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Public Rosary in San Francisco to draw thousands [Catholic Caucus]
CatholicNewsAgency.com ^ | June 2, 2011 | Marianne Medlin

Posted on 06/02/2011 6:10:54 PM PDT by Salvation

Public Rosary in San Francisco to draw thousands
By Marianne Medlin
   

Father Patrick Peyton addresses the San Francisco Family Rosary Rally, October 7, 1961

.- Fifty years after a 1961 public Rosary gathered over half a million people in San Francisco, a Catholic lay group is organizing the same event for October of 2011.

Rally organizers told CNA on June 1 that "thousands" of Catholic faithful are expected.

On October 15, the Bay Area chapter of the Legion of Mary – an international community of lay Catholics – will host their Family Rosary Crusade. The event will be held in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, starting at noon.

The keynote address will be delivered by Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R., a co-founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, and a well-known television presenter and author.

David Marten, head of the Legion’s board for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, said that every year “the Legion of Mary tries to contribute one significant event to the archdiocese.”

“This year, our object is to foster devotion to the Blessed Mother and to Jesus Christ,” Marten said. “We hope we can accomplish this by witnessing in a very public place.”

In the 1950s and 60s, Holy Cross priest Father Patrick Peyton led Rosary events in countries across the globe. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the record-breaking 1961 Rosary Rally at the Polo Fields in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

That event drew 550,000 people, making it one of the largest gatherings in the history of San Francisco.

Fr. Lawrence Goode, the Legion of Mary’s spiritual director, recalled Fr. Peyton's charisma and personal character when he participated in the 1961 event.

“In those days, we went door-to-door inviting people to attend the rally,” Fr. Goode remembered. “Fr. Peyton was an amazing priest, a friend of movie stars and celebrities, yet he always remained very simple.”

Fr. Goode said that although the 2011 Rosary Crusade honors the work of Fr. Peyton several decades ago, this year's event seeks to emphasize the importance of prayer in today's world.

“You know, it was Fr. Peyton who popularized the phrase ‘the family that prays together stays together.’  His idea is even more relevant today than it was then.”



TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Prayer
KEYWORDS: blessedvirginmary; catholic; rosary; sanfrancisco
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Similar to the Rosary Bowl that have sponsored in several cities.
1 posted on 06/02/2011 6:10:57 PM PDT by Salvation
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To: nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; marshmallow; ...

Pray the Rosary Ping!


2 posted on 06/02/2011 6:12:04 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Pray the Rosary. 
Pray without ceasing.

3 posted on 06/02/2011 6:15:42 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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The Joyful Mysteries
(Mondays and Saturdays)
1. The Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38) [Spiritual fruit - Humility]
2. The Visitation (Luke 1: 39-56) [Spiritual fruit - Love of Neighbor]
3. The Nativity (Luke 2:1-20) [Spiritual fruit - Poverty of Spirit]
4. The Presentation (Luke 2:21-38) [Spiritual fruit - Purity of mind & body]
5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52) [Spiritual fruit - Obedience ]

The Luminous Mysteries or Mysteries of Light
(Thursdays) see Rosarium Virginis Mariae
1. Jesus' Baptism in the Jordan (II Corinthians 5:21, Matthew 3:17 and parallels) [Spiritual fruit - Gratitude for the gift of Faith]
2. Jesus' self-manifestation at the wedding of Cana (John 2:1- 12) [Spiritual fruit - Fidelity]
3. Jesus' proclamation of the Kingdom of God, with His call to conversion (Mark 1:15, Mark 2:3-13; Luke 7:47- 48, John 20:22-23) [Spiritual fruit - Desire for Holiness]
4. Jesus' Transfiguration (Luke 9:35 and parallels) [Spiritual fruit - Spiritual Courage]
5. Jesus' institution of the Eucharist, as the sacramental expression of the Paschal Mystery. (Luke 24:13-35 and parallels, 1 Corinthians 11:24-25) [Spiritual fruit - Love of our Eucharistic Lord]

