Over 4,300 red roses honoring rally captains, and over 1,500 white roses honoring rally sponsors were delivered to Fatima on October 13th. Those who delivered the roses prayed for the intentions of each person who made the rallies possible.
All those who participated in the Public Rosary Rallies were remembered in a special way at Fatima.
On October 13, just two days after Our Lady received 4,337 spiritual roses in the form of Public Square Rosary Rallies across the country, the same number of red roses we represented at her shrine in Fatima.
The rallies were a special project of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property and its America Needs Fatima campaign.
A special delegation of campaign members went to Fatima on October 13, the 92nd anniversary of the miracle of the sun to deliver the roses.
The shrine was filled with pilgrims on this special day and several of these pilgrims helped the five-member delegation deliver the roses.
Felipe Barandiaran, the Spanish correspondent for Crusade Magazine prepared the roses the day before and arranged the logistics to deliver so many fresh roses on at one time.
Together with the red roses, the delegation unfurled a large banner with the names of the 4,337 Rosary Rally Captains. In additions, they delivered some 1,500 white roses to Our Lady of Fatima on behalf of those whose helped support financially to this year's Public Square Rosary Rallies.
This offering closed with prayers for each of the Rosary Captains and all those who help in the preparations for the 2010 Public Square Rosary Rallies.