The Catenian Rosary Group Website
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Membership is open to Brothers, Wives, Family Members and Widows.
Widows find it especially helpful as it gives them a connection with their
late husband’s Circle.
Obligation of membership: to pray One Decade of the Holy Rosary every day.
(One Our Father, Ten Hail Mary’s and One Glory Be). No penalty if the decade
is missed. The petition to be for ‘Our Lady’s Intentions’ except in May when
it will be for ‘The Catenian Association and Those
For more information see Get Involved/Join/Contact
In early January 2009 the Catenian Rosary Group
received an e-mail from Deacon Tony Cunningham, a Catenian
working with Aboriginal people in a poor diocese in the Northern Territory of
Australia. He said he had an urgent need for Rosaries. This need was reported
in a letter to the Catenian monthly magazine,
Catena, and the response was amazing. Within four months Tony had received
over 5,000 Rosaries and the numbers grew and grew. Deacon Tony reported many
lapsed Catholics, both Aboriginal and white, have returned to their faith due
to the Rosaries. Apparently many Aboriginals have a strong devotion to Our
Lady Eventually Tony had sufficient Rosaries for his immediate needs so
attention turned to the Catenian Circles (branches)
in Africa. Johannesburg Circle acts a distributer to ensure that the Rosaries
go where they are needed (and are not hijacked by governments who would steal
and sell them!). The countries they go to include Malawi, Rwanda, Nigeria,
Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia. All these countries reported a similar success
as with Australia but it will require more searching of drawers and cupboards
to supply their needs! In recent times, Australia’s requirement has been
increased with the arrival of many refugee boats and so overall demand
continues to outstrip supply . . . . .
STOP PRESS: The distribution now includes the Gilbert and Phenonix
Islands in the Pacific!
To date we have distributed 120,000 Rosaries. Please send Rosaries to:
Michael Blackburn 164 Green Park Road HALIFAX HX3 0SP Phone 01422 352559
Site Updated October 2014