The journey started from Canada in April and has traveled from parish to parish since then. I will receive the Silver Rose at Gainesville, TX on October 17th from Oklahoma, and transfer to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Keller that night. It will be respected on Sunday October 18th at all day time Masses and mentioned during the Rosary before each Mass. There will be a special procession by the Squires of SEAS before the 1 PM Mass, approximately at 12:30. We hope the 4th Degree can be included in the procession. Then the Silver Rose will be processed out of the church after Mass by the Squires and 4th Degree Knights to the end of the side walk approximately at 2:30 pm and given to Arlington for continuation of the journey to Mexico.
The Silver Rose symbolizes our commitment to the sanctity of human life, from conception until natural death. As we think in terms of One Life, One Rose, it is appropriate that we turn to Our Lady of Guadalupe, who made known her will through Juan Diego and the miracle of the roses. The Silver Rose began its journey from Canada in April 2015 traveling through many Parishes in the United States.
The Silver Rose pays tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe as she is considered the Patroness of the Americas, and the Pro-Life Movement and supported by The Knights of Columbus Council 759, Squires Circle 2040, San Juan Diego Assembly 2857, the Respect Life Organizations, Youth Groups and Parishioners of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Keller, Texas. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is grateful to be selected as a part of the Running of the Silver Rose 2015 and its journey to the Cathedral of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in México City. The exchange with Mexico, of the Silver Rose will occur at the International Bridge on December 12, 2015.