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Pilgrimage of the Silver Rose

The Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose has been a Knights of Columbus tradition for 58 years. In 1960, groups of Columbian Squires in Mexico, Canada and the United States decided to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe by carrying a rose across North America from Canada to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Monterrey, Mexico. In 2001 Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson, at the 119th Supreme Council Meeting in Toronto, addressed the effort in culture of life terms, referring to the Our Lady of Guadalupe - One Life, One Rose Program. He urged that it be expanded to every North American jurisdiction.

In recent years the program has expanded to eight silver roses traveling the western, central, and eastern corridors of North America, with Knights of Columbus from Canada to Mexico carrying the roses from destination to destination, and finally to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Monterrey, Mexico.

Every stop along the route of the Silver Rose Pilgrimage is an occasion for prayer and spiritual renewal centered on the rosary. English, French and Spanish booklets containing recommended prayers, scripture readings and a litany accompany the Silver Rose.

2018 Massachusetts Schedule


Districts in Western Mass and Springfield (August 19 – 29)

  • August 19 Pickup by Knights on Bikes from NY and delivered to Ludlow council #3535
  • August 20 Council #3535 at St Elizabeth parish
  • August 21-25Berkshire councils 103, 230, and 411 ceremonies with parishes
  • August 26 Springfield council #13043 Santo Tomas de Aquino


Districts in Central Mass and Worchester (August 30 – September 8)

  • September 5Bishop Flanagan council #12710
  • September 6Bishop Flanagan council #12710


Districts in Boston Metro/North/South (September 9 – 22)

  • Sept 9 Gloucester
  • Sept 11 Walpole #1319
  • Sept 14 Dorchester council #107 all day at school
  • Sept 15 Lowell Catholic Men’s Conference (Day)
  • Sept 15 Evening returns to Dorchester #107 installation
  • Sept 16 State installation (Day)
  • Sept 16 Lowell council (Evening)
  • Sept 17 Lowell council
  • Sept 18 Harvard council #14188
  • Sept 20 Weymouth council #729 (Evening)
  • Sept 21 Weymouth council #729 (Day)
  • Sept 22 Dedham #234


District in Fall River (September 23 – 30)

  • Sept 23 Mansfield #430 (all day)
  • Sept 24 St Pius X Council #10346
  • Sept 25 Pope Paul VI council #7312
  • Sept 26 St Joan of Arc council #3384
  • Sept 27 McMahon council #151
  • Sept 28 J. McGee council #2612

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