2 Feb – Rosary To The Interior: For the Purification of the Church

I received an email about an interesting project.

On February 2, 2018, which is the day celebrating the double Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple and the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, there will occur throughout the United States the gathering of faithful in their parish churches to pray the Rosary for the intention of the Purification of the Church, and the Triumph of the Light of Christ over all sin and error.

While being inspired by the Rosary on the Borders in Poland, this Rosary event – titled Rosary To The Interior: For the Purification of the Church does indeed have a different and very specific intention. Recognizing that the Catholic Church alone in this world was blessed and commissioned with the Light of Christ necessary for triumph over the Darkness of sin and error, and that this Light has now been severely obscured by the sin and errors of its own members, this Rosary asks us to turn our eyes inward in order to effect that interior purification which alone can once again make Christ’s Light manifest in its fullness to the world.

A website has been established, which offers a more complete explanation of both the nature and structure of this event. It is found here:


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  1. Fr. Kelly says:

    These efforts to organize large numbers of us to join in praying the Rosary for our nation as inspired by Our Lady of Fatima are really encouraging.
    First Poland, then Italy, then Ireland, then California, and we had a Rosary On the Coasts and Borders across the United States on December 12.
    Each of these efforts featured a consecration to the Immaculate Hear of Mary and entrusting of our nation/State to Mary’s protection.

    This one looks a little different, since it focuses on our internal purification.
    Do we know who is organizing this effort?
    I went to the website and found no indication of who is behind it. It was particularly curious, since the contact page requires the questioner to give his own name and personal information before knowing who he is asking. hmmm ….
    If we are being asked to stand up and be counted, the request ought not to be made anonymously.

  2. Sword40 says:

    I’ve heard a lot of people ask “who is the coordinator?”. I have not found the answer SO a small group of us are going to offer the Rosary for the Purification of the Church and our own lives this Friday at 1:00pm at St Francis Xavier Catholic church near Toledo, WA. I have asked permission from the pastor but have never received a response. SO we are just going to do it, as the church is always open during the day. Pray for us.

  3. majuscule says:

    Fr. Kelly–

    Their “about” page says they are laypersons. We also agreed that in order for this effort to come to fruition, it was necessary for each one of us to “decrease”, and seek no personal recognition. We assure all those involved, and especially pastors who consider implementing this effort in their parishes, that we represent no underlying agenda other than the very specific intention…etc. etc. http://rosarytotheinterior.com/about/

    As far as giving your name and email in either the comments section or the contact section, that’s pretty routine. Especially for the contact section of you want them to contact you. :)

    You could be like me–I have an email address I use that doesn’t give my real name away and I just use my first name in the “name” field. I don’t see them asking everyone to sign up so they have a list of names to hand over to the Dark Side™. :)

    It’s fine to be suspicious these days. But they aren’t asking for money and it won’t hurt us to pray!

  4. Mary Fran says:

    This is happening in our parish, preceded by a TLM. Some of the parishioners asked for it and our pastor gave permission. He announced it at the Masses this past Sunday.

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