Pray with the news, pray for the world: Mission Rosary

Every week receive prayer intentions with the news for the 5 continents for your Rosary prayer! Join us now in praying for our world!


Join us to pray for the world!

Give your Rosary new meaning: pray for others, pray for the world!

By following Archbishop Fulton Sheen's advice, Mission Rosary will give you a prayer intention for the world per week based on current events and headlines for you to pray your rosary!

We must pray, and not for ourselves, but for the world. To this end, I have designed the Mission Rosary

Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Join now and give your rosary prayer new meaning!

Click here to learn how to pray the Rosary if you need help learning.

How does this page work?

Click "JOIN" and each Monday, Missio will send you five prayer focuses - one for each of the continents - taken from current events and headlines.

Join us to pray these special intentions, which we hope add an extra dimension of connection to the world through the Mission Rosary. 

Click on JOIN to join your brothers and sisters from around the world to pray for the world!

What is the Mission Rosary?

The World Mission Rosary was created in 1951 by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen, who was the National Director of Missio (Pontifical Mission Societies) in the United States.

He saw the need to pray for the whole world, especially for those living in poverty. Each decade of the Rosary is colour-coded to represent a continent where the Church continues her mission:

  • Africa is represented by the green decade for its forests and grasslands.
  • The Americas are red to show the continent's fire of faith. 
  • Europe is white because it is the home of the Holy Father, who dresses in white. 
  • Oceania is shown in blue for the oceans surrounding the islands there. 
  • Asia is portrayed in yellow as a symbol of the sun rising in the east.

Click here to learn how to pray the Rosary if you need help learning.

Praying the Mission Rosary 

During lockdown in 2020, some of Missio's young supporters helped make some online Mission Rosary videos. We hope they help you pray along with these beautiful prayers.

Missio's website for the Mission Rosary

We are Missio

Missio is the Pope's Charity for Overseas Mission. We ignite God's love by helping local missionaries to work alongside global communities that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief.

To find out more, order a Mission Rosary or get in touch with us, please visit

Prayer from the community

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace. Our Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.