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On Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at noon, 2,125 public square rosary rallies were held in defense of traditional marriage —by Francis Slobodnik

 

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Our goal was 1,000 rallies. We knew that it would be a more difficult crusade than the October rallies due to the intense national debate about the nature of what constitutes true marriage.

As Catholics we know without any doubt that marriage can only occur between one man and one woman, period. We know that despite what men or men’s laws state to the contrary, marriage always has been and always will be between one man and one woman.

The response to our requests for rally captains to lead public square rosaries in defense of traditional marriage and in honor of St. Joseph, chaste spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary was overwhelming.

Rally captains were enlisted by mail, email, telephone message and by phone. Two volunteers traveled to our volunteer office per week from January until the rallies took place. They called every day Monday through Friday recruiting rally captains. Volunteers told us that they couldn’t believe how easy it was to recruit rally captains. A common statement made by those whom the volunteers called was, “ I’ve been waiting for your call.”

Baton Rouge, LAThe responses from rally captains after the rallies have been incredibly positive. The media has fed American public opinion the lie that most people support same-sex marriage. The experiences of the rally captains were the exact opposite. In most cases they received only a few negative comments and gestures. The overwhelming majority of responses were honks, thumbs up, waves and smiles.

As one of our volunteers has commented, “it is so easy to do so much for Our Lady.” Imagine the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have received new strength and encouragement because of the rosary rallies that took place on March 21st in cities, towns and rural locations.

 

Here are some of the responses we have received so far:

 

Watertown, SD“Just wanted to thank all of you who were able to come out and support Traditional Marriage in the Public Square with your prayers and sacrificial witness for one of the most important issues of this day.  We had a little over 25 that attended our  location.  We were all pleased with the overwhelmingly  positive response from those driving by. Thanks to each and every one of you for the sacrificial gift of your time and effort.  When the younger generations ask, "Where were you when they changed the definition of marriage?"....you can say,  "I was on the Front Lines!" God bless you!!!

 

 

“We held our rally in the same location as last year; on the knoll in front of the diner on the corner of Highway 30 and Kenneth Ave.   The girls counted over 450 honks, and a majority of those who did not honk waved, or gave a thumb’s up.”

 

El Cajone, CA“384 honks, multiple thumbs up, multiple waves and a multitude of smiles. Only seven negatives, two verbal and five by hand gesture. The anti-traditional marriage crowd was definitely put on the defensive on Saturday and so many were encouraged in their support of traditional marriage.”

 

“We had 10! A father and 5 of his kids, my son, and 2 of his boys and myself.  I have to confess that I was, at first, disappointed that there weren't more...(I put a notice in the Church Bulletin and really tried to get the word out!)......but quality is more important than quantity sometimes!!! AND God loves children's prayers!!! Anyway, I'll be eagerly waiting for October!!!”

 

Topeka, KS“As in the past, we chose a location near the primary “shopping mecca”area. This enabled us to reach a wide variety of people while being situated at just one strategic location. Passersby were, for the most part, extremely supportive, more so than in the past. There were very few negative responses.  We had 60 - 70 people attend this year which is a substantial increase from previous years. We were particularly blessed to have a priest join us this year. In addition, we also had several members of the Knights of Columbus who were able to participate as well, dressed in their full regalia. Finally, the proprietor of the local Catholic Shop was able to provide a nearly life-sized statue of St. Joseph holding the baby Jesus. All of this added a “regal air” to the Crusade this year.”

 

“We had a good turnout today and the weather was pretty nice. It was really interesting because we had people who were really nasty, but on the flip side of that, we actually had people who were really happy we were out there (they acted VERY excited) and yelled, "KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK"!!! and many people honking half-way down the road. We noticed that when one person Reiserstown, MDwas making lude gestures, it was always at that time when at least 5 or more cars would honk in favor of Traditional Marriage.”

 

“We had 45 people at our "Our America Needs Fatima Marriage Rally" this past Saturday that I promoted and helped run with coordinators, Lisa and Carol - including a "Family with 8 children" and another "Family with 7". (Both, Lisa and I come from a "Family of 8")...It's all about The Family.”

