Over One Million Catholics Gather At Poland’s Borders, Pray The Rosary And Seek God’s Help To Defeat The Forces Of “Secularization” And “Islamization” Of Europe

One Million Catholics gathered this past weekend at Poland’s borders, where praying rosary they petitioned for God’s help to defeat the ‘forces of secularlization and Islamization’ sweeping across Europe:

Thousands of Catholics in Poland got together along the country’s borders during the weekend and formed human chains to pray for God’s protection against the increasing “secularization” and “Islamization” of Europe.

The participants gathered at various points along the 2,200-mile border with Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Russia and the Baltic Sea, for the “Rosary at the Borders” event Saturday, which coincided with the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, Agence France Presse reported.

Krakow Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski called on Catholics to pray “for the other European nations to make them understand it is necessary to return to Christian roots so that Europe would remain Europe.”

Over 90 percent of the country’s 38 million citizens are Roman Catholic.

“The key objective of this manifestation is to pray for peace,” Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, head of the Polish Episcopal Conference, was quoted as saying.

The organizers noted how Christian fighters, under orders from the pope, fought the 1571 naval Battle of Lepanto against the Ottoman Empire to save Europe from Islam, according to The New York Times, which noted that the event was planned by a lay organization, the Solo Dios Basta Foundation, or God Alone Suffices.

The prayer rally was also endorsed by Polish church authorities, with 320 churches from 22 dioceses taking part, according to The Associated Press.

Prayers took place at some 4,000 locations, according to the organizers.

“During the prayer, I was at the Chopin airport in Warsaw, and there were so many people that they were pouring out of the chapel,” Rev. Paweł Rytel-Andrianik, spokesman for the Polish Bishops’ Conference, stated. “This was an initiative started by lay people, which makes it even more extraordinary. Millions of people prayed the rosary together. This exceeded the boldest expectations of the organizers.”

Rytel-Andrianik called it the second-largest prayer event in Europe after the 2016 World Youth Day.

Prime Minister Beata Szydlo tweeted an image of rosary beads with a crucifix and sent greetings to all the participants.

Halina Kotarska, a 65-year-old participant, was quoted as saying, “Islam wants to destroy Europe. They want to turn us away from Christianity.”

Krzysztof Januszewski, another participant, stated: “In the past, there were raids by sultans and Turks and people of other faiths against us Christians. Today Islam is flooding us and we are afraid of this too. We are afraid of terrorist threats and we are afraid of people departing from the faith.”(source)

In America, the people here generally speaking have a very short historical memory. With the concept of “change” or “progress” worshipped as a veritable idol in society, America has turned itself into a near rootless society lacking any sort of identity that changes with the whims of each generation. However, for most peoples around the world, this is not the case at all. People have very long “historical memories,” and grudges held centuries ago or conflict that have endured since the time of antiquity can and still do resurface given the right conditions.

For example, it was 16 year ago that September 11th, 2001 took place. Yet look within that 16 years how much has changed in terms of how people view the attack. As far as it is concerned for the general public, the sentiment has moved from “America was attacked by Muslim terrorists” to people going so far as to even defend Islam publicly and with more vigor than before, and have Islam accepted more by the greater society.

Now as we have said before and it is always worth saying again, the situation with Islam today was created by the governments of the world not in that the nature of Islam itself has changed- the evil theological principles upon which it was revealed were, are, and will remain consistent since they are a part of what Islam considers to be divinely revealed truth- but that the already present tendencies of Islam have been encouraged, nurtured, and protected for the purpose of political upheavals. This has happened in every country around the world today in some level (including Poland, as we have pointed out), but America is a particular issue because lacking a sense of the past, we do not have a clear vision for our future, and as such we live consistently in the present, forgetting what was behind and unsure of what lies ahead. Hence, the reason why ideas not just such as Islam, but many others are able to take root and spread into society, and later disappear as though they never even existed there to begin with.

