Skip to comments.Enourmous Rosary floats over Chicago
Posted on 08/15/2011 1:08:21 PM PDT by LuxetSacra
CHICAGO (August 15, 2011) - Just in time for the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, a 75-foot rosary floats skyward from Chicago's Michigan Avenue Bridge claiming the Magnificent Mile for Mary.
A giant rosary floated gracefully over Chicago's busy tourism district on Friday as thousands looked on. The six-foot gold cross hanging from the rosary sparkled in the sunlight as it very slowly ascended between the Tribune tower and the Wrigley building. The rosary of helium-filled yellow balloons bearing the word LIFE then floated down Michigan Avenue over the Hancock Tower and past North Ave Beach.
Cameras and cellphones flew into action as people responded to the unexpected sight.
A passerby tweeted, "A balloon rosary in the air. My faith confirmed :)", while another surprised Chicagoan wrote, "what the... giant balloon rosary, with cross, just floated heavenward from the michigan avenue bridge."
The rosary was the craft of 20 imaginative elementary-school-aged girls and their counselors participating in a summer camp at a Chicago Catholic Parish.
One of the girls said, "It was the prettiest rosary I have ever seen. I liked how it would float up and sit and then float up and sit. It looked really pretty against the buildings and the sky." Another camper said, "The best way to describe it was 'beautiful'. I didn't see one frowning face. It evangelized everyone who saw it."
This is the latest of a series of spontaneous acts of joy across the United States involving the yellow LIFE balloons. Sightings of LIFE balloons at prayer vigils, county fairs and flash mobs leave many wondering if the trend will impact this year's March for Life in Washington DC.
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Story by Nathan Joel, Photos by Rebekah Smith.
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I wonder how many Chicagoans recognize that as a Rosary.
“A six-foot-gold cross hanging from the Rosary sparkled in the sunlight as it ascended between the Tribune tower and the Wrigley building.”
I like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At least 1 million of them of Polish descent.
That is pretty cool!
That is amazing!
:: It evangelized everyone who saw it ::
That’s just poor catechesis. This young lady should speak to her padre.
A man-made object or any “real” object cannot “evangelize” anyone...only the pure Gospel can evangelize.
The “liberal” benchmark!
They believe it, so everyone else must.
A six-foot cross blessed by a priest floated slowly above the streets of Chicago today.
Just thought you could use reminding of that fact.