Catholics mark Our Lady of Fatima anniversary by praying the Rosary together in public
A crisp, sunny Saturday afternoon, two blue baskets, a banner and an antiphonal litany of intercession.-Catholic Missourian
These are what people passing one of Gasconade County’s busiest intersections saw the afternoon of Oct. 12, as Immaculate Conception parish in Owensville held its second annual Public Square Rosary Rally.
“Lots of prayer,” said Jeanne Dorner, a member of the Owensville parish. “Prayer is our only answer today.”
About 30 people were praying the Rosary together, out loud, at the corner of Highway 28 and Cuba Street.
It was one of about 25,000 Public Square Rosary Rallies that took place throughout the United States to mark the 102nd anniversary one of the Blessed Mother’s apparitions to three children in Fatima, Portugal. On that day in 1917, thousands of people, including many skeptics, witnessed the Miracle of the Sun.