JAPAMALA RALLY

On August 6, 1945 during World War II, an atomic bomb was dropped on the town of Hiroshima, Japan. 140,000 people were killed or injured. There was a home eight blocks (about 1 kilometer) from where a bomb went off. This home had a church attached to it, which was completely destroyed, but the home survived, and so did the eight German Jesuit missionaries who prayed the rosary in that house faithfully every day. These men were missionaries to the Japanese people, they were non-military, but because Germany and Japan were allies during WorldWarII they were permitted to live and minister within Japan during the war.

Not only did they all survive with relatively minor injuries, but they all lived well past that awful day with no radiation sickness, no loss of hearing, or any other visible long term defects or maladies. Naturally, they were interviewed and examined numerous times (Fr. Schiffer, a survivor, said over 200 times) by scientists and health care people about their remarkable experience and they say "we believe that we survived because we were living the message of Fatima. We lived and prayed the rosary daily in that home.

As the above miraculous escape, many other rosary miracles have happened from age to age. Today our soceity is losing the value based life, and is walking towards selfish and atheistic life. And thus, many of the families are destroyed, many of the relationships are destroyed. Today our world is under the foot of satan and all the cruelties and immoral lives are taking place all around. Seeing and experiencing this pathetic situation of the world and our brethren around, we deidicate a day for the Japamala procesion from kottayam to our retreat centre reciting and praying rosary, so that mary our mother who has helped so many people to come out of the slavery of satan, would help also our communities and families. With this hope and prayer, we conduct this Rosary Rally on the Last Saturday in the month of October in every Year. Hundreds of people participate in this great event.