So far, more than 3,550 people signed up to pray and fast for Nancy Pelosi through Archbishop Cordileone’s “Rose and Rosary for Nancy” campaign in the first 24 hours after it was announced, said Maggie Gallagher, executive director of the Benedict XVI Institute, in a press release.
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone called on Catholics and “others of goodwill” to join the campaign a few days after The Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021 passed in the House, 218 to 211, on Friday
The first batch of roses was delivered at noon Friday, the feast day of St. Therese of Lisieux, who is beloved by Catholics for promising that she would “let fall a shower of roses” on her death and spend her time in “heaven doing good upon earth.”
The Benedict XVI Institute pre-ordered 1,000 roses, the group’s executive director said, guessing that they would receive at least 500 responses. But the response “blew up the rose market in San Francisco,” Gallagher said.
“We couldn’t locate 3500 roses to send today but we will get them to her,” the executive director said in a press release. “Each rose represents more prayers and rosaries for Nancy Pelosi, as well as for babies in the womb and their mothers.”
“Wonderful,” tweeted Cordileone. “Each of these 1000 roses represents one Catholic praying a rosary and fasting on Fridays for Speaker Nancy Pelosi through October. May the Blessed Mother touch her heart. Join me in this Rose and Rosary campaign. Sign up at BenedictInstitute.org.”
I see they arrived. Wonderful. Each of these 1000 roses represents one Catholic praying a rosary and fasting on Fridays for Speaker Nancy Pelosi through October. May the Blessed Mother touch her heart. Join me in this Rose and Rosary campaign. Sign up at https://bit.ly/Rose-and-Rosary
— Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone (@ArchCordileone) October 1, 2021
Don’t worry – it’s not too late to sign up, the prayer is what counts most! Sign up here.