On August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Over 140,000 were killed, and many were left wounded. Eight blocks from the hypocenter, Jesuit missionaries walked away from the devastation unharmed and never would have any effects from the radiation. The Jesuit missionaries prayed the Rosary everyday.
"We believe that we survived because we were living the message of Fatima."
The night of August 6, 2014, many were forced to abandon their Christian cities in the Nineveh Plain. There are over 300,000 Iraqi refugees because of the persecution. There were 25,000 Christians in Mosul before the arrival of the Islamic State. Now, there are none. Christians are being persecuted. They are being pushed out of their towns and homes. They are being tortured and killed for their faith.
What would happen if we joined together to pray the Rosary for them?
Pray, whether in the morning, in the evening or at night; alone, with friends, or with family; at school, at work, in the subway, or in the car; in the hospital, at church, or in your home. If we pray the Rosary we will be able to spiritually support the persecuted Christians and help strengthen them in their sufferings through the power of prayer.
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“In the present international situation, I appeal to all - individuals, families and communities - to pray the rosary for peace, even daily, so that the world will be preserved from the dreadful scourge of terrorism."
-Saint John Paul II