Mary's prayers shall win our country back to Thee
The people of Oxford were able to join in the Rosary on the Coast on Sunday - in the heart of our island, while others formed a great chain of prayer around the shores of the British Isles.
His Grace the Archbishop led the Rosary, followed by the Litany of Loreto and a Litany of English and Welsh saints.
Many people asked afterwards for a copy of the second litany. Here it is, courtesy of the Rosary on the Coast website: rosary on the coast litany
It is striking to realize just how many intercessors in heaven our country has.
Heartier people than ourselves braved the elements by the seaside. Fr Dominic, the Oratorians-in-formation in Bournemouth, and the parishioners of the Sacred Heart were by Bournemouth pier. Fr Richard took a group of parishioners from St Wilfrid's, York to Scarborough where they gave a great witness of prayer along the shore:
May all these prayers bear fruit in the transformation of our nation and the winning of souls to Christ and His Church.