Notre Dame Prays the Rosary as a Community in Honor of Our Lady of the Rosary
“Catholics have turned to the Blessed Virgin Mary, asking for her intercession in times of need by praying the Rosary. This great prayer, whose origins date before the 12th century, uses a meditative repetition of prayers that invoke the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary as she leads us to consider the mysteries in the life of her Divine Son, Jesus. History has shown this to be a powerful, effective and calming prayer that has truly changed hearts and lives over the centuries of its use.” Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.
Answering Pope Francis's invitation for the world to pray the Rosary together during these difficult times, our Notre Dame family came together both virtually and in-person on Wednesday, October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, to pray the Luminous Mysteries. Pope Francis described the Rosary as “ . . . a prayer that always accompanies me; it is also the prayer of the ordinary people and the Saints. It is a prayer from my heart.”
The recitation of the Rosary was led by five different student groups, our Campus Ministers and our chaplain, Fr. Jason Parzynski. This was a wonderful opportunity for our faculty, staff and students, from all Cohorts, to pray the Rosary together!
Please see our photos and watch the beautiful video of the Rosary being said below. God Bless our Notre Dame community and the world during these trying times. We are grateful to have the power of prayer to support us.
Located on 100 beautiful acres in Central New Jersey, Notre Dame High School, founded in 1957, is a college preparatory school for grades 9 - 12, preparing young men and women for lives of purpose, built upon a foundation of Catholic faith, with a commitment to academics, co-curricular activities and service to others.