The women of Walking with Purpose led 15 people on a walking rosary through Philadelphia Wednesday, May 27 to pray for the success and the organizers of the World Meeting of Families and visit by Pope Francis this September. See our coverage of the story here. (Photos by Matthew Gambino)
The Walking with Purpose group heads out from the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul across Sister Cities Park to begin the rosary walk to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Organizer Jillian Buhl, right, explains the rosary walk to participants including Ginny East and her daughter Kate, members of St. Patrick Parish in Malvern, next to Buhl.
The participants in the walking rosary pray and sing under the shade trees of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the shadow of center city’s skyscrapers.
Jillian Buhl, center, prays as she walks along Logan Circle with Geri McCann of St. Denis Parish in Havertown.
The group prays the rosary publicly at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
A group of mostly women concludes the rosary together at the top of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s iconic steps overlooking the center city Philadelphia skyline May 27.
Kate East (left) takes in the scenery at the Art Museum in her stroller as her mom, Ginny, of St. Patrick Parish in Malvern, prays the rosary.
Geri McCann prays a Hail Mary of the rosary at the Art Museum’s steps.