A group of over 25 people gathered on the front lawn of the church office of Natchitoches’ Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception for a Public Square Rosary Rally Saturday, October 13th. The rally, in its third year at the church, is one of over 20,000 held across the United States. This year’s rally fell on the 101st anniversary of the miracle of the sun at Fatima.
The rallies are held every year on the Saturday nearest the anniversary of the appearance of Mary at the town of Fatima in Portugal in 1917 and are sponsored by “America Needs Fatima”. The participants at the rallies pray for their country and their church and for God’s grace and guidance to return to the correct path.