The Father Justin Rosary Hour
The Father Justin Rosary Hour is the oldest Catholic radio program in the Polish Language in the world. It has been serving the Church and Polonia for almost 75 years and is conducted by the Conventual Franciscans of St. Anthony of Padua Province in the USA.
The Rosary Hour is a half-hour broadcast addressing topics dealing with religion and culture. The program is carried weekly through a network of radio stations in the United States and Canada. The L’Observatore Romano called it the greatest Polish Pulpit.
The program’s format consists of a catechetical address, questions and answers as well as comments and announcements regarding the Church, Polonia and the Rosary Hour. There is a variety of traditional Church hymns and contemporary religious songs, which illustrate the theme of each program. The entire apostolate is financed exclusively by the freewill offerings of its listeners.
The Rosary Hour today has widened its activity to a younger generation of Polonia. The actual recording of the programs, the talks and other materials and information of the activities of this apostolate are accessible through theinternet. By means of cassettes and the internet, the Rosary Hour brings the Gospel message to those whom the radio network does not reach, particularly those hungering for the word of God in Polish.
The Rosary Hour staff fulfills the dream of its founder, Fr. Justin Figas, who proposed the task to “create one big family, to rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep and have the same regard for one another. In keeping with the desires of the Holy Father the Rosary Hour summons its listeners to a new evangelization in the third millennium. The Franciscan Friars also operate the central site of the Knights of the Immaculata for Polonia, which mission is: To lead every individual with Mary to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.” The MI builds a civilization of love through the new evangelization with Mary in order to realize the universal reign of God in the modern world.
The Fr. Justin Rosary Hour continues its mission begun over 80 years ago by its founder, the well known Franciscan, Fr. Justin Figas, to use prayer and multimedia to instruct and inspire its listeners and participants with authentic Catholic Church teaching and to inform them on current happenings in the Church and Polonia.
Listen to The Father Justin Rosary Hour Sunday Mornings at 7AM on WISL-AM 1480.