Let’s go to Italy! Continuing our celebration of the Month of Mary, come along with Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox on an audio pilgrimage to the Pontifical Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary, located in Pompeii, Italy. Today, the sanctuary also known as Our Lady of Pompeii attracts not only religious pilgrims but also a large number of tourists drawn by its beauty.
During our journey, you will hear about:
- The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, which destroyed Pompeii
- The painting of Our Lady of the Rosary, which is venerated at the Pontifical Shrine
- St. Bartolo Longo, a former Satanic priest who became a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, and is an important figure in the Basilica’s history
We are so grateful to this month’s sponsor, Dian Coleman in memory of Ronald Coleman, who made this podcast episode possible.
Listen to this program now:
Jewel for the Journey:
“The Rosary is the prayer dearest to Mary, most loved by the Saints, most frequently used by Christian peoples, most honored by God with astounding wonders, most enriched with great promises, by the Virgin.” – Blessed Bartolo Longo
A Closer Look at Our Lady of Pompeii:
Supplication to the Queen of the Holy Rosary by Blessed Bartolo Longo:
This prayer is a fitting way for us to conclude and to pray for those who, like Blessed Bartolo once was, are still caught under the bondage of Satanism and the occult.
Sign Of The Cross
O Blessed Rosary of Mary, sweet chain that unites us to God, bond of love that unites us to the angels, tower of salvation against the assaults of Hell, safe port in our universal shipwreck, we will never abandon you. You are our comfort in the hour of death. May the last word from our lips will be your sweet name, O Queen of the Rosary of Pompei, O dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners, O Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted. May you be everywhere blessed, today and always, on earth and in heaven.”Jesus, we thank you for giving us your mother, who is our Heavenly Mother!
Where is Our Lady of Pompeii?