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 listen to the Hail Mary in Portuguese.
Portuguese is the sixth-most spoken language in the world – spoken by almost 270 million people – across Europe’s Iberian peninsula, South America and Africa.
Portugal is home to the world-famous Marian shrine at Fátima where Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children in 1917 at the Cova da Iria.
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.