Throughout the night of Saturday May 16 and 17, 2015, faithful gathered at the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary in Mamila, Jerusalem, in order to pray the rosary. Among them were also faithful from the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel.

rosary1The Sisters of the Rosary opened the church to receive the faithful right through the night as preparations gathered momentum for Sunday, May 17, 2015, the day of the canonization of Carmelite Mary of Jesus Crucified and foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Rosary, Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas.

Faithful from the Vicariate, including Fathers David and Rafic, gathered in the church and prayed the rosary from 23.00 to midnight. Benny, a seminarian from the Vicariate, led the music that accompanied the prayer.

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