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Greetings, my dear brothers and sisters!
The Mystical Rose is the official Prayer Group of the College of our Lady of Fatima. It is named after Our Blessed Mother, the Patroness of the College. The rose was always a flower associated with Our Lady. It is said that this was the flower she carried on her wedding day and in some of her apparitions.
The mission of The Mystical Rose is to do as Jesus said: Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all the commands I gave you.
We wish to dispel darkness of every kind from our midst and to make ourselves and everyone else open to light. Our focus is the youth of our society. In the last Church census taken we saw that only 17% of Catholics attend Mass on weekends. If these are the only practising Catholics, it’s safe to assume that the only Catholics who practice their faith are our older and elderly brothers and sisters. In other words, we have a crisis on our hands as regards our youth.
I invite all to come together to be part of this mission. Join The Mystical Rose, and let us exercise ourselves to make a difference. Let us go out and proclaim the Good News. Jesus has told us: be not afraid, I am with you till the end of time. Let us build the City of God and fulfil the prophecy of Scripture:
The people in darkness
have seen a great light;
The Lord of our longing
has conquered the night!
May God Bless Us All!
Written by Jeremy Hernandez-Lum Tong