Thousands of Catholics prayed the rosary across Britain on Sunday, April 29. The event, which is believed to be the biggest Catholic gathering since the visit of Pope Benedict XVI in 2010, saw over 400 groups pray at sites along the British coast, and a few abroad.
As reported by Catholic Herald, Donna Cooper, who joined the gathering at Exmouth remarked that “If the youth of today are the hope for the Church’s future, the turnout at Exmouth beach for Rosary on the Coast was very encouraging. The priests and people of Exeter parishes were joined by an enthusiastic group of Confirmation candidates who are due to receive the Sacrament next weekend.” Fr Tom Grufferty led a group in Gosport, Hampshire noted that “As soon as we began the ancient prayer of the rosary there was a real spirit of a community with everybody raising their minds and hearts to God in Prayer.”
Crowds varied in size from single families to several hundred people at some locations.
Source: Catholic Herald