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LAKE CHARLES — The fourth annual Rosary Around the Lake, organized by the Ruth Institute, will take place Sunday, October 3, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center. This year, Bishop Glen John Provost is granting a partial indulgence to the faithful who gather for the event to offer prayers for the Church, the nation, and the world. The partial indulgence for participation is in addition to the plenary indulgence granted to to the faithful who devoutly recite the Marian rosary publicly.

"The family is under attack from all sides,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder of the Ruth Institute. "We know that we cannot achieve our mission of defending the family and building a civilization of love, without Divine Assistance. And who better to implore for help than the Mother of God herself."

Participants will meet in the area on the west side of the Civic Center and organize in groups of 11 to form a "Living Rosary." The organizer of each group will wear a gold T-shirt representing the “Lord’s Prayer,” with the team’s other 10 members in blue T-shirts representing the 10 “Hail Mary” beads. Anyone is welcome to attend either individually, with their family or a small group, or by organizing a “decade” of 10 people.

The deadline to pre-order T-shirts is Sunday, September 5, at midnight. Although you do not need to order a shirt to participate, they will help to make the “Living Rosary” more visible. T-shirts from Rosary Around the Lake in previous years, or shirts in McNeese State University colors will serve the same purpose. 

Arrival at 1 p.m. will allow time to register unless you have pre-registered on-line. Those individuals and teams can arrive at 1:30 p.m. to begin lining up for the rosary.

The Ruth Institute has sponsored Rosary Around the Lake in Lake Charles since 2018 as a way of praying for salvation and renewal for our world, our culture, our nation, our neighbors, and ourselves. To sign up online and learn more information, visit www.RosaryAroundTheLake.com.

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