into effect.

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley said he was “more than happy” to support the initiative. “Hopefully all these rosary sites will join up together and form a ring of grace around our coast for faith, life and peace.”

“May God bless this important venture and begin the conversion and reconciliation of our isles.”

Organisers hope Catholics will gather not just on the coast of the British mainland but also on surrounding islands including Orkney, Shetland, the Hebrides, the Isle of Man, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.

The mass-rosary prayer in Poland saw hundreds of thousands of Catholics pray the rosary around the country’s borders. Poles gathered at around 4,000 locations to commemorate the centenary of the apparitions at Fatima, and implore protection for their homeland and for the world.

“We believe that if the rosary is prayed by about a million Poles along the borders of the country, it may not only change the course of events, but open hearts of our compatriots to the grace of God,” the organisers said.

GREAT initiative!  Site HERE

I am told that the London Oratory is organizing a trip to St. Augustine’s Shrine at Ramsgate.

For more information and to reserve a seat contact: or Margaret Forrester on 07733299968
Or please leave your details at the Oratory house.
Return journey on coach from Oratory £25.00 per person
and children under 10 travel free
The cost of travel should not be a barrier for the unwaged

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  1. Kevin says:

    Fantastic news. Will pray for the success of this.
    This Sunday here in Ireland we have stage two of the all Ireland rosaries. We’re going to the Mass rocks and other places where the mass had to be celebrated in hiding or under persecution. Calling on our persecuted ancestors to pray for and with us as we struggle to uphold the sanctity of life and faith in this country.
    I’m leading a rosary on no man’s land on the Kilbaha beach in county Clare where the Holy Mass had to be celebrated in a wooden ark built by Fr Michael Meehan.

  2. Fr. Kelly says:

    This is encouraging
    As for next Sunday, I am an Irish Expat here in the states, and though we don’t have the tradition here of the Mass Rocks, we remember them well. In my parish in Nebraska, since I can’t get back to Ireland for this, we will have the Rosary in the Parish church kneeling before the Altar (“Mass Rock”) before our Sunday Mass. Given the time differential, this will be at approximately the same time as the Irish will be gathering for the same purpose at the real Mass Rocks.

    Our intention is to join with you in the homeland and to pray for the preservation of the 8th Amendment and the continued protection of the unbor in Ireland and around the world.

  3. Kevin says:

    Thanks very much Fr. Kelly. It seems our Blessed Mother is spreading her mantle and drawing her faithful children to herself. So come what may, we’ll be ok.

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