May is the Month of Mary. As we focus our prayer on Our Lady, you can listen to our audio series ‘Full of Grace’.
Today we look to the southwestern part of India and listen to the Hail Mary in Malayalam. It’s the official language of Kerala, Lakshadweep and Puducherry and is spoken by around 34 million people worldwide.
You can hear Mass celebrated in Malayalam at a Syro-Malabar Catholic Mass. In Great Britain we have a Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy. The Eparch, or Bishop, is Mar Joseph Srampickal and he prays the Hail Mary for us today in Malayalam.
The power of prayer overcomes the difficulties we face with the COVID19 pandemic. We have been sent – through Facebook messenger, WhatsApp voice notes and email – recitations of this sacred prayer that we pray through the decades of the Rosary.
The aim is that we stand in solidarity with believers the world over and entrust our joys and sorrows (and everything in-between) to Mary.
Our audio is truly global – for example our Burmese Hail Mary comes from Yangon engulfed in a frightening coup that certainly needs our prayers.