FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Men's Rosary Rally in Poland
Q: Are women allowed? I've been wanting to visit Austin. Would love to join and pray with fellow Catholics.
A: Yes, of course you can join us!, any person is welcomed, and it is planned to be in public space. We just extend a special invitation for Men to be in the front line
As Dr. Owen Gallagher, the organizer of the Rally in Ireland said: "Many of our wives come and watch on the periphery as the men pray the Rosary and the women join in. We just feel it is much more powerful and humbling if a large group of men are kneeling and praying together. The Cure of Ars said... Devotion gains much more in influence if practiced by the men! If men lead the family in prayer it is 4 times more likely that the sons will follow"
We encourage everyone to pray the rosary together!
Q: Just wondering if you guys will be expanding to other states
A: We are not an organization, you or any men can start organizing a Men's Rosary Rally in your State, Country or City.
Map of Poland showing active Rosary Procession Groups
A group of Polish men joining Ireland's Rally
Q: Do I need to kneel during the Rosary?
A: We are aware not everybody can kneel for medical or physical conditions, the preferred position will be to kneel but it is not mandatory to participate. We just need you to be present.
Our Lady instructed St Louis de Montfort that those who recite the rosary on their knees will receive extra graces. Men have a particular role to play.
Q: Why pray the Most Holy Rosary in Public Space?
A: Public prayer is far more powerful than private prayer to appease the anger of God and call down His Mercy and Holy Mother Church, guided by the Holy Ghost, has always advocated public prayer in times of public tragedy and suffering.
In his bull on the Rosary, Pope Gregory XIII says very clearly that we must believe (on pious faith) that the public prayers and processions of members of the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary were largely responsible for the great victory over the Turkish navy at Lepanto which Almighty God granted to Christians on the first Sunday of October, 1571.
When King Louis the Just, of blessed memory, was besieging La Rochelle, where the revolutionary heretics had their stronghold, he wrote to his mother to beg her to have public prayers offered for a victorious outcome. The Queen-Mother decided to have the Rosary recited publicly in Paris in the Dominican Church of Faubourg Saint Honore and this was done by the Archbishop of Paris. It was begun on May 20th, 1628.
Catholic men's Rosary rally in Knock, Ireland,