Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii

During a rare pilgrimage, the miraculous image of Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii traveled to America from Italy.  The tour was sponsored by the Pontifical Shrine dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary in the Prelature off Pompeii.

The image, also known as of Our Lady of Pompeii, represents Our Lady of the Rosary as Queen of Heaven, who holds her Son, Jesus, as they hand rosaries to Saint Dominic and Saint Catherine of Siena.  St. Dominic holds and contemplates the crucifix, while St.  Catherine of Siena gazes in awe.  The image is a beautiful reminder of how the Blessed Mother has wrapped countless Catholics in her love and prayers.  The missionary image of Our Lady of Pompeii made the rounds of various dioceses in the USA strengthening the faith of the people, evoking confidence in Christ and promoting devotion to the Rosary.

Blessed Bartolo Longo, who founded the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in Pompeii, Italy, is credited with enshrining the miraculous image in a small chapel there in 1875.  On October 21, 1979, Pope John Paul II visited Pompeii as part of a national pilgrimage to Our Lady of Pompeii.  On October 26, 1980, Barrtolo Longo was beautified by Pope John Paul II and called “the Man of the Madonna” and “the  Apostle of the Rosary”.

On October 7, 1571, the battle of Lepanto took place.  Pope St.  Pius V asked Europeans to pray for Our Lady’s intercession for a favorable outcome.  The reason St. Pius V instituted the feats of Our Lady of the Rosary on October 7 is because “the Virgin Mary of the Rosary made us victors”.

This special image was blessed by the Archbishop of Pompeii and is a replica of the original painting in the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in Pompeii, Italy.  It is only the third image of its kind in the world.  The Shrine to Our Lady of the Rosary in Bonne Terre, MO was blessed to become the custodian of this image.  This special painting is available to travel to parishes to help spread the devotion of the Rosary.  Call (314) 562-5927 to have the image visit your parish.

 

 

Prayer   O Immaculate Virgin and Queen of the Holy Rosary, in these times of dead faith and triumphant impiety you have desired to establish your throne of Queen and Mother in the ancient land of Pompeii, the resting place of deceased pagans.  From this place in which idols and demons were worshipped, you today, as the Mother of divine grace, shower the treasures of heavenly mercy far and wide.  O Mary, from this throne upon which you graciously reign, turn upon me as well your benign eyes, and have mercy on me who am so greatly in need of your help.  Show yourself to me, just as you have shown yourself to so many others, as the true  Mother of mercy : while I whit all my heart greet you, and invoke you as my Sovereign and Queen of the Holy Rosary.             Hail, Holy Queen    (From the Novena of Petition, written by Blessed B. Longo). With Ecclesiastic Approval

Prayer

O Immaculate Virgin and Queen of the Holy Rosary, in these times of dead faith and triumphant impiety you have desired to establish your throne of Queen and Mother in the ancient land of Pompeii, the resting place of deceased pagans.  From this place in which idols and demons were worshipped, you today, as the Mother of divine grace, shower the treasures of heavenly mercy far and wide.

O Mary, from this throne upon which you graciously reign, turn upon me as well your benign eyes, and have mercy on me who am so greatly in need of your help.  Show yourself to me, just as you have shown yourself to so many others, as the true Mother of mercy: while I whit all my heart greet you, and invoke you as my Sovereign and Queen of the Holy Rosary.

          Hail, Holy Queen

(From the Novena of Petition, written by Blessed B. Longo).
With Ecclesiastic Approval