Rosary Project

Update, March 27, 2020: The Live Twitter Rosary Threads have returned beginning March 24 until I-don’t-know-when, with prayer intentions for all those affected by the Coronavirus, so basically the whole world. Join me on Twitter at 7pm CDT on Tuesdays and Fridays until this thing is over, using hashtag #RosaryProject or watch my Twitter profile page around 7pm.

I’ll make a separate page later for the Live Threads. Until then here are the links for the live threads so far:

The easiest way to follow along is to check my profile page a few minutes early and catch the first post there, then follow the thread. I’ll post a few minutes early with an introduction and preparation to set the tone for the rest of the thread. You can post your intentions and when we offer our prayers, we’ll be praying for all. Then at 7pm CDT I’ll begin posting the rest of the Rosary thread. That’s a little different from the way I did it before, but it keeps it all in one thread instead of two. We’ll see how it works.

If you can’t join in live, then you can still use the threads, I’ll post links to them on the blog so you can find them later. And you can always use the Rosary Project pages here. I’ll update these pages with new intentions and prayers soon.

Welcome to The Rosary Project!

Welcome, friends, to the new home of the Rosary Project. All four sets of Mysteries are here with image galleries for each Mystery, and the Five Special Intentions given by Pope St. John Paul II (aimed at ending the culture of death) are also included.

Be sure to check the What’s New page for updates to this project and the site in general.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

How The Rosary Project Began

For the past several months I’ve scoured the web for images for the Mysteries of the Rosary and the prayers that go with them. I was looking for a certain type of image, a certain quality, a certain style. I wanted art from various periods of Christian history, something to show the rich patrimony that we have, and that far too many do not know or would have no way of seeing other than making their own search, and that takes time that not everybody has.

Enter little me. I have plenty of time on my hands and a fanatical devotion to exploring and sharing what I’ve found with others. Most of the exploring takes the form of surfing the web these days, and most of the sharing takes the form of tweeting and blogging (until recently, tweeting almost exclusively).

Madonna and Child in the air above a church and a town, by the artist Sassoferrato.
Image: Madonna and Child above a church, by Leopold Kupelwieser. From Pinterest.

Where We Were

I posted a live Rosary thread on Twitter nightly for several months. That ended on Holy Saturday, April 20, 2019. It was joyful and glorious ride, and I will always be thankful for those who took that ride along with me. So many people shared their stories with me and gave me much encouragement. You know who you are. I treasure your friendships, all of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Y’all added more to the joy of the daily preparation and the nightly threads than I ever expected. And those of you who prayed along silently, you were prayed for, too. The threads were for ALL. God bless you.

Image: Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary. From CatholicTradition.org

Where We Are

Now it’s time to begin a new phase of the project and give it a permanent home here on the blog where it won’t constantly scroll away (and where I can edit the inevitable myriad mistakes I make, oy!). I won’t be posting it nightly anymore but it will be available here anytime anyone wants to use it. I’m already making notes on additions to this section, so stay tuned for that.

Together we can pray for conversion of hearts, salvation of souls, and to end abortion and the culture of death that is spreading like cancer throughout the world. I’m glad you’re here and I hope you’ll drop by often. Together we can be united in prayer, and united to the Two Hearts forever.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Savior, pray for us. Amen.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you! Save souls!