In the USA, shrines in honor explicitly of Her Title are in New Jersey (where our web-pager lives and works) and in New York. Why? They’re the only States with two: the Perpetual Rosary Shrine at the Monastery of the Perpetual Rosary in Camden and the Rosary Shrine, Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit; Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii in Brooklyn and the Rosary Garden Shrine in Monroe. Besides them there’s a Lourdes Rosary Shrine of St. Louis Bertrand Church in Louisville, KY. Those 5 are the only ones listed in the whole USA per se.
Worldwide, while Our Lady of Fatima, Lourdes, etc. are famous for rosary apparitions, St. Mary Majors Basilica (with Our Lady of Snows Chapel) is famous for great rosary recitation for Christmas Day (or Season) with the popes. Why? The original Crib of Christ is preserved there right under the baldaquin(o) – main altar (confirmed by the mystic Bl. Emmerick, too). Yet the most famous place specifically of her Title is the Pontifical Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei, a minor basilica, commissioned by Bl. Bartholomew Longo, whose memorial is Oct. 5. His conversion is about the most extreme: from about the worst to about the best, becoming a 3rd Order Dominican, and beatified by St. John Paul II. There’s a great shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in Fuzhou, China, too (besides also a Church in her name, thanks to Archbishop Zheng who had the ROSA MYSTICA SANCTUARY set up there) with territory referred to as ‘Rosary Villa,’ and used as a place for priests’ retreats and group pilgrimages. Finally, Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag, with a 17th c. Catholic ivory icon, is greatly pilgrimaged to in the Philippines. She’s officially known there as the patroness of the sick, helpless, and needy. (It’s 200 kilometers north of Manila.) Though we may not pilgrimage in October to any of these places to recite the rosary, we certainly can unite in spirit and with St. Louis Marie de Montfort’s preRosary prayer: “I unite with all the saints in Heaven, with all the just on earth, and with all the faithful here present. I unite with Thee O my Jesus, in order to praise worthily Thy Holy Mother, and to praise Thee in Her and through Her. I renounce all the distractions I may have during this rosary which I wish to pray with modesty, attention, and devotion, just as if it were to be the last of my life.” Personally, I like to start that prayer in honor of the Lord’s Prayer, too: “I unite with Thee O my Jesus, in order to honor worthily our Heavenly Abba Father, and for greater oneness with You Both in the H.S….”
Glory to the Trinity, and to Our Lady of the Rosary!
Fr. Ed, Mexico, SOLT, but MRMS too in spirit.
Have a Blessed & Holy October month of the Most Holy Rosary!
May Our Lady ever-flowering & overflowing with graces & blessings unfold in us The 3-Fold indwelling Divinity (of Her 3 'Roses') to ever spring, sing, & ring alive.
Amatissima semper esto Maria Rosa Mystica!
Most Beloved ever be Maria Rosa Mystica!