We all looked outside anxiously, the heavy rain beat against the windows of the van like waves crashing on the coast. We were parked across the street from the Cheyenne State Capitol Building, praying for the clouds to cease their weeping.
Such was the beginning of our June 19 rally in Cheyenne, Wyoming. This was one of many stops of the Mother of Mercy, Restore America Caravan. Young volunteers of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, Property (TFP) are traveling the United States to each state capital, praying the Rosary for the conversion of our country. Through these peaceful and legal prayer rallies, we intend to storm heaven with our prayers, beseeching God to intervene in this crisis.
We only had ten minutes until our Rosary rally was supposed to start, and the fury of the heavens seemed determined to stop us. We had invited many local friends to come and be a part of the prayerful rally. It would have been a shame to disappoint them and send them home without fulfilling our mission.
At exactly 2:45 p.m., the appointed time of the rally, the clouds parted, and the heavy rain suddenly ceased. It was as if Our Lady had ordered it so her rally could go ahead on schedule.
As we set up, a capitol police officer approached us and politely requested that we move off the capitol steps, since we didn’t have a permit. We readily complied and gave him a Saint Michael medal. He glanced at it passively and led us to our spot at the capitol sidewalk.
The rally began in our usual fashion. The TFP grand standard shone like a fiery red torch in the bright sun. We unfurled our “Pray for America’s return to order” banner and placed a statue of Our Lady of Fatima in the center of everything. A few local women joined us, as well as one who came from Denver. All were eager to be part of this historical and peaceful appeal to God.
Before the Rosary, our badged friend returned with his medal. “I just took a look at this,” he said. “This is amazing! I have a few fellow officers inside, could you come in and give them medals too?”
As we recited the Rosary, we displayed our “honk” signs. They read “Honk to rebuild America” and “Honk against Communist China.” Most passing cars responded enthusiastically. Others were curious as to what we were doing. One lady parked her car, got out and started taking pictures. She thanked us for what we were doing. When she heard about the caravan’s mission, she was so impressed that she gave a donation to help keep the caravan on the road.
We finished the Rosary rally with the TFP battle cry, “Tradition, Family, Property, America, America, America!”