Monday, April 30, 2007

60th Annual May Day Rosary Procession, Sunday, May 6

The 60th Annual May Day Family Rosary Procession. The procession began in 1947 at the Cathedral of St. Paul as a public demonstration of prayer in response to the rise of communism in Eastern Europe, according to the event’s Web site. Today, this Marian prayer of the rosary is used to strengthen family life. The procession will be held simultaneously in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

In St. Paul, participants will assemble at the State Capitol and process to the Cathedral of St. Paul, 239 Selby Ave.

When: Sunday, May 6. Assemble at 1:30 p.m., procession begins at 2 p.m.

Who: Families, parish groups and youth groups are welcome to walk together. First communicants are especially welcome.


Where: In Minneapolis, participants will assemble at Dunwoody College of Technology, 818 Dunwoody Blvd., and walk to the Basilica of St. Mary, 88 N. 17th St.

What’s new? Multi-lingual rosary and benediction will follow the procession at the Basilica of St. Mary.

Need more information? Visit the event’s Web site .

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