On Saturday June 14th, 2014, the day after the second apparition of June 13th at Fatima and the day before the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, several prayer warriors came out to pray in the public square in Bridgeport, CT.
Praying in the public square is an excellent way to network with other faithful Catholics in your area and create strong bonds. Activity always seems to breed fervor in Catholics and provides one with a strong sense that they are not alone in this over secularized world we live in.
There is a strong clash of the two worlds whenever we have a public Rosary Rally. There is the calm and serene atmosphere created when one prays, but the noise of cars, motorcycles and ambulances always makes it difficult to hear oneself pray and forces you to pray even harder to be heard and to keep your serenity.
Most often, we see immediate results of our prayers, in reverent gestures from passersby, or someone that stops to pray along with you. On this particular day, as we had concluded our rally and were packing up to leave, a man came over to us with a beautiful basket of flowers, which he wanted to give us for Our Lady.
He said he had just recently opened up a new business across the street from where we were holding our rally. He said that he was Catholic and that he thought what we were doing was very wonderful.
One of the rally participants had noticed him coming out of his store to read our banner and see what we were doing.
Later that afternoon, the couple who organized the rally, went to the mans store to present him with a picture or Our Lady of Fatima.
He was so happy to receive it and explained that he was a refugee from Vietnam, who came to America. He had said his family had had a great devotion to Our Lady and that they believe She was instrumental in them being able to make it to America.
He had asked to be notified of future rallies, which he will be.
Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for us!