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College Takes Part in “Global Rosary Relay” for Sanctification of Priests

College Takes Part in “Global Rosary Relay” for Sanctification of Priests

Posted: June 28, 2019

On the evening of Friday, June 28 — the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus — members of the Thomas Aquinas College community prayed the Holy Rosary for the sanctification of priests. The gathering was part of WorldPriest’s annual Global Rosary Relay, an international prayer chain in which members of the faithful across the world take turns praying a designated set of mysteries, thereby encircling the planet in prayer for 24 hours.

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Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel, situated on the College’s California campus, served as one of the more than 100 shrines that participated in the event in more than 70 countries and on 6 continents. At 6:45 p.m., Chaplain Rev. Cornelius M. Buckley, S.J., accepted the spiritual baton from Parroquia San Eduardo in Stockton, California, whose members had just completed praying the Glorious Mysteries. He then led some 100 of the College’s summer student workers, faculty, staff, alumni, and their families in the recitation of the Joyful Mysteries. At the conclusion of the prayer, the chaplain forwarded the relay on to Stella Maris Church in the Cayman Islands.

“About two minutes before we began tonight, there was hardly anyone here,” remarked Fr. Buckley. “And now look how many of you there are. This, to me, is a sign that you are all filled with the Spirit!”

In addition to those gathered in the Chapel, other members of the Thomas Aquinas College community joined their prayers from afar, with friends writing in from throughout California, as well as the East Coast and Europe, to indicate their participation.