Poland is a nation that is very Catholic, and the Catholic Faith is what has kept that nation from being completely annihilated by the Germans, the Russians, the Austrians, and the Turks throughout the centuries. Were it not for the Faith, they would have ceased to exist both as a people and a nation, and given their geographic location they would likely have been divided up and completely controlled in perpetuity by the Austrians, Germans, and Russians, as they were for 150 years of their history.

While there are many people in Poland who have left the Faith and given into the new National Socialist rhetoric sweeping across Europe and the world today, the core Catholic identity of that nation is what still holds it together, and as many of these people are aware of based on their history, they have a real reason to be concerned with their German and Russian neighbors. Germany today is of particular concern because based on the rhetoric coming out of them, their support of populism and nationalism, and the events of the last century, Poland already sees what is coming in her future- she is likely going to be invaded and beaten up in the same manner that Germany did last century, except this time in a war likely involving nuclear weapons. Given the invitation and importation of hundreds of thousands of Muslims into Europe, there is the added threat of Islamic invasion regardless of how war with Germany begins or ends- indeed, hundreds of thousands of people in any location near any nations’ borders means they will inevitably attempt to spread into Poland simply due to geographic proximity. Given that Poland was involved with wars against the Ottomans for centuries and that it was due to Polish armies that marched to the Gates of Vienna and stopped the Ottoman siege of Vienna, she understands in a particular way the threat they pose to Europe and Poland.

But national socialism and Islam aside, her example of gathering as a nation to pray the Rosary and seek the mercy of God for assistance in a time of great trouble is an example for Christians throughout the world. Individual prayers and rosaries are very good and necessary, and the more of them gathered together the better. Indeed, when a man prays the Rosary, it is the second most powerful form of prayer only surpassed by the holy sacrifice of the mass. Likewise, one must also pray as well as lead a righteous life, for faith without works in indeed dead, and indeed when one prays, one must seek to do the will of God, for nothing else matters. Likewise, as we have mentioned, we must be sure to pray for what is righteous, especially because remember it was Germany who famously said for centuries Gott mit uns, when nothing else could have been further from the truth. Since National Socialism is coming back, one must be absolutely careful not to pray for that which is evil.

Nevertheless, the fact that one million Catholics gathered to pray the rosary for their nation certainly means something. Even if Poland is invaded by her German neighbor, the fact that there are still enough people there who love God and His Church and are willing to make a public showing of their love means something, and certainly their prayers will not go unheard.

If only America would take a lesson from this. 

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  • Gloria Patri

    God bless the Polish people! They are such a blessing for all of us to see them standing for God.
    This is not Eastern Europe’s first Rodeo to put it in Western terms. We should all be taking note of Poland, Serbia and those who have been on the front lines against evil and Islam for centuries.

    • Kamau41

      Amen!!

  • Julie LaBrecque

    …Raymond Cardinal Burke led 700 of ‘us’ in the Rosary, October 7, Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, this weekend during the Fatima Centennial Summit in Dallas, TX, this Feast so named (Our Lady of Victory) in celebration and memory of the great victory of the Holy League against the Muslim Turks at the Battle of Lepanto – Pope Pius V had asked for all of Christendom to pray the Rosary, imploring Our Mother to intercede for the Christian Fleet – heaven delivered the victory – AND, the replica of Our Lady of Guadalupe was aboard the lead ship !!!! (Don’t forget what happened in Famagusta – the barbarism displayed by the Muslim demons propelled the spirit of the men to fight – see what they did to Marc Antonio Bragadino.)
    I was beyond fortunate to MEET Cardinal Burke this weekend – what a warm and genuine demeanor graces this man – I cannot say enough of his most gentle spirit.
    Upon rising Sunday morning I was pleasantly surprised to read of the Polish Rosary Crusade — which was held the same date, Oct 7th!!! Our Lady will deliver!

    • AnthonyM

      How excellent you attended Fatima Centennial Summit in Dallas!
      I will have to look up the history of Marc Antonio Bragadino, as I am not familiar with him.

      • Julie LaBrecque

        Be prepared – what that elderly man endured at the hands of demonic men is beyond sickening.

