Catholics can now watch the Rosary in High Definition (HD) on the internet and on television. CatholicTV, nationally-broadcasted television station headquartered near Boston is offering the Rosary in high definition on its website CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV where available.
The new HD rosaries were filmed at the following locations:
- Notre Dame Cathedral – Paris
- Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral – Los Angeles
- Basilica of the Sacred Heart – Notre Dame Campus (Indiana)
- The Blue Hills of New England
- Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception – Washington D.C.
- The Eternal City – Rome
- Basilica of St. Thérèse – Lisieux, France
Rosaries are prayed by Father Robert Reed, Director of CatholicTV and priest of the Archdiocese of Boston. Each Rosary begins with a brief reflection by Father Reed and various imagery of the location. In many cases, the scenery is related to the mysteries. For example, while reflecting on the first sorrowful mystery in Los Angeles, cameras pan across the beautiful gardens there which are reminiscent of the Garden of Gethsemane.
CatholicTV’s HD broadcasts of the Rosary are also unique in that Father Reed reflects not only on the Rosary, but on the saints and people associated with each respective filming location. For example, Father Reed mentions the life of St. Thérèse of Lisieux during the Rosary episode at the Basilica of St. Thérèse in Lisieux, France. St. Thérèse is the patron saint of the new studios at CatholicTV.
Starting May 10th , all of these Rosary episodes will be archived at CatholicTV.com. Click on “HD Devotion” on the website or this link to view archived Rosaries now: http://www.CatholicTV.com/features/default.aspx?featureStoryID=23
At CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV, the Rosary airs each day at these times (EST) 3AM, 10AM, and 7PM.