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Rosary Crusade - Our Lady of Fatima

10/11/2008 - 8:07 PM PST

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CHICAGO, IL (OCTOBER 11, 2008) - St. John Cantius Catholic Church of Chicago will offer a Tridentine Latin Mass and a Rosary Crusade Procession on Monday,Oct. 13, 7:30 pm - Feast of St. Edward, King and Confessor.

From May to October each year the parishioners and friends of St. John Cantius Church gather on the 13th of the month to honor Our Lady of Fatima with a Rosary Procession. The processions are conducted outside when weather permits.

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Rosary Crusade at St. John Cantius


The purpose of the Rosary Crusade is to unite the members in prayer for a common intention. Our Lord assures his disciples: if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it shall be done for them by my Father in heaven (Matthew 19:19).


The general intention of the Rosary Crusade is the Restoration of the Sacred, the motto for the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius. The impetus for the Crusade is the desire for a spiritual remedy for the scandals that have plagued the Church in recent times.

Why the Rosary?

Historically, the Rosary has been an effective weapon in defense of the truth. Almost every Pope in the last 150 years has urged its recitation. In the midst of a world at war, Pope Benedict XV requested everyone to beg Mary's intercession through the Rosary. A week later, Mary appeared to the children at Fatima, where she identified herself as the Lady of the Rosary, and asked for recitation of the Rosary and conversion of hearts. Now, as then, this prayer is perfect because of the praise it offers, the lessons it imparts, the graces it obtains, and the victories it achieves. (Benedict XV)

How Can I Participate?

Each participant of the Rosary Crusade pledges to say one Rosary (5 decades) each week for the Crusade intentions. Currently, a core group of over 400 individuals and families have pledged to say the Rosary at various times during the week, so that it is being prayed during most of the 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week.

In addition to praying at their designated time, members come together to join in Rosary processions held at the parish throughout the year. Processions are outdoors, if weather permits. Even processions are candlelit. All are welcome to participate in honoring Our Lady in this public way.

Prayers Groups

Groups that are currently praying the Rosary or new Rosary groups may also become affiliate with the St. John Cantius Rosary Crusade as link groups. Link groups will decide on their own prayer times, but the commitment of each member should be to pray one Rosary each week for the Crusade intention.


The Rosary Crusade was organized at the request of the Pastor of St. John Cantius, Fr. C. Frank Phillips, C.R. He received an enthusiastic response from parishioners and others who also felt the urgent need for this kind of prayer. The Crusade began on the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, July 16, 2006.

Through the Holy Rosary we can perform all of the Spiritual Works of Mercy:

Convert the sinner
Instruct the ignorant
Counsel the doubtful
Comfort the sorrowful
Bear wrongs patiently
Forgive injuries
Pray for the living and the dead


Canons Regular of St John Cantius  IL, 60642 US
Fr Scott Haynes - webmaster, 312 243 7373


Holy Rosary, Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Fatima



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