by Moira Cullings
On March 19, Pope Francis brought the world together to pray the rosary for the protection of families, the sick and health care providers in an effort to combat the coronavirus through an act of faith.
At 3 p.m. that day, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann joined Mike Scherschligt, president and founder of Holy Family School of Faith, for a livestream of the rosary on YouTube, where they prayed together with a community of Catholics who joined them from afar.
Their video is still on YouTube and has been streamed more than 15,000 times.
Although it was a special occasion with the archbishop present, Scherschligt draws an audience for his daily rosary meditations every day of the week.
During each podcast episode, which is typically 24 minutes long, he prays the rosary, shares his reflections, and encourages others to pray together and build friendships rooted in faith.
Scherschligt’s podcast can be downloaded on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Spotify, Stitcher and Tune-In. You can find links for each of these channels here, where you can also listen to the podcast directly.
Moreover, the rosary livestream on YouTube wasn’t a one-time event. Scherschligt has continued to use the Holy Family School of Faith account to livestream the rosary at his home and invite viewers to share where they are watching from.