During his general audience on Wednesday, March 18, Pope Francis gave his support to the Italian bishops’ call to prayer in the face of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Pope Francis said he would pray for and with the country in these difficult times.
Pope Francis said: “I join the call of the Italian bishops who, in this health emergency, have promoted a moment of prayer for the whole country. Each family, each faithful, each religious community: all united spiritually tomorrow [Thursday] at 9 p.m. in the recitation of the Rosary, with the Mysteries of Light. I will accompany you from here. We are led to the luminous and transfigured face of Jesus Christ and his Heart by Mary, Mother of God, health of the sick, to whom we address ourselves through the prayer of the Rosary, under the loving gaze of Saint Joseph, Guardian of the Holy Family. and our families. And we ask him to take special care of our family, our families, especially the sick and the people who take care of them: doctors, nurses and volunteers, who risk their lives in this service.
The website Where is Peter has put together a printable help sheet for praying the Rosary during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The print sheet includes Pope Francis’ prayer to Mary during the coronavirus pandemic, which he offered during Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love near Rome, a prayer to Saint Michael and a prayer to Saint Joseph.
You can find the resource here and below:
With thanks to Where Peter Is.