    • Kelly Ann

      Nice! you attended the Fatima centennial summit. We need more of these summits. I’m awaiting for Fatima network to posts the speakers.

    • Kamau41

      Cardinal Raymond Burke, right along with Cardinal Robert Sarah, is indeed one outstanding Catholic Christian Crusaders of our times. How very fortunate you were able to actually have met him.

      • Julie LaBrecque

        He absolutely is – and it may be that his appointment to the Knights of Malta, in essence, a largely ceremonial post in, is quite providential as we see the re-arising of Islam, THE arch-enemy of Christendom- for, in the past, the Knights of Malta were known to be the greatest of seaman.

  • Raph Sebastian

    The BBC reported this event as “controversial”. While the German Marxist rag Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported this as an “islamophobic” event. So according FAZ praying the rosary is “islamophobic”. This is what children are being taught in schools as well, while not even a mention of Eugen Richter.

    • Very important point you just made. If praying the Rosary was islamphobic then I’m down for it.

  • Kelly Ann

    the powerful Angelic Psalter, the Polls know this lethal weapon agianst darkness well. Andrew you Should write more about the rosary than homosexuals. Drain your inkwell of writing filth and learn more about this powerful prayer. This past week Feast day Oct 7 , marks the 803 years of the rosary a gift from heaven, Read about St Dominic, and what the power of the Rosary can do, it destroyed Albigensian heresy, and it’s diabolitical practices, it can do the same with the LGBT movement today.

    • jimmy

      wow I didn’t know that the rosary started on Oct 7th? That’s my birthday. Yes the rosary is very powerful indeed, being raised Catholic I’ve always venerated Mary but something has just been different these last few years I can’t explain it all I know is I’ve got to know Mary more than I ever have before and I’ve been more drawn to the rosary. She’s definitely trying to tell me something.

      • Kelly Ann

        That’s awesome, if you think she is trying to tell you something , maybe because if you are praying her rosary and drawn to her , then it’s probably because Almighty God added more power to her rosary for our times because of what she warned about. She told us that, only She can help us today.

  • Kamau41

    Read this awesome story the other day. May God’s hand continue to be on Poland!

  • bubba

    it would be such a thrill to see one million christians come together for anything here in the united states.

    • Brenda

      They’ll do it for football long before they would a faith that is constantly mocked by the television shows that they cannot pull away from for a second to think about what the underlying message even is I am afraid.

      • jimmy

        Sadly you’re right Brenda.

  • Kevin Nicholson

    Amen: righteous prayer, good works, and Just War – gateway to seeing the joyful face of God Almighty….

    “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8

    Godspeed Andrew.

  • Brenda

    The young people here in the USA think 15 years was a loong time ago, the youth will have absolutely NO choice but to experience something really severe for any thing to reach their minds the past to them is a mere story with no lessons, They don’t think anything negative could ever happen to them as a whole. Sometimes you guys express that we could come out ahead somehow and I wonder if that is even possible? I’m kinda beyond being flustered or upset, I don’t see any way out of our problems without a lot of pain first to create a history that would be just as unforgettable as the Polish peoples history is, If it can be turned around.

  • Indian Christian Crusader

    God will hear their prayers

  • Tom_mcewen

    The largest number of righteous gentiles who safeguarded Jews are Polish according to Israel. You didn’t mention that 6,000,000 Polish people were murdered, and 3,000,000 were Catholics. We are to hate all Poles for what (?) percentage of Poles vs the 6 million who didn’t betray their neighbor ? I am sure 303 squadron of the RAF was full of anti-Semitism Catholics or the Poles who fought in Italy. Plus you left out that anti-Semitism Pope John Paul II. The KGB would have hired you in a micro second. I heard this week that the Poles are not Christian and worship a demon, who talks like that, want to guess? Poland is my neighbor and I respect them with my whole heart. 1571AD, 1683AD, 1919AD, 1939AD, 1944AD, 1989AD and today Oct 7, 2017. Their courage freed my nation not your courage.

