October is traditionally the month dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary and as Catholics we intensify our devotion by praying the Rosary everyday. This October nations around the world are hosting their Rosary Crusades and we as the British Isles will be joining them in a great union of prayer. Once again, Catholics across England, Wales, Scotland and the Isles are invited to take up their rosaries for an intensive Rosary Whirlwind Mission for the spiritual well-being of the British Isles and for its preservation from degeneration, disaster, sickness and war. We are witnessing increasing levels of violence, rebellion and lawlessness in our land. The Church is under attack, faith is being undermined, the sanctity of life is not honoured and peace is lacking. Now we find the Covid-19 global pandemic threatens a second wave and people are fearful of what the future may hold. So let us intercede for our Isles and for the conversion to Christ of our peoples and that they be protected from all danger, from all sickness and from all evil.

This whirlwind of prayer will take place from wherever you are and will have four main components:

1. Invitation to a nightly online Rosary at 8pm led from a different Marian Shrine, Cathedral or Parish.

2. Tuesday October 13th – Feast of Our Lady the Rosary we will undertake the Rosary Whirlwind from wherever we are.

3. Saturday October 31st – Eve of All Saints – National Rosary relay Rally from 9am to 9pm – where the Dioceses of the British Isles are invited to take an hour where the Rosary is said in parishes, homes etc. throughout the Diocese during their designated hour. Cardiff timeslot to be confirmed.

4. The Culmination of the Rosary Mission will be on Sunday November 1st – Solemnity of All Saints and our patronal feast – when Bishop John Keenan will lead a thanksgiving Rosary at 8pm from St. Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley, Scotland.

Note the dates and mark them in your diaries and let us pray intently for our land in these dark and confusing times.