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Call to join national Rosary Whirlwind in October

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 during October in a month-long initiative organised from the Walsingham National Catholic Shrine. Outreach Coordinator Antonia Moffat reports.

Rosary Whirlwind will invoke the mighty intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary inviting a whirlwind of heavenly grace to blow where it wills across our nations.

It 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.

These will include on Tuesdays – Mgr. Philip Moger and the Walsingham Franciscans  – Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham – England’s National Marian Shrine – live stream at

Thursdays – Mgr John Armitage – Guild of Our Lady of Ransom & PP of All Saints & St. Margaret’s Canning Town at

2  On Tuesday October 13 – Feast of Our Lady of Fatima of the Holy Rosary we will undertake the Rosary Whirlwind British Isles from wherever we are. You are invited to sign up your location on the Map at

Participants are encouraged to arrange Rosaries in places all over our Isles – Rosary in your neighbourhood, Rosary around your parish or diocese, Rosary from your convent or monastery, Rosary in your home, from your hospital bed, your prison cell, from your care home, Rosary online – Rosary from wherever you are called.

When forming outside groups – they should be no larger than six and you need to be in a protective social bubble so that social distancing is honoured.

3  Saturday October 31 – 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.

This will include Bishop Alan Hopes saying the Rosary at 2pm from St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on YouTube

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

Bishop Alan Hopes is encouraging churches and parishes across East Anglia to take part in the initiative.

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