  • Tom_mcewen

    What are you whining about, we had the Sudeten Germans betray my country and become our masters for six years, they ran the Gestapo, I am to go to Germany and beat them up. Next the local party leader stole 40% of our best farm land and got the state to kill my grandfather. The party leader is dead, his children are alive and his grandchildren, I am to find them and verbally beat them for the death of my grandfather and the thief who stole our land, they are innocent. Why are you hanging on to this? Gives your life meaning or what. From 1938-1945 the woods was on fire, We tied SS soldiers up and beat them to death over a three day period, the czechs are too intellectual for war so we did fight as others, but the poles did, the home army lost 600,000 in the end of 1944, you want to find the survivors and exchange sad stories. Judas betrayed Jesus you and to spit on the rest of the Apostles as being guilty too. Bad things happened to you, bad things happened to 53 million people. Stop feeling special, you are not special. The woods were on fire followed by living in the ashes for 40 years. Find the guilty and leave the innocent alone.

  • Tom_mcewen

    How about belittling the 6,000,000 Polish dead and an entire nation after six years of Nazism and 40 years of communism for something that happened before most living Polish were born. I think you did that quite well.

    • Avram Moreh

      I condemned:

      – the Poles who behaved murderously
      – the Poles who were complicit with the Nazis
      – the Poles today who wish to bury that complicity
      – the Jew-hating poles of today (1/3 to 2/3 of Population)

      AND

      I belittled:

      – those amongst the above who call/ed themselves Catholic

      I formally and truly apologize for mocking those wicked people. In the future I will try to condemn evil without any humour, but I think we all know that’s probably not gonna happen.

      This is the final post I’ll write on this since I think I’ve been very clear in what I wished to state.

      However, I will state it one last time just to inoculate myself against any slander:

      Please dear Catholics, what’s going on with your wicked brothers in Poland? Why do they hate Jews? Why are they trying to cover up their evil deeds by legally trying to revise history? Please, Catholics, don’t bury this and go on with business as usual. Please, if you can, do something about it. At the very least please be aware that it is a big problem and pray about it. Do so privately or do so the next time you have a massive rosary prayer gathering.

      Please dear righteous Catholic Poles, do not let the sins of the fathers be visited onto your children. Please keep calling evil evil and calling your wicked brothers to repentance. An open rebuke is better than concealed love, no?

      Tom – Thank you so much for a lively argument. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope for many more discussions with you in the future. Like I said, I won’t reply to this discussion any more since I think I’ve spoken my piece. I do however, look forward to any more replies you might have. Thanks again and may Yeshua bless you greatly beyond asking or imagining.

  • Jami

    God bestow abundant blessings on Andrew.
    He has made a wonderfull statement. “public showing of their love means SOMTHING, and certainly their prayers WILL NOT go unheard”

    America rise and follow Poland. Let’s have huge gatherings for Rosary.

  • Kelly Ann

    Thank you for the link. I was not aware they had made another movie on Fatima. I’d certainly like to see it. It must of been a wonderful time for you.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    She is not in the grave – you don’t have Rev 12 or Psalm 132:8 in your book? What about Rev 5:8??? Do you disregard that too? St Paul stated that to die is to Gain – you must disagree with Scripture.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Scripture provides TWO witnesses : Psalm 132:8 and Rev 11:19-Rev 12:1 – in addition to these witnesses, we have numerous apparitions of the Blessed Mother — Zeitoun, Egypt, off and on for many years, especially 1967-68; Mexico in 1531 ( look at the miraculous image of Mary left on the Tilma of Juan Diego -a near perfect match to Rev 12; Vietnam, our Lady of LaVang, 1798, many many more – other scriptural references to Mary : the East gate that no man can enter except the Lord God of Israel (Ezekiel 44); the perfect one of her mother in Song Songs 6:9; sits on a throne to the right of her Son the King, 1 Kings 2:19, wears a crown as does her son, Jeremiah 13:18.