taken at the Vigil of March 26, 1983. Two Our Lady of the Roses
Shrine pilgrims (Anne Whalen and Christine Kelly) hold aloft
candles at the end of the three hour Rosary. Our Lady has asked
that the vigils of prayer end by the recitation of the prayer:
“Mary, Light of
the world, pray for us!
Our Lady of the
Roses, pray for us!
Mary, Help of
Mothers, pray for us!"
Notice the miraculous Rosary bead
pattern that is frequently in the miraculous photos. Our Lady
has told us that the Rosary will be a major source of protection
for the United States, and will lessen the punishment upon our
country: “The beads of prayer will be the major instrument for
the lessening of the Chastisement upon your country. The plan of
the Father is for the cleansing. All must go through this
crucible of suffering. However, those of well spirit shall have
no fear, knowing they are under the protection of My mantle."
(Our Lady, April 14, 1973)