As Bishop of a Diocese with a coastline as part of it I have been very happy to call on clergy and parishes to support this initiative and join our coastal parishes in praying the rosary at 3pm on Sunday 29 April. I will not personally be able to join any of the groups but will join in prayer that day in asking the intercession of our Diocesan Patron, the Virgin Mary Assumed into Heaven, on behalf of the people of the United Kingdom that we may more deeply value the God-given
I am pleased to confirm that the Rosary on the Coast initiative has my full support and encouragement, and I have already urged the clergy and people of the Diocese to take it up in their respective areas. I will be attending myself. How much our nation needs the intercession of Our Blessed Lady, for all our needs. And how much our society and world needs the gifts of nurturing faith, the defence of life and the promotion of peace – all for which we will be praying on Sunday
I wish to encourage you in your work, especially this initiative which seems to be having quite a powerful response across the country.
We have three groups in Dunkeld and I shall be joining the group in Arbroath on the 29the April.
With every blessing
+ Stephen Robson
Bishop of Dunkeld
Antonia Moffat of the Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham presents a rallying call to the faithful of the British Isles to Rosary on the Coast. Invite your friends and family and visit www.rosaryonthecoast.co.uk to sign up if you would like to lead a group at a location not already given on the map.
"The Rosary on the Coast initiative has my full support, and I have encouraged the clergy and others to take it up in their respective areas. How much our country needs the intercession of Mary, to whose Immaculate Heart Scotland was consecrated last year! And how much our society needs the gifts of faith, life and peace for which we will be praying! The diocese of Aberdeen is blessed with more coastline than any other in the UK. You can be sure we will be at our stations by
I am happy to let you know that through my ad clerum letter I have encouraged parishes in the Archdiocese of Birmingham, wherever possible, to join in the Rosary on the Coast. On that day, I shall be preaching at Evensong at Merton College, Oxford and I shall also seek an opportunity to refer to the Rosary on the Coast on that occasion. I assure you of my prayers and kindest wishes for Eastertide Yours sincerely in Christ + Bernard Longley Archbishop of Birmingham
“The Good News of God’s love literally came to our diocese via the coast. One and a half thousand years ago our forefathers were blessed with the arrival of Irish missionaries spreading the joy of the Gospel. Christianity brought people hope and transformed society for the better. Iona is but one example of how once coastal communities embraced the Gospel values, they not only benefited themselves but they shared its riches with others. Today we need to rediscover a personal
"The Rosary is such a rich prayer, so full of meaning and variety. In the mysteries themselves we can recall to mind the great events of salvation. In the Hail Mary we are reminded of the moment the Word became flesh. We can also commend ourselves in our weakness and vulnerability to the intercession of our Blessed Lady. In the Glory be we praise the Blessed Trinity and in the Our Father we say the prayer that Our Saviour taught us himself. These are just some of the many rea
Great News for the Rosary on the Coast as Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury confirms that he will attend the Rosary at New Brighton. "I look forward to participating in this great initiative of prayer and intercession around the coast-line of Britain on Sunday 29th April. By our united prayer from coast to coast we intercede that the fearful culture of death may be overcome. Indeed, that the culture of death entrenched in these islands may be overwhelmed by that love which pr