From rainy, cold Sydney to bright and sunny Brisbane, Aussies turned out on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima—13 May—to pray the Rosary for their country.
At over 250 locations around Australia, groups came together to pray to Our Lady as part of the ‘Oz Rosary’—the Australian version of the ‘Coast to Coast Rosary’, that has already taken place in different countries around the world including Poland and England.
Bishop Terry Brady joined a group of brave Catholics who prayed the Rosary on the Sydney Harbour Bridge at 7am, despite the cold and blustery weather. Bishop Brady blessed those present and consecrated Australia to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Groups prayed on the beach at Coogee and under blue skies in Jinderra and Yoogali.
Further north, groups came together in the warmth of Brisbane, Wynnam Beach, Cairns and Darwin. While over in the west Rosaries were prayed at Ledge Point and York in WA.
“It was wonderful and everyone who reported back said they had really good numbers turn out,” said event organiser, Jane Chifley. Being Mother’s Day it was the ideal day to pray to Our Lady, she added.