On June 21, 2020, we had gathered to pray the Holy Rosary with local friends in front of Utah’s State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City. We presented Saint Michael medals to the understandably inquisitive capitol police, who were visibly grateful that our presence was a peaceful one. Our large banner read “Praying the Rosary for America’s Return to Order” and our smaller signs, “Honk! to rebuild America.”
This was another stop on the Mother of Mercy, Restore America Campaign. Young volunteers with the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) are traveling across the United States to each state capital, praying the Rosary for the conversion of our country.
The TFP grand standard flickered like a red flame against the clear Salt Lake City sky, its golden lion gleaming brightly under the intense afternoon sun. Many locals and tourists took pictures and asked what we were doing. All were happy to see the presence of young Catholic men standing up for the faith. “It’s great to have a strong male presence,” one woman said, “especially such a young one.”
Although Catholics are a minority in the beehive state, those who attended the rally showed themselves truly militant Catholics, faithfully anti-socialist, and concerned with the current moral crisis. All were proud to have been a part of such a historical campaign.
After campaigning in Utah, we stopped at Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming. Our campsite was simple, but the mountains made for an incredible skyline. Temperatures often hovered just above freezing at night. We devoted some time to exploring, photographing and admiring the area’s lakes, vast plains and fiery sunsets.
Our land is full of magnificent panoramas that long for admiration. The Grand Teton Mountains call to mind God’s grandeur. Its the summits stand tall and solid like brave sentinels. They embody aspects of stability, strength and order that our country now needs in these times of anarchy and chaos.
May Our Lady bless this effort and shower graces of conversion over our great nation.