As the month of the Holy Rosary begins, we’re pleased to present our upcoming events at the Rosary Shrine. Leaflets are available from this week in the Rosary Shrine church; please take one for yourself and your friends and family.
October, of course, is our most festive month, with a weekly candlelit Rosary Procession, every Saturday at 7pm.
On Rosary Sunday itself, the 7th of October, there will be a 12 noon Solemn Mass celebrated by Bishop John Wilson, with the Rosary Shrine Choir singing Dominican chant and polyphony. Following a Dominican custom, roses are blessed and distributed at every Mass on Rosary Sunday.
Also in the Rosary Month, don’t miss a choral concert of Marian music sung by acclaimed Edinburgh-based chamber choir, The St Andrew Camerata on Friday 12th October at 7:30pm.
On Saturday the 20th of October, the weekly Rosary Procession will involve the replica statue of the miraculous Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag, and the prayers, said by parishioners, will be interspersed with traditional Spanish, Latin, and Filipino songs in a tradition established by the Spanish Dominicans who had evangelised the Philippines, called the “Rosario Cantada”.
Finally, on Saturday the 27th of October at 7:30pm, the Rosary month culminates with a “Rosary Vigil“: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament enthroned above the High Altar; Eucharistic Rosary Procession accompanied with beautiful chants and music from the Dominicans in Krakow.