FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 7, 2022
Rosary Recited in Five Languages in the Diocese of Brooklyn
to Mark the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
In celebration of today’s Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, DeSales Media, the communications arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn, is debuting the 2022 Rosary Rally. However, this is no ordinary recitation. The Most Reverend Robert Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn, prayed the Rosary with school children from the Diocese in five languages: English, Spanish, Creole, Polish, and Mandarin.
Filmed at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, New York, students across several grade levels gathered to pray the Rosary in their native languages. Students from Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy prayed the Rosary in English; Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Academy students prayed in Spanish; Students from Saints Joachim & Anne School recited the Rosary in Creole; St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy (Queens) students prayed in Polish, and St. Michael’s Catholic Academy students prayed in Mandarin.
“It was moving to see the students in the large round sanctuary, who created a living, multicultural rosary. It showed the international flavor of our schools as the students prayed in the language of their heritage with confidence,” said Bishop Robert Brennan.
“What struck me is the Catholic identity of who we are is in our prayer. It’s in the extra things that we do. The Rosary has such power, literal power to transform, heal, and help. These kids knew that, and they were comfortable with it, and it bolstered my faith watching them,” said the new Superintendent of Schools, Deacon Kevin McCormack.
Bishop Brennan reminds the faithful what he told the students “pray what you can, not what you can’t.” The Rosary is a powerful tool, whether you pray the entire thing, one decade, or none of it. “When you can’t pray, when you are so lost, when words can’t come to you, just hold the Rosary in your hand, treat it like a lifeline, hold it, and let yourself be held by God. That in itself is a prayer.”
The Rosary Rally is scheduled to air on the Diocesan cable network NET TV beginning today at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. NET-TV can be found on Spectrum channel 97, Verizon Fios channel 548, and Optimum channel 30.
PHOTOS AND VIDEO – must courtesy DeSales Media