Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose Run to come through Cottonwood
The Knights of Columbus of Idaho will participate in a North American effort paying special tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas through the Silver Rose Program. This program involves running a Silver Rose from Ontario, Canada, through the United States to Monterrey, Mexico.
The program began in Ontario on May 20, 2009, and concludes in Mexico on Dec. 12, 2009, the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Rose will journey through Idaho between September 6th beginning in Pocatello and ending on September 27th in Idaho Falls.
The route will take the Silver Rose along Highway 95 with a scheduled overnight stop in Cottonwood. At each stop a special prayer service honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe will be celebrated. The prayer service will begin at 7PM on Wednesday September 16 at St Mary's Church.
"Through the Silver Rose Program the Knights of Idaho show our support for the Church and its bishops and priests as we pray for the continued strength to do so in these troubled times. The Silver Rose also symbolizes our commitment to restoring respect for the sanctity of human life from conception until natural death. As we think in terms of 'One Life, One Rose,' it is most appropriate that we turn to Our Lady of Guadalupe who made known her will through Juan Diego and the miracle of the roses," said Brian Simer, state deputy, chief executive of the Knights of Columbus in Idaho.