Silver Rose on display tomorrow
The Silver Rose will be on display at the Tuesday 5:30pm Mass. Craig Smentek will be leading a short liturgy following Mass.
Brief History of the Silver Rose
Our Lady of Guadalupe did so much for her people in Mexico that, in 1960, the Columbian Squires, a youth organization of the Knights of Columbus wanted to give something back to her.
The group of young men in Knights of Columbus Council 2312 in Monterrey, Mexico came up with the idea of running a rose to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The rose was chosen to commemorate Juan Diego and the miracle of roses.
At first it was a real rose that was blessed by Bishop John C. Cody of London. In 1961 they decided to make a silver rose, as silver is a precious metal of Mexico. The first Silver Rose was blessed by Bishop Alfonso Espino Silva and sent to the Supreme Council headquarters of the Knights of Columbus in New Haven, CT.
Today, eight roses run along different North American routes that include Canada, every U.S. state, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, and Mexico. This tradition spreads devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe and embodies international brotherhood as jointly nutured across the continent.
on Monday, April 26 at 11:42AM