The Run of the Silver Rose

Sir Knights from our Assembly have been part of the handover of the Silver Rose of Guadalupe. Appended below is an excerpt from the the official website of the Running of the Rose

One Life, One Rose

2012 – Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose Run – One Life, One RoseSince April 29, 2012, four Silver Roses have been making their way across North America, from Canada to the United States to Mexico. The Roses began their will conclude their journey on Dec. 12, 2012, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Monterrey, Mexico.It is the 52nd year of the program which began in 1960 as a project of the Columbian Squires of North America to honor the Blessed Virgin under her title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. The program has continued since then as a project of Squires Circles, councils and Fourth Degree assemblies in several jurisdictions.In 2001 Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson expanded the program by beginning the “Running of the Rose” from the 119th Annual Meeting of the Supreme Council in Toronto. “The ‘Running of the Rose’ is a perfect program for the Knights of Columbus,” said Supreme Knight Anderson. “Through it we honor not only Our Lady of Guadalupe and express the unity of the Order, but we also reaffirm the Order’s dedication to the sanctity of human life. It is to the Blessed Mother that we turn in prayer as we work to end the Culture of Death that grips our society. 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.”Today four Silver Roses travel through North America exemplifying Knights of Columbus devotion to Our Lady and commitment to the Culture of Life.One Rose begins its journey in Ontario moving through the central United States. A second Rose starts its route in Manitoba, moving westward to British Columbia and then down the Pacific coast through California before turning eastward to Arizona and New Mexico. The third Rose moves from New York, moving through the eastern United States and the fourth Rose begins in Virginia moving south through Florida and then turning westward along the Gulf Coast.The four Roses meet in Texas and are then taken to Laredo where they are transferred to Mexico on the International Bridge. From there Knights carry them to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Monterrey, Mexico, for the final Silver Rose Prayer Service of the Year on Dec. 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To see an interactive map of the Rose, click here: