Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary

Bridge Of Roses

This new film, “Bridge of Roses,” that premiered October 7, tells the story of Our Lady of the Cape and promotes the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary.  This faith-inspiring docudrama tells how one priest, Fr. Luc Desilets, transformed his tiny lukewarm parish in Quebec, Canada, to what became a national shrine through the Confraternity—really by the praying of the Rosary.  That story has traveled and influenced the world, including all the way to our shrine: St. Joseph Chapel & Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Pontiac, Michigan. 

To learn more about this film or to buy it, go to  https://www.bridgeofrosesfilm.com.

Interview with Fr. Kratz from Canada

Call to Confraternity – Fr. Alex Kratz, OFM shares information about the connection of Our Lady of the Cape – Canada to the St. Joseph Chapel and Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pontiac, MI, USA with Dennis and Angelina Girard and the Marian Devotional Movement.

What is the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary?

The Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary is an international association of the Catholic faithful, the members of which strive to pray the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary (3 Rosaries) each week (this does not bind under sin) and to include other members in their Rosary intentions.  (The Luminous Mysteries are not included but are certainly encouraged.)  As early as 1953 there was an “Archconfraternity of the Immaculate Heart of Mary” at our shrine in Pontiac, Michigan.  Now, at St. Joseph Chapel & Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we have re-established this as the “Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary.”  This was done on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, June 12, 2021.

Benefits of Joining the Confraternity

  1. The special protection of the Mother of God.
  2. Sharing in the prayers of thousands of members the world over into eternal life.
  3. Sharing in the prayers, Masses and apostolic works of the entire Dominican Order.
  4. The intercession of the entire heavenly court.
  5. Various plenary and partial indulgences.

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