Rosaries March in Warsaw
Cloudy skies and chilly winds did not stop the faithful from participating in the Rosaries March on the 5th of October 2019 (First Saturday) in the Warsaw Old Town District in Poland. Participants of this large-scale public procession hailed from our SSPX chapel in Warsaw, and the Indult Traditionalist group as well as from some of the diocesan churches in Poland’s capital. Together, these Marian devotees formed a long processional chain that can be likened to the chain that links together the beads of the Ave Maria prayers in the Most Holy Rosary.
The purpose of this procession was to make reparation for the various forces of liberalism and demonstrations that have plagued Poland (along with other nations) as well as to reinforce the Blessed Virgin Mary’s important role as Queen of Poland. Our Society priests led the prayers of the Most Holy Rosary, together with the prayer of the Militia Immaculatæ – “O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee, and for those who do not have recourse to Thee, especially the freemasons, and all who are commended to Thee.”
With loudspeakers echoing the most beautiful words of the Ave Maria in the Polish language as well as the long line of participants whose hymns of praise and prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary rose to the heavens, it was no wonder that this Marian spectacle aroused the interest of many a passer-by. Some of our M.I. knights in Poland took this opportunity to distribute Miraculous Medals and M.I. flyers to curious bystanders. Included among those pedestrians who received Our Lady’s Miraculous Medal were first-time foreign tourists to Warsaw from countries as diverse as Japan, South Korea, Thailand and the Netherlands.
Deo Gratias et Ave Maria for the opportunity to do a public street apostolate in downtown Warsaw!
Our Lady Queen of Poland and Queen of Heaven and Earth, pray for us!
St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, pray for us!