In the Footsteps of Blessed Alan de la Roche
On the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary this year, the Master of the Order appointed our brother, Lawrence Lew OP, to serve as Promoter General for the Rosary.
Fr Lawrence will serve a six-year term as an official of the General Curia of the Order, which is based in Santa Sabina, Rome. However, Fr Lawrence will remain resident in St Dominic’s, London and continue to minister there principally as Rector of the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary.
The Promoter General of the Rosary is charged with encouraging the whole Dominican family to pray and promote the Rosary; with supporting the Rosary Confraternities, and uniting them in prayer and love for Our Lady; with co-ordinating new ways to encourage and promote the praying of the Rosary; and preaching the Rosary throughout the Dominican world. Please pray for Fr Lawrence in this new role.
On the day this was announced, the Archdiocese of Singapore providentially released a video on YouTube of Fr Lawrence’s thoughts on praying the Rosary as a family and with children. The video can be viewed here.
In the same week, Fr Lawrence had the privilege and joy of leading the 35th annual Rosary Crusade of Reparation which is held in London. Hundreds processed in the rain walking from Westminster Cathedral to the London Oratory, praying the Rosary and singing Marian hymns as they walked through Victoria and Knightsbridge on the weekend of Cardinal Newman’s Canonisation. Inside a packed Oratory, Fr Lawrence preached on the eschatological hope and promise of the Rosary.