Give the world a great big hug …

“Embrace the world in prayer.” Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Pray the World Mission Rosary

The decade colors of the World Mission Rosary:

green represents the forests and grasslands of Africa;
blue represents the ocean surrounding the islands of the Pacific;
white symbolizes Europe, and seat of the Holy Father, shepherd of the world;
red calls to mind the fire of faith that brought the first missionaries to the Americas, and
yellow, represents the morning light of the East, for Asia.

Archbishop Sheen likened this Rosary to the missionary work of the Church and the Holy Father. Praying this Rosary, he explained in one of his radio broadcasts, would “aid the Holy Father and his Society for the Propagation of the Faith by supplying him with practical support, as well as prayers, for the poor mission territories of the world.”

“When the Rosary is completed, one has…embraced all continents, all people in prayer,” he added. “Won’t you please make a tour of the world on your World Mission Rosary?”

-Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen