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Saint of the Day for 8 May: Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii

Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii: History, Miracles and Meaning of the Heavenly Shrine


Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii




8 May




O Immaculate Virgin and Queen of the Holy Rosary, Thou in these times of dead faith and triumphant impiety, hast willed to plant Thy seat of Queen and Mother on the ancient land of Pompeii, a sojourn of pagan dead. And from that place. where idols and demons were worshiped. Thou today, as Mother of divine graces scatter from everywhere the treasures of heavenly mercies. Deh! from that throne where thou reignest pitiful turn, O Mary, thy benign eyes upon me also, and have pity on me who am in such need of thy succor. Show thyself also to me as to so many others thou hast shown thyself, true Mother of mercy; Monstra te esse Matrem, while I with all my heart salute thee and invoke thee my Sovereign and Queen of the Most Holy Rosary.

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Falconara Marittima, Serramazzoni, Botricello, Viddalba, Andali

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The Saint and Mission

Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii is not only a symbol of religious devotion, but also represents a powerful tool for mission and spiritual transformation. Founded by Bartolo Longo, the veneration of Our Lady of the Rosary has transformed Pompeii from a small and forgotten agricultural town into a world pilgrimage site, demonstrating how faith can renew not only spirits but also places. The mission of Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii extends beyond individual prayer; it inspires the faithful to actively participate in works of charity and social renewal. The message spread through the rosary, of meditation on the life of Christ and His mother, encourages practitioners to reflect on their actions and seek peace and justice. This impact reaches far beyond the walls of the shrine, influencing the lives of millions of people around the world, making Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii a living symbol of faith’s ability to inspire meaningful and lasting change in society.

The Saint and Mercy

Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii is an emblematic figure of divine mercy, through which grace and comfort are manifested for those who seek help in times of need. Devotion to Our Lady of the Rosary has deep roots in the history of Pompeii, where her image has been associated with numerous accounts of miracles and intercessions that have brought hope and healing to many. This veneration reflects the belief that, through the recitation of the rosary, the faithful can receive mercy, find resolution to their tribulations and peace in turbulent times. Through her intercession, Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii not only offers spiritual relief but also promotes concrete acts of mercy, prompting devotees to exercise compassion and mutual aid. The commitment of the shrine of Pompeii to support people in distress testifies to how the mercy taught by Our Lady translates into tangible actions that alleviate human suffering, thus demonstrating the transformative power of faith placed at the service of humanity.


The cult of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeii, or, more simply, of Our Lady of Pompeii, was born in the late 1800s by Bartolo Longo, now Blessed Bartolo Longo, who, it is said, while he was in the fields, heard Our Lady tell him, “If you propagate the Rosary you will be saved” . The young Bartolo Longo, was shaken by this message that Our Lady entrusted to him, so much so that he left the satanic circles he frequented, and…


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