Huge Celebration Honors Our Lady of Guadalupe
Tens of thousands of people gathered for a huge Rosary Rally in the Coliseum in Los Angeles on Aug. 5 and Father Willy Raymond, CSC, National Director of Family Theater Productions, was right there with them. He volunteered to assist the Knights of Columbus, of which he is a member, with this ambitious event, known as the Guadalupe Celebration.
Co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Knights of Columbus, the bilingual Rosary Rally featured prayer, music and dance, as well as remarks from Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles and other religious leaders. It was called as the “largest celebration of the Virgin Mary in a generation” as the faithful flocked to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe.
“Since the 2007 Rosary Bowl, people in the Los Angeles area have been excited about the possibility of another significant public Rosary Rally,” Father Willy said. “This was a beautiful way to praise God and honor Mary with beautiful music and inspiring talks.”