One hundred and twenty two people gathered at St Marie’s Cathedral on Sunday, 29 April, following the 12.30pm Mass.  They came to participate in the National Day of Prayer of the Rosary in the UK at one of the inland locations as part of the Rosary on the Coast initiative, which aimed to encircle the British Isles in prayer.


  St Marie’s was one of the prayer locations of nearly two hundred in the country praying the Rosary on the afternoon of 29 April.  All these locations of prayer were joined up together in praying for faith, life and peace through the intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary.



This message was reinforced by Cardinal Vincent Nichols in his message of support, saying that “in a secularised world in which we live, public praying is a vital component in witnessing to the truths of the Gospel”.


The photograph of the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima (top left) was taken at St Marie’s Cathedral on the occasion of the Visitation of the Relics and Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima.  Both events are linked through Our Lady who named herself at Fatima as “Our Lady of the Rosary”.


Joseph Durham