This post is about my experience of the Holy Rosary celebrating the 100th Anniversary of ‘Our Lady of Fatima.’ I am sure after posting these pictures to my blog, a lot of radical Muslims will label me with a Kufr fatwa (which means an agent of the west). However, I don’t care because my vision is just to showcase the different image of the United States to my people through my blog.
What is the Holy Rosary? 100th Anniversary 2017 Public Square Rosary Crusade?
The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer used especially in the Catholic Church. It is a contemplative and Christocentric prayer. They believe that the public prayer is more powerful than private prayers to appease the anger of God and call down His mercy. They also believe that God will hear them if they pray through the intercession of His Blessed Mother. They always advocate public prayer in times of public tragedy and suffering. “Our Lady of Fátima, is a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary based on the famed Marian apparitions reported in 1917 by three shepherd children at the Cova da Iria, in Fátima, Portugal.” Wikipedia So, this year marks 100 years since the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. The Holy Rosary was in the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima.
Where was the Holy Rosary?
The Holy Rosary was organized by a Mexican-American lady Chella Lopez. It was in the Svob Park in Tempe, Arizona. She invited a bunch of the families to the event. The participants gathered at the park before 06:00 pm. Chella Lopez greeted each participant for the coming to the Holy Rosary. Then, they all gather as a group to pray the rosary. Chella Lopez was showing the children how to pray the rosary or how to say the rosary? The children recited the rosary prayers on the rosary beads.
The Following are few pictures taken during the Rosary: