2018 Public Square Rosary Rally Held at Immaculate Conception

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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.

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  1. Since 2007, America Needs Fatima has organized an annual “Public Square Rosary Crusade ”
    The first campaign was held on October 13, 2007, the 90th anniversary of the “Miracle of the Sun.”

    Throughout the Diocese of Alexandria as well as within the Natchitoches Deanery , the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Holy Cross, St Anthony, St John the Baptist and St Augustine have all participated each year in the Public Square Rosary.

    According to its website, approximately 2,000 rallies were held in 2007, 3,500 in 2008, 4,337 in 2009, 5,963 in 2010, and 7,515 in 2011. In 2012, 9,077 were held across the United States and in 36 countries. Each year the program of a noon rosary has increased in numbers.

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