Celebrating 75 years, the Family Rosary Movement is flourishing in Snohomish County
- Published in NW Stories
This Oct. 13 marks the 100th anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady of Fátima. At Fátima, Portugal, Our Lady urged the shepherd children to pray the rosary daily to obtain peace for the world. In this time of crisis in marriage and family life, a daily family rosary — a daily rosary from all Catholics — for the strengthening of marriage and family is a powerful means of building peace in the world.
Octubre es el mes del rosario, la cadena de cuentas y oraciones que los papas han llamado “la síntesis completa del Evangelio”. Por siglos, el rosario ha sido una de las formas más predominantes de piedad popular en la Iglesia Católica. Al meditar en sus misterios y recitar los padrenuestros, avemarías y glorias, innumerables católicos han empleado el Rosario para acercarse más a Jesucristo y María, su madre. Conozcamos cuatro personas locales cuyas vidas han sido tocadas por el rosario.
VATICAN CITY - Hearing the mayor of Amatrice in central Italy say his town no longer exists and knowing there were children who died Aug. 24 in the earthquakes that struck the region, Pope Francis turned his weekly general audience into a prayer service.
LA CONNER – Peter Andriesen and fellow members of Sacred Heart Parish were mucking out rubbish and brush on the parish grounds in 2012 when they discovered a forgotten figurine of Mary, lying on the ground.
DES MOINES – Every week, Delores Rybacki cuts 300 to 400 lengths of nylon string, dipping their ends in glue.
ABERDEEN – Josephine Moore honored Mary well beyond the traditional month of May — she prayed the rosary many times each day and searched out garage sales for statues of the mother of Jesus.
RENTON – Marching single-file into St. Anthony Church after school, a small group of students from St. Anthony School stop in the vestibule to collect plastic rosaries in little baggies marked with their names.