Canada to host coast to coast Rosary October 7 to fight against ‘war’ on life, family
September 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Canada is following the example of Poland, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States and holding a coast-to-coast rosary on October 7.
The event is organized by Children of the Eucharist Canada in partnership with Fr. Richard Heilman, one of the driving forces behind the coast-to-coast rosary the United States.
“We are inviting Catholics across the country to pray together to call upon God through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary to heal our country and return it to Holiness,” according to the group’s website Rosary Coast to Coast.
Canadians are in a "war" where "powers of darkness" are attacking life, marriage, and family, a video to promote the event states.
“Mary is humankind’s greatest intercessor,” says a priest in a promotional video that features many well-know Canadian advocates for the sanctity of life and family.
“She beckons to her children to pray unceasingly, an effort which, if fulfilled, will change the world, for Mary has promised that at the end, her Immaculate Heart will triumph.”
October 7 is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, and rosary rallies that day conclude the 54-day novena that began August 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption.
“Canadians across the country are all invited to pray the Rosary Coast to Coast wherever they can gather: in parish churches; in front of city government buildings, schools, along the Canadian coasts and borders; as families,” the website states.
Catholics in Canada can also take part in the Rosary Coast to Coast by following the live-stream of the National Rosary Rally in Toronto.
It begins at the Newman Center at 3:00 p.m., with the Divine Mercy chaplet, followed by a walking Rosary procession to the provincial legislature. It concludes with Mass at St Michael’s Cathedral at 5 p.m.
More than a million people took part in Poland’s Rosary at the Borders in October 2017. That was followed a month later with 30,000 people praying the Rosary for Life and Faith on the Coast in Ireland. That was followed by a Rosary on the Coast of England, Scotland and Wales in April 2018, inspiring the United States and Canadian Rosary Coast to Coast on October 7, 2018.
More information about participating or helping lead a rosary in a particular region in Canada can be found here