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4 October 2, 2015 THE U.P. CATHOLIC www.upcatholic.org Roses to be placed in honor of Mary BY JOHN FEE THE U.P. CATHOLIC For the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, Oct. 7, 500 roses and two baskets of rosaries will be placed in front of the statue of Mary in St. Peter Ca- thedral in Marquette. It is hoped the roses will last through Oct. 13, the day of the last apparition of the Blessed Mother at Fatima. The roses are being provided by an anonymous donor. The Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary dates back to 1573. It was estab- lished in thanks- giving to God for Christian victory over the Turks at the battle of Lepanto, on Oct. 7, 1571. The victory was attributed to praying the rosary. Oct. 13, 2015 will be the 98th anniversary of the last apparition of Mary to three children in Fati- ma, Portugal. From May through October in 1917, Mary appeared to Lucia Dos Santos, and her cousins, Ja- cinta and Francisco Marto. During the apparitions, the Blessed Mother emphasized the need for pray- ing the rosary daily, prayer and penance for the reparation of sins and introduced the devotion of the Five First Fridays. Additional resources on the rosary available at www.dioceseofmarquette. org/rosary. The statue of Mary located at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette. Holy doors established at St. Peter Cathedral In response to the upcom- ing Jubilee Year of Mercy, a set of holy doors will be designated on Oct. 4 at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette during the 8 a.m. Mass. The center interior oak doors with the popes coat of arms above them will be sealed at the Mass. The doors will remained sealed from Oct. 4 until Dec. 13, when they will formally be opened for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Currently, each of the four major basilicas in Rome has a holy door, but this is the first time a door will be designated at the diocesan level. The holy doors in Rome remain sealed shut and are only opened during years in which there is a jubilee, such as the upcom- ing Jubilee Year of Mercy. Dioceses from around the world are invited to join in having their own holy doors for the jubilee year, as accord- ing to Pope Francis, a visible sign of the Churchs universal communion. Bishop John Doerfler holds the Easter candle in front of the doors that will become the holy doors for Year of Mercy.

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