We are called upon to help turn our country back towards God. We will accomplish that through prayer; prayer that can change hearts, change families, change our communities, change our country and change the world. There is no stronger weapon in this Spiritual Battle than the Rosary!
In 2013 the USCCB launched a Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty. The intent of this Call to Prayer is to invite Catholics in their parishes and dioceses to pray and make daily sacrifices to rebuild a culture favourable to life and marriage and for increased protection of religious liberty. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco stated: “With the challenges this country is facing, it is hoped this call to prayer and penance will help build awareness among the faithful as well as spiritual stamina and courage for effective witness.” The Novena for Our Nation and National Rosary Rally have been acting upon that Call from our Bishops for the past two years and again in 2018; taking it to a national level. Now Rosary Coast to Coast invites Catholics to join together in praying together for these intentions at the same time on the October 7 Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Rosary Coast to Coast builds upon the 54 day Rosary Novena for Our Nation in which tens of thousands of prayer warriors joined together in 2016 and 2017 to pray for: a respect for life at all stages of development; the sanctity of marriage and family; and freedom of religion and protection from religious persecution.
Rosary Coast to Coast also builds upon the National Rosary Rally held the past 2 years in front of the US Capitol on the October 7 Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary to conclude the Novena for Our Nation. The National Rosary Rally features prominent Catholic clergy and lay people as speakers leading us through all four mysteries of the Rosary.
Of note is that Novena for Our Nation, National Rosary Rally and now Rosary Coast to Coast are sponsored by the new Holy League which, under the spiritual guidance of Cardinal Raymond Burke, is essentially calling men to combat the forces of evil in today’s society. The Holy League strives to call men back to the state of grace and transform the culture through prayer and training in holiness.