Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pictures of the March

We awoke on the morning of the March to pouring rain. A steady downpour. Hourly weather predictions showed rain all day long, possibly changing to freezing rain or snow. chance of precipitation? 90%. We were prepared. We had hand and foot warmers, umbrellas, and our warmest coats, scarves, and gloves.

As we left my friend Nan's home to drive to the metro the rain was changing to sleet and ice.

When we emerged from the Metro there was nothing coming down. It had stopped completely. AND it did not start again for the entire March. In fact, it felt rather warm, I thought. I never used the hand and foot warmers. I didn't even wear my mittens at all for the first few hours.

I felt very strongly that God was blessing the March. It almost seemed miraculous.

Below is pictured a group of people carrying a giant rosary, maybe 20 feet long or more? Definitely the longest rosary I've ever seen in my life. Maybe people marching were saying the rosary.

Below are the signs my daughter Anne and I made.
More on the March and our trip tomorrow.


Suzanne said...

Great pictures, Rosemary! The last time I went there was a bunch of folks carrying a giant rosary..made of baby shoes! Boy, that was powerful too!

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Baby shoes? How adorable! Maybe some time we can go together.

Kelley said...

I was praying and thinking of all of you out there! I SO hope to march with my daughter (who I had at 16) someday soon!

Nancy Carabio Belanger said...

Wonderful, Rosemary! What a beautiful thing you were a part of!

Suzanne said...

I hope that this march would not have to go on and that we could just go to the Bascilica of the Immaculate Conception to Mass and have lunch there. :) Wouldn't that be the best deal? :) I know you agree!

TakingChancesLovingLife said...

I live in Alaska and had never heard of this before I read about it afterwards...wish I could have been there. Wonderful pics.