A friend in London sent this video of procession with the Rosary, Rosary Crusade of Reparation.
It’s held each year on the Saturday after the feast of the Holy Rosary, and the March starts at Westminster Cathedral and ends at the Oratory. Covid stopped it in 2020 and last year due to severe restrictions it was much smaller and entirely held outdoors. In effect this year was its comeback in its glory after a two year hiatus.
The Crusade was started in 1984 by a good Jesuit Fr. Hugh Thwaites SJ who was himself a convert from Anglicanism. HERE
This year, the guest speaker was the Provost of the London Oratory, Fr. Julian Large CO, and despite a National Rail strike, attracted a considerable number of faithful. The procession made its way through the busiest and most exclusive shopping district of Knightsbridge, passing shops that sell fashion items beyond the reach of many of the ordinary Catholics clutching their rosaries hemmed within two plastic ropes held by volunteer wardens. However, many of the visiting Arab population, who make up the majority of buyers at these shops, stopped to take photos or respectfully stood by to see what the procession go past. Some, however, impatiently revved the engines of their Bugatti Veyrons or their Ferrari Purosangues, above the endless Aves.
It’s the only day of the year that Catholics get to stop the traffic in London, and show public witness to the faith. And it certainly feels wonderful to be in their midst.
Thank you for publishing it father, for the greater edification of the faithful.