Running of the Rose

  • A New Record

    The 2012 Silver Rose program, covering four North American routes set new records in terms of prayer services and the number of people attending them.

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  • Welcome New England

    The Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose - One Life One Rose Program has grown for 2013 with the addition of a new Silver Rose Route in New England.

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  • The 2013 Silver Rose Program

    Since March 1, 2013, five Silver Roses have been making their way across North America, from Canada to the United States to Mexico. The 2013 Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose - One Life, One Rose Program concludes on Dec. 12, 2013, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Monterrey, Mexico.

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  • The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    The Events of Guadalupe and the Miracle of the Roses

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  • The History of the Silver Rose

    Our Lady of Guadalupe had done so much for her people in Mexico that, in 1960, the Columbian Squires, the official youth organization of the Knights of Columbus, wanted to give something back to her.

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  • Father Ted is still blessing the Roses

    After the first running of the Rose in 1960, the Squires in Canada, the United States and Mexico were so enthused they wanted to repeat the program in 1961. But the original rose could not be used. It was a real rose and had decomposed by then. To resolve the problem Bishop John Cody of London, Ontario, working with Father Edward (Ted) Gatfield decided to have a bronze rose made.

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