History of the San Francisco Rosary Rally

The San Francisco Rosary Rally was reborn in 2011. 50 years earlier, in 1961, Fr. Patrick Peyton's Family Rosary Crusade had drawn over 500,000 people to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. In 2011, members of the San Francisco Legion of Mary decided to commemorate Fr. Peyton's rally with a rally of their own. The 2011 Rosary Rally drew two thousand of the faithful to the city's Civic Center Plaza to listen to inspirational speakers, recite the rosary, and pray for the strengthening of family life. It is now an annual event!

Click the "Gallery" link at left for photos.

For news coverage of the Rosary Rally, follow the links below:


Full text of Archbishop Cordileone's talk "Contemplating Jesus with Mary in the Bible."

In Spanish "Contemplando a Jesús con María en la Biblia”

Audio of Archbishop Cordileone's talk

Carol Duncan's observations at the Rosary Rally (PDF)

Catholic News Service "Daily recitation of the rosary 'key to world peace,' priest says at rally

Catholic San Francisco "Part of Archbishop Cordileone's talk at the Rosary Rally"

Catholic San Francisco "Archbishop leads eucharistic procession"

Immaculate Heart Radio "Huge crowd gathers for Rosary Rally in San Francisco"

SF News Feed covers the Rosary Rally (lots of pictures)

St. Louis Review


2014 Pre-Rally Press coverage

California Catholic Daily "Rosary marchers and Hispanics to join forces at UN Plaza"

California Catholic Daily "Prayer in the Streets"

Catholic San Francisco "Archbishop to lead Oct. 11 rosary rally in downtown San Francisco"

KPIX TV Mosaic

Mid-City Christian Ministry

SF Catholic Chinese


Catholic San Francisco "Faithful Pray Rosary with Archbishop Near City Hall"

Catholic San Francisco (PDF version, more pictures)

California Catholic Daily "New Wrinkles, Bright Future for SF Rosary Rally"

California Catholic Daily "Public Rosary, the Blessed Sacrament, and More"

Catholic San Francisco: "What Makes the Rosary Special for You?"

Catholic San Francisco, "What Makes the Rosary Special For You?" part 2

San Francisco Católico (En Español, pagina 4)


Catholic News Service

Catholic San Francisco

Catholic Voice Oakland

Immaculate Heart Radio

California Catholic Daily

California Catholic Daily

Catholic San Francisco


Canada Free Press

California Catholic Daily

California Catholic Daily

Catholic News Agency

Catholic San Francisco



National Catholic Register

San Francisco Chronicle

The American Catholic

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