Our volunteers continue to make many calls enlisting Rosary Rally Captains for October 10th. We have volunteers of all ages including young adolescents as well as volunteers who are youthful in spirit in their 80's.
While speaking with a rally captain on the phone who was reenlisting for this year's public square rosary the rally captain related an interesting story about last year's rally. One of the participants who attended her rally was 89 years old. She began crying heavily during the rosary. Afterwards the rally captain asked her what was wrong. This participant who was from Europe described how her family had routinely gathered the neighbors together on her block to pray the rosary.
During World War II she was put into a concentration camp. Her task was to stack the bodies of the dead. She survived, whereas so many others did not. The 2008 Public Rosary brought back memories of those public rosaries that quite possibly were responsible for her surviving the horrors she was surrounded by.
We cannot imagine the rich blessings that Our Lady bestows on those who publicly honor Her with Her Rosary. Such blessings can gain for us graces of perseverance despite horrible trials, and even protect us amidst great evils.