Missionary Rosary

Updated: Oct 21, 2019

On October 21, the Bishop Schad students held a special prayer service for the missionaries of the world. Our Student Council representatives lead us in praying the World Mission Rosary.

The World Mission Rosary originated during The Catholic Hour radio show by Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. He used to say that when you had finished praying the World Mission Rosary, you have given the world a “great big hug!”

Each set of beads on the World Mission Rosary represents a different area of the world where missionaries continue to share the Good News of Jesus. Yellow is for Asia, where the sun rises first each day. Red is for the Americas, where missionaries journeyed, “on fire” with faith in Jesus. White is for Europe, home to the Pope, clothed in white. Blue is for the islands of the Pacific, surrounded by the ocean waters. Green is for Africa, with its many trees and plants.