WELCOME TO THE CATENIAN ROSARY GROUP WEB SITE
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 Taking Office’. For more information on how to get involved see 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 . . . . .
Please send Rosaries to: Michael Blackburn 164 Green Park Road HALIFAX HX3 0SP Phone 01422 352559
John Riley 112 Lonsdale Road, Bolton BL1 4PN Phone 01204 845094.