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Members of the Thomas Aquinas College community will pray the Holy Rosary for the world’s priests on Friday, June 7, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The gathering will mark the conclusion of WorldPriest’s annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests, an international prayer chain in which members of the faithful across the world take turns praying a designated set of mysteries, thereby encircling the planet in prayer for 24 hours. Thomas Aquinas College is blessed this year to serve as the last leg of the relay, spiritually delivering the world’s prayers to the Blessed Mother from its campuses in California and New England.

Participants in California will gather in Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel, while 3,000 miles to the east, the faithful in New England will convene at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel. The event will begin at 6:45 p.m. PDT / 9:45 p.m. EDT, as the two campuses accept the spiritual baton and lead the recitation of the Joyful Mysteries on their respective coasts.

As members of the TAC community pray for priests across the globe, they will be mindful of the College’s alumni priests. They will entrust these shepherds of souls to the maternal protection the Blessed Mother, as her priestly sons take up the Cross of courageously preaching the Gospel, “in season and out of season” (2 Timothy 4:2). In total, more than 300 congregations in more than 85 countries on all six populated continents will participate in the relay, continuously praying the mysteries of the Rosary over the course of 24 hours.

Local alumni and friends of the College are invited to participate in the relay by joining summer student workers and others as they pray in the campus chapels. For those friends who cannot make it to either campus, the College invites you to participate from wherever you may be.