Praying in public is of vital importance to the outcome of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, according to campaigners. “In the battle for life, we have to do the canvasing and everything else, yes, but we are not going to win without prayer because it is very much a spiritual battle,” pro-life advocate Kathy Sinnott told The Irish Catholic.
In November, some 30,000 people gathered at the coasts of Ireland to pray the Rosary for the preservation of life and Faith.
Now, four months later, the ‘Rosary on the Mass Rock’ campaign is appealing to tens of thousands of people to pray the rosary on Sunday, March 18 at Mass rocks or other sacred places around Ireland at 2.30pm.
The date was chosen because the day bridges the feasts of St Patrick, protector of Ireland, and St Joseph, protector of the Universal Church, explained Ms Sinnott.
The website www.coastalrosaryireland.ie lists 50 such locations where the rosary will be recited, but according to the former MEP, people may also organise to pray the rosary at other local sacred places.
“Once they have the location, we will put it up on the website. They can advertise it locally themselves.”