July 1, 2017
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         The 47th Anniversary honoring Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers on Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25, was a resounding success. About 300 pilgrims, many first-timers, attended the Vigil and over 150 attended the Anniversary Banquet at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel.  
         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 of America.
It was impressive and uplifting to see so many praying the Holy Rosary for world peace and cleansing themselves in the Sacrament of Penance.
         The theme for this year’s Anniversary is “Graces Matter.” Recently we all have heard about Black Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, Your Choices Matter and other important matters as well.
       But at the end of the day, the only thing that really, really matters is: Graces Matter.
       Because if you don’t have grace, you’re dead man walking. And there is no better place for an outpouring of grace than here at Our Lady of the Roses Shrine. This is the right place to load up or recharge, not only for yourself, but to bring home and share with your family or loved ones, especially those walking in darkness. 
         I would like to take the time to thank all of you in giving my son, Jacob, and I the privilege of escorting Our Lady of the Roses around the Shrine (above, left).
       For my sins, I felt I did not deserve this. It is difficult for me to describe the feeling of obtaining such an honor of doing this.
       Despite the loss of my grandmother, this experience put significant joy into my heart that day. My son and I would love to do this again.
Sherwin Cuison, Edison, N.J.
         We were honored to have as our guest, LifeSiteNews co-founder and editor-in-chief, John-Henry Westen (below, venerating crucifix kissed by the Blessed Mother) and his wife, Dianne. Mr. Westen delivered a riveting keynote address at the Banquet centered on the final battle between Jesus, Mary and St. Michael against 666.  
         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 glorious title of Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers.  
         Thank you so much for all your help in making the 47th Anniversary an unforgettable one. We couldn't have done it without you.  
  The Lay Order of St. Michael  
Your urgent gift
As fantastic as the 47th Anniversary
weekend was, it was very costly and
we are still digging out. Here’s my
kind and thoughtful gift (tax-deductible)
to help defray the heavy costs of this
grand celebration-weekend.
Thank you in advance!
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Get your graces reminder!   Mon. July 3 Rosary Vigil
The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and in honor of the Most Precious Blood