A rose for Our Lady
Silver Rose stops in
Diocese of Dodge City amid
trek from Canada to Mexico
One of three silver roses traveling through the United States en route to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City made a number of stops in the Diocese of Dodge City between Oct. 29 and Nov. 1.
The Knights of Columbus Silver Rose Program is an effort to pay tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas. The silver rose is a symbol of the Order’s commitment to the pro-life cause.
The rose traveled from St. Joseph, Oakley, in the Diocese of Salina on Oct. 29 for a prayer service at St. Mary Church in Garden City. A Spanish Mass and English Prayer service were held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Oct. 30.
The silver rose made additional stops in the Diocese of Dodge City at St. Andrew’s, Wright; St. John the Baptist, Spearville; St. Nicholas, Kinsley; Prince of Peace at St. Patrick, Great Bend; and Sacred Heart, Pratt. From Pratt, the rose left the diocese for Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Hutchinson, in the Diocese of Wichita. On Nov. 8 the rose will leave the state for Oklahoma and continue southward.
The rose will be joined in Laredo, Tex., by two other silver roses that have also been traveling through different states. The three roses will be carried across the International Bridge and delivered to the Knights from Monterey, Mexico. On Dec. 12, the roses will be carried into the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The journey of the roses began in May in Ontario, Canada. Not only is the rose a pro-life symbol, it is a symbol of unity among the peoples of the Americas.