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Catholics Launch 2,500 Rosary Rallies and Find New Hope on 90th Anniversary of Fatima

Contact: John Horvat, Organization: The American TFP, 717-225-7147 ext. 227, 717-309-7147 cell, jh1908@aol.com


HANOVER, Penn., Oct. 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- At noon on October 13, more than 2,500 public rosary rallies will take place across America to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Marian apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima in Portugal.

The American TFP and its America Needs Fatima campaign are coordinating the event and expect it to be the largest network of public rosary rallies ever held.

"October 13 is the day the Miracle of the Sun occurred before 70,000 witnesses in Fatima in 1917," said Robert Ritchie, director of America Needs Fatima. "The date also marks the last apparition of the Blessed Mother, when she asked for conversion, penance, prayer and especially for the recitation of the rosary."

The TFP web site (www.tfp.org) offers visitors material to start a rosary rally, such as posters, banners, rosaries, and a detailed map of the nation announcing rally locations by state. Anyone interested in attending a rally can find the nearest location online.

"More and more people are turning to the rosary. And there is a compelling reason. It offers hope. It changes lives. It's a great consolation for those who suffer and seek the restoration of order and peace in this troubled world," continued Mr. Ritchie.

"There's plenty of anxiety about the future. I believe that's why 2,500 rally captains volunteered to organize rosary rallies and spread Our Lady's Fatima message," Mr. Ritchie said. "Catholics have great confidence in the Mother of God who promised at Fatima: 'Finally, My Immaculate Heart will triumph.'"

"The phones never stop. We could have possibly had 5,000 rallies if we had enough volunteers to handle all these calls. There's that much interest," Mr. Ritchie concluded.

For more information, visit: http://tfp.org/rosarycampaign/index.htm