Running of the Rose

  • The Pilgrimage of the Silver Rose

    In a powerful expression of Marian devotion and intercontinental unity, a Knights of Columbus Silver Rose was presented to Pope Francis at the conclusion of a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica celebrated in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 12, 2014.

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  • The 2015 Silver Rose Program

    Beginning in April 2015, six Silver Roses will begin their journey across North America, from Canada to the United States to 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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