The first Healing Rosary for the World for this year will be held on Wednesday, January 6.
Father Reginald Malicdem, rector of the Manila Cathedral, said the activity is a collaboration of many groups – Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, Liter of Light Foundation, Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines, National Parks Development Committee, and the cathedral.
The “Healing Rosary for the World” is an initiative of the Manila Cathedral which will be prayed every Wednesday night.
The activity will also feature the world’s largest solar rosary by the A Liter of Light (Isang Litrong Liwanag) at the Luneta Park in Manila in celebration of the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines.
“As one nation, let us come together and pray the rosary for healing, and bring the light of faith, 500 years and beyond!” the Manila Cathedral said in their Facebook page.
In a Facebook post, Liter of Light said they also wish to honor the Filipino medical frontliners who compose about 20 percent of the global humanitarian force fighting against COVID.
“Liter of Light, a grassroots movement committed to providing sustainable and affordable lighting wishes to honor the sacrifices and contribution of our modern day heroes,” Illac Diaz, founder of the group, said in a video message.
“Liter of Lights will dedicate 3,000 solar lights to honor and express our gratitude to these modern day heroes,” he added.
“Through these lights we come together as a community to salute our fellow Filipinos who have dedicated their lives to service.” said Diaz.
After the event, the solar bulbs would be distributed to communities that are without electricity.
The Healing Rosary for the World will be livestreamed at 9 p.m. on the Manila Cathedral Facebook page.