April 8, 2015
DESTREHAN, La. (CNS) — The prayerful protection of Mary has been showered upon Pope Francis 1 million times over, thanks to students and their friends at St. Charles Borromeo School in the New Orleans Archdiocese.
On Holy Thursday, April 2, just before the start of the school’s monthly rosary, religion teacher Lisa Benoit, accompanied by seven students bearing numbered placards, made a joyful announcement: The school’s 2014-2015 goal of praying 1 million Hail Marys for the safety of Pope Francis had not only been met, but exceeded.
The count: an incredible 1,031,840 Hail Marys.