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A Word from Father John Phalen, CSC


The President of Holy Cross Family Ministries is in the Philippines celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Father Peyton’s First Rosary Rally there. The following is his latest blog entry: frjohn

Marinduque is a beautiful tropical island south of Luzon in the Philippines. There are 12 Family Rosary Crusade groups here; each one composed of about 20 members dedicated to promoting the Family Rosary. Bishop Rey Evangelista accompanied a gathering of about 1,000 people for an afternoon Rosary and Mass. George Olympia, a lay leader in the Church here, guided the planning of this lively event, with song, dance and testimonies. Welcomed by a band and folks dressed as Roman soldiers from the annual Passion Play that makes the island famous, our Family Rosary team brought cameras which covered the event for TV. How the Philippines loves "Mama Mary"! For more thoughts and reflections from Father John, go to: Father John's Blog