US humanitarian group urges Catholics to say Rosary on pope’s birthday
No Greater Love, a Washington-based humanitarian organisation, is asking Catholics everywhere to offer Pope Francis a spiritual bouquet by praying the joyful mysteries of the Rosary on 17th December, his 80th birthday.
‘This spiritual bouquet represents the good wishes and blessings sent by millions throughout the world who will be praying the Rosary on the Holy Father’s birthday to thank God for the gift of Pope Francis. It will be a joyful day of tribute to our spiritual leader,’ said a statement from Carmella LaSpada, founder and chairwoman of No Greater Love.
‘Catholics everywhere can put their faith into action in this joyful mission by becoming rosary ambassadors,’ she said. ‘May the shared commitment of thousands worldwide inspire each ambassador with the idea that every small act, when we are working together, can make our church stronger and the world better.’
LaSpada said that besides praying the joyful mysteries of the Rosary on the pope’s birthday, Rosary ambassadors should ask a friend to do the same ‘thus multiplying our spiritual gift to the Holy Father’ and should promise ‘to live each day in the light of God’s love through love of neighbour.’
Picture: Pope Francis accepts a birthday cake from chefs during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican on 14th December. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano, handout).Tags: birthday, No Greater Love, Pope, Pope Francis, Rosary