Feast of St. David, Patron Saint of Wales – 1 March: Launch of the Rosary on the Coast for Faith, Life and Peace in the British Isles. This will commence a period of prayer and publicity through media and social media.
Feast of St. Joseph, 19 March: Beginning of Forty Days of Spiritual Preparation under the Protection of St. Joseph, ending on 27 April, the day of the fiftieth anniversary of the Abortion Act coming into effect, for a day of intense reparation, prayer and sacrifice for the tragedy of its passing and implementation.
28 April: Twenty-four hours of spiritual and practical preparation for the Rosary on the Coast of the British Isles. Everyone is invited to consider going to the Sacrament of Reconciliation as preparation.
Lent and the Easter Season: Are part of this preparation time and will enhance individual preparations of all participants. Although liturgically 29 April is the fifth Sunday of Easter, it falls on the usual Memorial of St. Catherine of Siena, prophetess, intercessor for the Church and spiritual advisor to Popes and clergy alike.
Including the Whole People of God
This is for all lay faithful, bishops, priests, religious, deacons and consecrated to choose areas along the coasts of Wales, England, Scotland, the Orkney and Shetland Islands, the Isle of Man, the Inner and Outer Hebrides, the Isle of Wight, the Scilly Islands, Lundy Island, the Channel Islands and many other smaller islands, to where they will travel and pray.
A welcome to participation is extended to all Christians.
It may be that our brothers and sisters in Christ might participate in this great call for Prayer for the Nations for a flourishing of Faith, Life and Peace.
We acknowledge that the Rosary is not part of the prayer tradition of all Christian communities. However we would hope that other Christians would feel welcome to join in union of prayer with us.
Lay Groups and Associations, like prayer groups, diocesan groups, Christian groups and intercessors are waiting for a call to prayer and spiritual arms. The blessing of the Bishops of our Church across the British Isles will give strength to this movement of the Holy Spirit.
The Saints and Martyrs of Wales, England and Scotland will intercede for us in Heaven. For ‘the Church in The British Isles will only begin to grow when She begins to again venerate Her own Saints’.
Saint Arsenios of Paros †1877
How it will be done
Jesus said: Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matt 18: 20) We will surround the coasts of our Isles with prayer and encircle them with a Living Rosary for Life, Faith and Peace at 3pm. At the same hour those in inland locations will gather at their Cathedrals, Churches and Shrines. Designated local leaders will be points of contact to coordinate the coastal locations where people will gather. A national list will be available online. The ocean of God’s Mercy is sure to descend upon us when Jesus, Our Blessed Mother, St. Joseph and all the saints gaze upon the British Isles and see our faith and prayer!
This mission is being prepared in the year of the Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool 7-9 September and it is hoped it will assist its spiritual preparation. Mgr. John Armitage, the Rector of Our Lady’s Shrine in Walsingham sees Rosary on the Coast as part of the spiritual preparations for the Dowry of Mary Tour. In Scotland the Church celebrates the centenary of the Education (Scotland) Act 1918 and the partnership between the State and the Church in the provision of Catholic Education.