The 46th Anniversary
honoring Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers on
Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19, was a resounding success. About 400
pilgrims, many first-timers, attended the Vigil and 150 attended the
Anniversary Banquet at the LaGuardia
Devotees from the
four corners of the world assembled, including from Africa, Asia, Europe, Central and South America, Canada
and, of course, the United States
It was impressive
and uplifting to see so many praying the Holy Rosary for world peace and
cleansing themselves in the Sacrament of Penance.
We were honored
to host Bishop Matthew of Africa, who attended all of the events of the 46th
Anniversary weekend. The good bishop left very much impressed and loaded with
graces to share with the thousands of Catholic sons and daughters in his charge.
What a joy and
tremendous consolation it must have been for Our Blessed Mother to be among
Her own who made such great sacrifices to come in pilgrimage to honor Her under the
of Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers.