The Knights of Columbus will bring the "Silver Rose" to St. John's today. This is part of the International "Running of the Rose" program to bring awareness to the issue of life. The event will conclude with the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
It will be on display at the church and welcomed during the 12:10 Mass. It will then go on to another parish and eventually end up in Monterrey Mexico for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
“The ‘Running of the Rose’ is a perfect program for the Knights of Columbus,” said Supreme Knight Anderson. “Through it we honor not only Our Lady of Guadalupe and express the unity of the Order, but we also reaffirm the Order’s dedication to the sanctity of human life. It is to the Blessed Mother that we turn in prayer as we work to end the Culture of Death that grips our society. As we think in terms of ‘One Life, One Rose,’ it is most appropriate that we turn to Our Lady of Guadalupe who made known her will through Juan Diego and the miracle of the roses.