06 April 2019 18:00
On the eve of the 2019 Rome Marathon, athletes and marathon runners are invited to live together an intense moment of spirituality. On Saturday 6 April, the “Athletica Vaticana” sports association welcomes all the sportswomen and sportsmen to the “Marathon Mass” in Basilica of Santa Maria in Montesanto. Fifteen marathoner priests of different nationalities will concelebrate the mass about.
All the participants will be invited to show their support to the peace through sport movement in the framework of the International Day for Sport, April6.
Representatives of the different teams will alternate in the readings of the liturgy, to give a sign of friendship and solidarity. At the end of the mass will be performed the "Prayer of the marathon runner".
They will send a strong message of peace by joining the #WhiteCard campaign with several collective #WhiteCard pictures, which will be taken inside the Basilica and in the iconic Piazza del Popolo, one of the most beautiful places in Rome, to spread a message of peace and solidarity through sport and beauty.
At the end of the Mass will be performed the Prayer of the Marathon Runner, and the group will do a flashmob in Piazza del Popolo with the #WhiteCard