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From Edele National Pilgrimage Centre, Nigeria

We turn our hearts to Our Lady, praying today for all those who were unable to say goodbye to their loved ones.

During the month of May, the Church around the world joins in a daily rosary for the intention of the end of the pandemic, as well as a specific intention related to the various victims of the virus.

Each day of the month, a different shrine will lead the daily rosary, according to local practice.

The beginning and the end of the Marathon of the Rosary (May 1 and 31) are animated by Pope Francis.

See below to follow the list of shrines.

Day 2

Special intention: For all those who could not say goodbye to their deceased loved ones

The second day of the Rosary Marathon takes us to Nigeria at Elele, and the National Pilgrimage Center for Eucharistic Adoration and Special Marian Devotion.

In southern Nigeria, this resort was established in 1985 by a priest from the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Prof. Emmanuel MP Edeh.

The center organizes a week of pilgrimage the first week of every month, which brings together devotees from Nigeria and around the world.

There are daytime and midnight masses, testimonies and inspiring talks from Father Edeh and other priests.

The pilgrimage center is supported by four religious orders: an order of nuns, priests, contemplative monks and contemplative nuns.

The center is a base for a host of ministries, geared to both social reconciliation and individual needs. Here they assist the sick, orphans, the mentally ill, the poor, victims of trauma and conflict, and those with special prayer requests.

The complex also has a unique museum where people leave voodoo objects or other charms they have put aside to more fully embrace the Christian faith.