Praying the Rosary: The Blue Army vs. The Red Army

22 Nov

handmade6 The Blue Army is known to make and distribute knotted cord rosaries to individuals who may have no other way of obtaining a rosary.  Where did the Blue Army get its name?

During the 1940s, many feared that Communist “Red Armies” would bring despair and discourage prayer.  A pair of Catholics working together in Plainfield, New Jersey, John Haffert and Monsignor Harold Colgan, proposed that the world needed a “Blue Army” that would pray for peace.

Many popes and leaders such as the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen have also stated that peace could be achieved if an army of the faithful prayed the rosary.

 To learn more about rosaries, read The Rosary Collector’s Guide by Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner. This 152 page hardcover reference book published by Schiffer Books has over 200 color photographs of rosaries, crosses, crucifixes, and center medals.  Available on Barnes and Noble.com, Amazon.com, the Catholic Faith Store Online and other book stores, religious article stores, and online sites, this book shows rosaries from those owned by England’s Henry VIII to those honoring Pope Francis.

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3 Responses to “Praying the Rosary: The Blue Army vs. The Red Army”

  1. Mary Hall November 22, 2015 at 3:01 PM #

    Do you know anything about the secrets of Fatima that were supposed to be revealed?

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    • rosarycollector November 23, 2015 at 5:33 PM #

      One of the secrets of Fatima predicted danger would come to the Bishop of Rome. Some feel that prediction came true when Pope John Paul II was shot in the early 1980s. Because Pope John Paul II felt that Mary saved his life, he led a special ceremony of thanksgiving in Rome. That ceremony was attended by Lucia, the only one of the children of Fatima to live to adulthood.

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  2. Giovanna Lottes November 22, 2015 at 7:40 PM #

    I remember Bishop Sheen. We watched him on TV every Sunday.

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