JUST TOO COOL! VIDEO – Flying Rosary! Latin for “Rosary” is “Corona”, by the way.

I was sent this by a priest friend in Rome.

You might know that the Latin for a rosary is corona!





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  1. Irish Timothy says:

    Simply amazing!!!!

  2. Felipe says:


  3. Sue in soCal says:

    We did this in our parish at the end of a 54 day novena Rosary. I was surprised at how strong the emotional impact was as we released the Rosary and sang Marian hymns.

  4. Mariana2 says:


  5. Kathleen10 says:

    How moving this is. Especially the way the people clapped. God bless and help Italy and all.

  6. JustaSinner says:

    Everyone else: Beautiful. Amazing. Awesome.
    Me: I wonder how they assembled it without popping, and how do I make one…

  7. stillsearching says:

    Might have watched this more than once and passed on to a half dozen priests. Thank you for posting, this is so beautiful.

  8. Charivari Rob says:

    Loving the T-shirt, Father – is that available in your store?

  9. Gab says:

    Did not know that about Latin for ‘Rosary” is corona. I thought corona meant crown. Always something new to learn here!

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  11. Ivan says:

    Does anybody know why in the first place is covid-19 named corona?!?

  12. arcillajohn says:

    Coronaviruses are a group of viruses with ‘crown’ shaped projections on it’s surface (not like a crown on the head, more like a solar crown) hence the latin ‘corona’ being used. Covid-19 is just a different strain of coronavirus, just like sars which caused the epidemic years ago.

  13. Marion Ancilla Mariae II says:

    How would you execute one of these? I realize these are helium-filled balloons: got that.

    But how would you connect the balloons together in a coherent loop, that is, without having the balloons go all cattawompus relative to each other? If you tied the balloons together by wrapping string or fishing line around the little nubs, the string of balloons would definitely become all cattawompus. Crazy glue wouldn’t hold for long. And hot glue would pop most of the balloons as soon as applied. Maybe crazy glue AND fishing line? This is a head-scratcher.

  14. Sandy says:

    This is so beautiful, the idea and the music also. It is quite moving, makes me cry. We need Mother Mary and she never lets us down, just as the Memorare states.

  15. Kathleen10 says:

    Marion, on You Tube there are instructions as to how to make balloon rosaries. I know because I tried to find this on You Tube so I could share it, but it was not there. I know a few people who would find this inspiring and I’m often thwarted at being able to forward these things. Must we all have Facebook or Twitter, etc., to do that? I’m trying to keep some folks encouraged, and if I knew how to find this in a way to forward it, it would be so great. Anyone have advice? I really need to get up to speed on these things. Thanks in advance if anyone can tell me how.

  16. Semper Gumby says:

    God bless Italy.

    Non nobis Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tua da gloriam.

    Meanwhile, in Texas, Bishop Strickland said earlier today:

    “I plan to stand at the busiest intersection in our city [as people drive by] this evening with a deacon, vested in a cope & bless the people of God with the Real Presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ in His Blessed Sacrament. I urge every priest to do the same in their city. Bring the LORD to His people!”

    Go get ’em Bishop!

    In reply to Bishop Strickland, a lady in Laredo…

    [a voice from the peanut gallery exclaims: “Lady in Laredo? Semper, that sounds like the title of a country song.” “Nay, my urban-dwelling friend,” I replied, tossing him a copy of De Re Rustica. “You’re thinking of ‘Amarillo by Morning’ by the great George Strait.”]

    …tweeted this motivating photo:


    Which recalls Psalm 132:

    “I will not enter my house
    or get into my bed;
    I will not give sleep to my eyes
    or slumber to my eyelids,
    until I find a place for the Lord,
    a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”

    Meanwhile, the Republic of Texas, ably led by Gov. Abbott, is getting things done left and right. On March 10 the Governor paused briefly from his labors to tweet this:

    “Happy birthday to living legend, Chuck Norris. He’s turning whatever age he wants to today.”

    Don’t Mess with Texas.

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