Hundreds of Men Gather to Pray the Rosary in Mexico City | National Catholic Register

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Among the testimonies shared at the event was that of a man who came to confession after 13 years away from the sacrament.

On the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, June 25, hundreds of men participated in the first-ever men’s rosary in Mexico City, loudly proclaiming “Long live Christ the King!”

The men first attended mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral, then proceeded in procession to the atrium of Santo Domingo Church, located in the central district of the Mexican capital.

Speaking to ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language sister news agency, Leonardo Brown, the event’s coordinator, said “it was a unique experience, and I would say historic.”

“The contingent began to sing songs to Christ the King and the Virgin” and went to Santo Domingo Square for prayers “with everyone facing the images of the Virgin and the patron Saint Joseph” , did he declare.

About 700 or 800 men prayed the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Rosary, Brown added.

For Brown, “the most exciting experience was that many people spontaneously joined the procession, as well as seeing so many men kneeling before the Virgin of Guadalupe.”

Additionally, Brown said one could see “not a few who were shaken with emotion by the chanting of Christ the King to the point of shedding tears”.

Among the testimonies shared at the event was that of a man who came to confession after 13 years away from the sacrament.

The Men’s Rosary is an international prayer movement that began in Poland. The movement has particularly taken off in Latin America, with Men’s Rosary events in Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Paraguay. Germany, Ukraine, the Netherlands, England, the United States, Lithuania and Spain are other countries where Men’s Rosary events have taken place.

On their website, the initiators of the Men’s Rosary in Poland explain that their goal is to fulfill the desire of the Virgin Mary, which is to do the will of her Son, Jesus Christ.

They also note that “man’s role in God’s plan is to protect all whom God has given us here on earth, to eternal life.”

“Just as Saint Joseph was the earthly protector of the Holy Family, we also have the task of upholding the sanctity of our families and loved ones,” they say on the website. “We want to do it together, in a community of men. In this unity, we strengthen our masculine identity and our masculine virtues.

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