THE PUBLIC ROSARY
The Public Rosary is an international campaign to pray the rosary together in commemoration of the last apparition of Our Lady (October 13, 1917) at Fatima. It is a great opportunity for prayer groups and communities to join together in public prayer.
In 2020, there were 180 groups registered to pray the Rosary throughout Australia.
It is a public witness of the faith
Public Reparation – many blasphemies are taking place in public and so we must also make reparation in public. At Fatima, Our Lady said to the children: "You saw hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart in the world."
We are praying for God’s merciful blessing to be poured out to our country, for conversion of families to turn back to God.
Public prayer is powerful: In his monumental work. The Secret of the Rosary, Saint Louis de Montfort states: "Public prayer is far more powerful than private prayer to appease the anger of God and call down His mercy, and His mercy, and Holy Mother Church, guided by the Holy Spirit, has always advocated public prayer in times of public tragedy and suffering."
"In the end,
My Immaculate Heart will triumph!"
- Our Lady of Fatima, July 13, 1917
PUBLIC ROSARY LOCATIONS
Rosary groups may hold their Public Rosaries at any place where members of the public can see the group praying the Rosary. This could be the local park, parish grounds, school grounds, street corner, outside your home etc. For places like shopping centres, please make sure that you contact your local authorities or the business owners for permission to use the space.
In order to protect the community and reduce the spread of COVID-19, please refer to your State Government for the latest information as there may be modifications and closures of some public spaces.
WHAT TIME TO PRAY THE ROSARY?
Anytime of the day - this depends on the group. Majority of the Rosary Captains have reserved to pray at 12:00 noon to coincide with the rest of the international groups doing the same.
PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE
Please contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org should you need the public liability insurance form. The insurance is only valid for the day of the Public Rosary, and for legal reasons it is not transferrable.
CAN WE ORGANISE IT ON A DIFFERENT DATE?
We highly recommend to schedule it on Saturday October 16, so that all the groups in Australia and the rest of the world will be united in prayer. But, if Saturday is not feasible, then you may organise it at a nearest date to October 13, the anniversary of the ‘Miracle of the Sun’ at Fatima. The aim is to get the community involved in public prayer and reparation.
CAN WE PRAY THE ROSARY INSIDE THE CHURCH?
The purpose of this Public Rosary is to make a public act of reparation and so that members of the public can witness this. We do encourage the groups to do this in public, but if for some reason this is not possible then it is better for the group to pray the Rosary inside the Church than not doing it all.
Due to COVID-19, compliance measures for places of worship may apply. Please ensure you get permission from the Parish Priest and adhere to the State Government measures.
DO I NEED TO ORGANISE A BIG GROUP TO JOIN?
No, we advise and recommend no large group gatherings. You only need a couple of friends or your family praying the rosary in public and that is it!
Due to COVID-19, restrictions may apply per State. Please adhere to your States requirements and make sure you practice social distancing.
I CANNOT ORGANISE ONE, CAN I JOIN A ROSARY RALLY NEAR ME?
Find any Rosary location on the map and feel free to join them. However we advise you to contact the Rosary Captain to ensure public gathering requirements are followed.