(LifeSiteNews) — Women around the world are joining together to pray a Rosary on December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to honor Our Lady and better imitate her example.
The initiative was launched in Colombia and is gaining interested participants through Instagram. So far, the group’s social media page, titled Women’s World Rosary, has 2,741 followers.
“We are called to be representatives of our Blessed Virgin Mary, in every word, every act, in every place where we can influence,” the group wrote on its Instagram page. Women’s World Rosary has been promoting the event through advertisements adorned with images of Our Lady and announcing the participation of individual countries.
Catholic News Agency (CNA) reported that “women from more than 25 countries have already confirmed their participation, including women from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Uganda, Uruguay, and Venezuela.”
CNA added that “this initiative aims to publicly unite women in defense of churches (often vandalized by abortion advocates in Latin America), life, motherhood, the family, and to proudly say to the whole world ‘we are daughters of the Blessed Virgin Mary and we want to follow her example.’” The effort also emphasizes God’s peace and promotes the value of every human life.
During the past few months, Catholics across the globe have joined together to pray the Rosary for various intentions. On October 9, the International Week of Prayer and Fasting (IWOPF) concluded with a nationwide rosary offered for the conversion of the United States to faith in God.
Shortly after, 770 groups across Canada participated in hundreds of Rosary rallies asking for Our Lady’s intercession for the country. In South Africa, thousands of faithful Catholics gathered to pray the Rosary in public places for their country and to celebrate the anniversary of the Fatima Miracle of the Sun on October 13.
More recently, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone in San Francisco led a “rosary for peace” on Election Day, November 8, and encouraged all Americans to pray through “Our Lady’s intercession with the Prince of Peace, who suffered much violence for peace in our day, and eternal peace.”