Paul Isherwood, FVSM - Silver Rose Coordinator for Illinois
Share the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe and promote respect for life by participating in this meaningful pilgrimage. The Silver Rose program demonstrates the unity between Knights of Columbus in Canada, the United States and Mexico, through a series of prayer services promoting the dignity of all human life and honoring Our Lady.
Each year, from early March through mid-December, Silver Roses are stewarded by Knights of Columbus councils along routes from Canada to Mexico. Every stop the Silver Rose makes throughout the pilgrimage is a rosary-centered occasion for Knights, parishioners and community members to pray for respect for life, for the spiritual renewal of each nation, and for the advancement of the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
“Through [the Silver Rose Program] we honor not only Our Lady of Guadalupe and express the unity of the [the Knights of Columbus], but we also reaffirm [our] 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.”
– Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson
Silver Rose Prayer Services
If you missed have the Silver Rose stop at your council, you can still conduct a Silver Rose Service for Life. Gather your community and watch one of these recorded services.
This was recorded Aug. 16 at St. Rita Church in Rockford, IL
This was recorded Aug 23 at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica National Shrine, Chicago, IL
This was recorded Sep. 6 at St. Pius X, Rock Island, IL
This was recorded Sep. 14 at Our Lady Queen of Peace, Bethalto, IL
Belleville Diocese Silver Rose Service - multi-language
This was recorded Sep. 18at Mater Dei High School Chapel, Breese, IL