On June 25, a crowd of faithful Catholics prayed the Rosary outside the capitol building in Helena, Montana. They prayed for America, so torn by divisions and attacked by anarchist groups. Organized by the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property (TFP), Montana’s rally was one among fifty to be held across the country at each state capital. These rallies are led by teams of TFP members and volunteers who are currently traveling across the United States. In this time of urgent need, they will pray to obtain from God a return to order and the virtues of calm, courage, and confidence.
Present at the rally was the International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. This miraculous statue wept in 1972 while in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has been the occasion for the conversion of many souls around the world. As the statue processed to the center of the rally, one TFP member played “Hail Holy Queen Enthroned Above” on the bagpipes.
One lady bought ten friends to the rally, even though she received an email invitation the same day.
“I found out about this rally through a Relevant Radio broadcast,” said another rally participant. “And I am glad I made it.”
Rosary Rallies for America
Several Knights of Columbus expressed their joy after the Rosary. “If I had known about this a day earlier,” said one man, “I would have gotten all the other knights out here.”
Recently, a leftist sympathizer made public statements not only attacking the depiction of Our Lord as a white man but threatening to forcefully invade churches. One rally attendee expressed concern for the safety of the nearby Cathedral of Saint Helena, which he admires for its Gothic style and stained-glass windows made in Germany. “Who knows what would happen if they got in there?” When the TFP rally leader John Ritchie, implored Our Lady for confidence and courage when announcing the Rosary intentions, many shook their heads in agreement.
When religious traditions are pushed aside and scorned, praying the Rosary in public is an act of Faith that bolsters the soul. May God hear the prayers of faithful Americans to preserve and restore this beloved nation. May the Queen of Heaven intercede for her children before the throne of God and send her Angels to cover America with special graces of repentance and conversion.