 

“This past Saturday, 3/21/15, the annual " St. Joseph ' s Marriage Rally" was held (in cities coast-to-coast, as sponsored by the organization "America Needs Fatima"), and thankfully, there were 2 people in the greater Columbus area that fully believe in the Sacrament of Marriage, and hence participated, yours truly, and a good friend.”

Escondido, CA New Orleans 

Clemmons, NC  Norristown, PA 

In the coming weeks we will receive many reports of rallies, large and small, but all a success in the eyes of Our Lady. These rallies will help hasten the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary for America.

We hope that if you are concerned about America and the direction in which she is heading, that you will enlist as a rally captain for the October 10th Public Square Rosary Rallies. The fate of America is truly in our hands. Our Lady will act when enough of us show Her that we are willing to publicly and enthusiastically pray to Her for America and to offer our public penance of confronting public opinion by praying the most powerful Holy Rosary in the public squares of our country.


To enlist: please click the link below or call (866) 584 – 6012 or email us at AnfRosaryRally@aol.com.

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Francesco was born in the small Italian village of Pietrelcina on May 25, 1887. His parents, Grazio Forgione and Maria Giuseppa Di Nunzio, were peasant farmers, but they recognized their son was close to God. When he was only five years old, he solemnly consecrated himself to Jesus. It is said he often spoke with Our Lord, Our Lady and his guardian angel, who defended him against attacks by the devil. He joined the Capuchin Franciscans at the age of fifteen, and took the name Pio with his religious vows. After seven years of study he was ordained to the priesthood in 1910.

During the same month he was ordained, Padre Pio was praying in the chapel when Our Lord and His Blessed Mother appeared and gave him the Stigmata. However, the wounds soon faded and then disappeared. “I do want to suffer, even to die of suffering,” Padre Pio told Our Lady, “but all in secret." Soon after, he experienced the first of his spiritual ecstasies.

Pio was in the military for a short time, but was discharged due to poor health. Upon his return to the monastery, he became a spiritual director. He had five rules for spiritual growth: weekly confession, daily Communion, spiritual reading, meditation, and examination of conscience. He often advised, "Pray, Hope and Don’t Worry."

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“What is that?” Asked a curious voice as America Needs Fatima custodian Jose Ferraz stepped into the hotel elevator in Altamonte Springs, Florida. “This is the Pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima,” replied Mr. Ferraz, “I take Her to visit people in their homes to spread the Fatima message.” He then handed the woman, who was a maid at the hotel, America Needs Fatima’s most popular picture. “This is a picture of Her.” The woman gasped. “I know that picture! It inspired a conversion.” She then asked excitedly, “Do you have a minute to hear the story?” 

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As Mr. Ferraz listened, he learned that the woman, Maria Vegra, had a 22-year old son who had recently passed away after three weeks in the hospital due to a fatal injury received in a car accident. While in the hospital, a priest would visit him every day to administer Holy Communion. The priest consistently offered the sacrament to the neighboring patient of Maria’s son, another young man who was also in critical condition. The young man would say, “No. I don’t believe in God.” But the priest continued to offer salvation. “Let me hear your confession and give you Holy Communion and Last Rights,” the priest said, “it will save your soul and get you to heaven.” Time after time, the young man stubbornly refused.

During the weeks of hospitalization and fruitless medical treatments, Maria had taken her son a picture of Our Lady of Fatima a friend had given her from an America Needs Fatima mailing.

She knew Our Lady’s watchful gaze would give her son peace in his last days. The day after she placed Our Lady’s picture at the foot of her son’s bed, she heard the voice of his stubborn neighbor: “please,” he said, “bring the picture closer to me. I want to look at the Lady.” 

Surprised but willing, Maria placed the picture in the middle of the two suffering men. 

After three days of letting the nearby picture of Our Lady touch his heart as he gazed into Her eyes, the suffering patient relented. “Please,” he called out, “bring me the priest. I want to receive the sacraments.”

A few days later, the young man died a Catholic. With a simple picture of Our Lady of Fatima, God touched a heart and saved a soul. 

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“What is that?” Asked a curious voice as America Needs Fatima custodian Jose Ferraz stepped into the hotel elevator in Altamonte Springs, Florida. “This is the Pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima,” replied Mr. Ferraz, “I take Her to visit people in their homes to spread the Fatima message.” He then handed the woman, who was a maid at the hotel, America Needs Fatima’s most popular picture. 

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