Praying the Rosary together by Social Media

St Mary’s, Bornish on South Uist.

A beautiful tradition starts again tonight in the parish of St Mary’s, Bornish on South Uist. From every May to October a statue of Our Lady spends one day in each house in the parish. In the evenings neighbours gather in the host house to pray the Rosary in Gaelic. Even this year the beautiful tradition continues – but through the safety of social media! Earlier today a picture of the statue was sent to the five households of Bornish township where the statue’s journey begins. However, this year at 9 pm they will pray the Rosary for five consecutive nights in their individual homes but do so as a group through Zoom. Afterwards, the ‘statue’ will head south to Kildonan township and so on. Isn’t that beautiful?

Have you thought of praying with family or friends who are living in different homes? Many different types of modern communication make this possible. Wouldn’t that be  a good way of keeping in touch with God and each other at the same time? You can’t do better than that!

Meanwhile, my lectio divina meditation on this Sunday’s Gospel is available now on the diocesan YouTube.

God bless and take care,