Saipan Celebrates Month of the Holy Rosary with Centennial Rosary Crusade

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Every parish, every October, (the month dedicated to the Holy Rosary) in the past few years, the faithful of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa led by the Nanan Kilisyano would observe the Public Square Rosary Rally which is a nationwide effort of Our Lady of Fatima devotees who are dedicated in praying the Holy Rosary in public to pray for America.

On Saturday, the Public Square Rosary Rally takes on a special significance as it will coincides with the 100th Year Anniversary of the famous Miracle of the Sun of Our Lady of Fatima. Instead of having the Prayer Rally in the respective parishes, the diocese will hold one event at Mt. Carmel Cathedral from 12 noon until 3:00 PM.

The island-wide Board of Nanan Kilisyano led by their Spiritual Director, Fr. Jesse Reyes are coordinating this diocesan event and inviting everyone to join in praying the Rosary in honor of Our Lady for the intention of the United States of America and the intentions of our island community.

“This is the 100th year of the Fatima miracle” 

The Fatima Miracle, also called the Miracle of the Sun, occurred Oct. 13, 1917 in front of a large crowd near Fatima, Portugal in response to a prophecy made by three shepherd children that the Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Fatima) would appear and perform miracles.

The sun reportedly came down upon the crowd and terrified the people, but it returned to the sky and left the people, who were ankle deep in mud from rain and then saw the earth had dried.

For more information please contact Fr. Jesse Reyes at 483-7254.


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