The Sorrowful Mysteries
(Tuesdays and Fridays)
1. The Agony in the Garden (Matthew 26:36-46, Luke 22:39-46) [Spiritual fruit - God's will be done]
2. The Scourging at the Pillar (Matthew 27:26, Mark 15:15, John 19:1) [Spiritual fruit - Mortification of the senses]
3. The Crowning with Thorns (Matthew 27:27-30, Mark 15:16-20, John 19:2) [Spiritual fruit - Reign of Christ in our heart]
4. The Carrying of the Cross (Matthew 27:31-32, Mark 15:21, Luke 23:26-32, John 19:17) [Spiritual fruit - Patient bearing of trials]
5. The Crucifixion (Matthew 27:33-56, Mark 15:22-39, Luke 23:33-49, John 19:17-37) [Spiritual fruit - Pardoning of Injuries]

The Glorious Mysteries
(Wednesdays and Sundays)
1.The Resurrection (Matthew 28:1-8, Mark 16:1-18, Luke 24:1-12, John 20:1-29) [Spiritual fruit - Faith]
2. The Ascension (Mark 16:19-20, Luke 24:50-53, Acts 1:6-11) [Spiritual fruit - Christian Hope]
3. The Descent of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:1-13) [Spiritual fruit - Gifts of the Holy Spirit]
4. The Assumption [Spiritual fruit - To Jesus through Mary]
5. The Coronation [Spiritual fruit - Grace of Final Perseverance]


4 posted on 06/02/2011 6:16:49 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Given the way Evil openly walks the streets in San Francisco I wouldn't be surprised to be some sort of rabid incident when this takes place. Along with praying the Rosary, I'll be praying for Michael to protect those who show up for this
5 posted on 06/02/2011 6:40:05 PM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is insane but kept medicated and on golf courses to hide it)
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Talk about being in the belly of the beast!


6 posted on 06/02/2011 6:41:28 PM PDT by Melian (“I can’t spare this [wo]man; [s]he fights!” (Apologies to Abe Lincoln) Go, Sarah!)
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Only the Blessed Mother could help such a sinful city!


7 posted on 06/02/2011 6:43:18 PM PDT by Melian ("I can’t spare this [wo]man; [s]he fights!" (Apologies to Abe Lincoln) Go, Sarah!)
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God bless the faithful remnant in San Francisco!


8 posted on 06/02/2011 6:46:10 PM PDT by Melian ("I can't spare this [wo]man; [s]he fights!" (Apologies to Abe Lincoln) Go, Sarah!)
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**Only the Blessed Mother could help such a sinful city!**

Through her intercession with her Son and the Father and the Holy Spirit — you betcha!


9 posted on 06/02/2011 6:46:34 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Sorry guys. San Francisco is not like Sodom and Gomorrah. It's far, far worse.

Even for half a million people it's not likely it will be spared.

You can hear that San Andreas Fault moving from the Beltway!

10 posted on 06/02/2011 6:47:32 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Salvation

Still, good luck in your quest.


11 posted on 06/02/2011 6:48:06 PM PDT by muawiyah
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Thanks so much for posting this news! How I wish I could be there...


12 posted on 06/02/2011 7:23:52 PM PDT by Judith Anne ( Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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great news, they need all the help they can get in san fran-FREAK-o... St. Francis pray for them.


13 posted on 06/02/2011 7:44:56 PM PDT by Coleus (Adult Stem Cells Work, there is NO Need to Harvest Babies for Their Body Parts!)
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Good Idea!


14 posted on 06/02/2011 8:15:41 PM PDT by johngrace (God so loved the world so he gave his only son! Praise Jesus and Hail Mary!)
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I would go to Rosary Rallys in the sixties and early seventies. I was a kid but never forgot how many went. Thousands. I believe these prays and others held back a nuclear war. Rosary for peace was one rally if I remember right.

Amen

15 posted on 06/02/2011 8:20:52 PM PDT by johngrace (God so loved the world so he gave his only son! Praise Jesus and Hail Mary!)
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Along with praying the Rosary, I'll be praying for Michael to protect those who show up for this

Good idea. I'll join ya.

16 posted on 06/02/2011 8:26:46 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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I won’t be able to get there from here, with The Horde™, but I’ll be happy to get them all praying the Rosary for them, from here. The more prayer, the better, and SanFran needs it.


17 posted on 06/03/2011 3:36:41 AM PDT by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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Woooo Hoooooo. I love it.

Rosary ping!!


18 posted on 06/03/2011 2:59:54 PM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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Wonderful idea! God bless them.


19 posted on 06/03/2011 4:25:44 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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Awesome. This will make Mary so happy.


20 posted on 06/03/2011 5:14:25 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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