The American Needs Fatima campaign has organized 21,570 Rosary Rallies across America on Saturday which are aimed at refocusing Americans on the urgency of the Blessed Mother's call to conversion given 100 years ago at Fatima and beg God to save America from the grave new levels of sin that are running rampant in our society today.
"As people turn away from God, we're seeing new levels of sin and chaos. Plus, it is harder to find solutions to our nation's growing moral problems," remarked Francis Slobodnik, national coordinator of the 2017 Public Square Rosary Crusade.
"World events are spiraling out of control. Society is splintering. We're suffering from the evil consequences of sexual immorality, abortion and same-sex 'marriage,'" Slobodnik said. "We must turn back to God and ask Our Lady for supernatural solutions. There is an urgent need for amendment of life and penance. If only we'd do what she requested at Fatima, people would get the courage and wisdom to turn things around in America."
Saturday’s rallies, which were planned to coincide with the closest possible Saturday to the October 13th anniversary of the Fatima miracle of the sun, will be held from 12 noon until 1:00 PM local time.
According to Slobodnik, the idea of a public Rosary Rally is spreading from American to other countries such as South Africa where 683 rallies will be held. Canadians are planning 533 rallies and hundreds of others will be taking place in nations such as Poland, Ireland, Belgium, Australia and Cuba.
“The Rosary is a powerful weapon to help us face our personal trials and tribulations as well as the ones we face corporately,” writes Johnnette Benkovic and Thomas K. Sullivan in their new book, The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare. “In the unprecedented challenges we face today, we need to pick up these holy beads with confidence and regularity.”