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Candlelight Procession & Rosary Vigil in honor of
St. Michael the Archangel, the Holy Guardian Angels, and St. Theresa of the Child Jesus


On Saturday, October 1, St Michael's World Apostolate held a procession/Vigil at the sacred grounds in honor of St. Michael the Archangel and  the Holy Guardian Angels and St. Theresa of the Child Jesus. St. Michael is our glorious patron and guardian and his feast day is on September 29.


Candlelight Rosary procession


Judith Garant and her sister Christine Bibeau of
Fall River, Mass., line up for the Rosary procession


"Jesus sends His emissary down to strengthen you in the battle. Michael will stand beside all who call; for he is the leader, the warrior chosen by God for His army."  - Our Lady, Dec. 31, 1970


Monica Alvarado of Rutherford, N.J.


Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers


Angela Urquia of Kearney, N.J. leading the Spanish Rosary.


SMWA President Michael Mangan, giving a brief, stirring address on St. Michael. To hear this address; and also the Rosaries, a brief audio clip from the Oct. 2, 1979 Message and more,
click here


210 prayer warriors honoring the great archangel on this chilly evening with temp in the mid 50s.


The beautiful statue of St. Theresa


A miraculous photo with golden Rosary beads signifying the reparative prayer that rises from these holy grounds and is so pleasing to Heaven.


A special hymn to Our Lady of the Roses


Each Vigil at 9 p.m., during a solemn interval, the pilgrims kneel and raise their Rosary and other sacramentals to Heaven so that Jesus and Our Blessed Mother can bless them.


Another miraculous photo taken this evening


Regina Fox of Medford, N.J. leads a Rosary


Michael Broydrick, Boston, Mass. organizer, leads a Rosary


To conclude the St. Michael Vigil, all the pilgrims raise candles, repeating the words:

Mary, Light of the World, pray for us
Our Lady of the Roses, pray for us
Mary, Help of Mothers, pray for us


Special graces are given to the pilgrims who devotely venerate this special Rosary that adornes the statue of Our Lady during every Vigil and Holy Hour.  The Rosary was kissed by Our Blessed Mother during an October 1994 Rosary Vigil.


Dear Michael and Lay Order
of St. Michael,
      It was a well-deserved, inspiring Vigil for our glorious patron, St. Michael the Archangel, the Guardian Angels and St. Theresa, who were duly honored.
      Here's my tax-deductible gift which is truly needed to help cover the considerable expenses of this important and worthwhile event; and for upcoming Vigils, too.
      Thank you in advance.


Your comments on this report are appreciated

SMWA photos by Darryl Bolisay, LOSM


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