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Archbishop leads over 10,000 children in a rosary at Notre Dame

We were delighted to welcome Archbishop John Wilson to Notre Dame on Tuesday 7th May to lead over 10,000 students across 90 schools in South London and Kent in praying the rosary.

The rosary is so powerful because through Our Lady, we are led to Christ. Praying the rosary, in classrooms and in our homes helps us to realise the beauty of our Catholic faith and helps us draw closer to the Lord Jesus.

Archbishop John Wilson

We were joined by pupils from St George’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School in our beautiful library and broadcast the rosary live so that other primary and secondary schools, as well as sixth forms, could join online.

The event started with Archbishop John informing students about the history of the rosary and how it helps to build a closer relationship with Christ, through Mary. Students were encouraged to pray for their loved ones and each other as well as for those in the Holy Land, Ukraine and Sudan, reminding us of the need to come together and pray for those suffering around the world.

The rosary felt like a real community celebration and underlined why making prayer a part of our schools so crucial. I know our school will look to build on this event, as we continue to help our pupils achieve their full potential spiritually, academically and socially.

Blon Byrne, Headteacher

The rosary was organised by the Education Service in the Archdiocese of Southwark, as part of a wider campaign to ‘Give Prayer a Go’. It was an honour to be able to host this event and to welcome Archbishop John Wilson to our school.