Saturday, October 13, 2007

Public Square Rosary Rally in Washington, DC

On 13 October 1917, God, through the intercession of Our Lady, performed a public miracle, witnessed by at least 70,000 people in Fatima, Portugal.

90 years later to the day, the America Needs Fatima campaign of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property, helped organize over 2,000 Public Square Rosary Rallies all over the globe. Most took place across the United States. Besides honoring the 90th anniversary, the rallies had several intentions which were prayed for during the Rosaries.

I participated in the Public Square Rosary at Lafayette Park, just across the street from the White House in Washington, DC. People of all ages and of all races participated during the hour-and-a-half rally.

Here are some pictures that I took, along with brief descriptions:

Before the Rosary Rally started, one of the younger members of the TFP played the bagpipes, which has become a bit of trademark for public functions of the organization.

Between the different mysteries of the Rosary, time was taken for a group photograph.

Everyone present recited the consecration prayer to Jesus through Mary by St. Louis de Montfort towards the end of the Rosary Rally. This was taken while the prayer was being recited. Some knelt during the prayer.

When everything was finished, many participants venerated the statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

Video of the singing of "God Bless America" between decades of the Rosary:


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