May 14, 2011. (Romereports.com)
The Internet has revolutionized the world. Now, Catholics groups are using the web to revolutionize World Youth Day. It's a call to pray the rosary every Saturday, until the big day kicks off on August 16th.Fr. James Phalan
Director, Family Rosary International “This is something concrete that can make a big difference, praying the rosary, praying the rosary to the family. It's something that JPII did. He prayed rosary during his day. So we are convinced of the importance of the rosary for the new evangelization.”
The campaign is called “Firm in Faith With Mary.” The goal is to spread its message through social networking sites. At www.firminfaith.org one can download logos, banners, videos and other resources for free. But it doesn't stop there. At www.familyrosary.org, one can actually follow the rosary in an interactive prayer while learning about its mysteries.
There are also discussion forums on Facebook and twitter and even a section where you can submit a personal story on how praying the rosary has changed your life. Even more, rosaries can be requested for free.
Fr. James Phalan
Director, Family Rosary International
“We receive rosaries from anyone, if anyone is making rosaries and they don't know how to distribute them in someway then we would be happy if they send them to us and we send them all over the world. We distribute around 1.5 to 2 million rosaries every year.”
For parents and teachers, the websites also include a section on how to teach the rosary to children and teenagers. It's a way to remind people, and especially the youth, to pray the Rosary. World Youth Day will run from August 16th to the 21st in Madrid, Spain. Organizers say the best way to prepare is through prayer....
Firm in the Faith with Mary