Monday, October 15, 2007

Rosary Crusade of Reparation, London

took place last Saturday, without the controversial Bishop Longley.

From CFNews: More than 1600 people marched through London yesterday, praying the Rosary, singing Ave's and praying in reparation for sin in England. Starting at Westminster Cathedral they walked through Belgravia, past Harrods, finishing with Benediction at the Brompton Oratory. In the sermon we were reminded that the Rosary was the weapon that won, against all the odds, the battle of Lepanto, saving Europe from Islam. We too are in a real battle, to defend families, the unborn and the whole of our society from the attacks of secularism and atheism.

London march

Many NACF members and friends were there. One of the 'bobbies' marshalling the march, surprised by the size and 'good atmosphere' of the march asked, 'is this the first year' and then commented that he had never seen such a big religious demonstration. The crusade has grown in recent years. Its greatest advocate, Fr Hugh Thwaites, a long time friend of the NACF was not there this year (he is now over 90) but was, we were told, fervently praying for the success of the crusade.

See Fr Finigan's post here.

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen