Blessing of Roses


At the Cape in 1867, Fr. Luc began the practice of blessing roses. Our Lady of the Cape bestowed many favours through this sacramental. In this video you will hear Fr. Lawrence Lew, OP, Promoter General of the Rosary, explain the Dominican practice followed by the blessing of roses in Latin.

Angelina and Fr. Roger Vandenakker, General Superior of the Companions of the Cross, discuss the priestly blessing of Roses. The video concludes with an historic blessing of roses at the Confraternity Altar at Our Lady of the Cape Shrine in 2019. Fr. Luc Desilets, as part of the renewal at Cap-de-la-Madeleine, blessed roses on the Confraternity Altar and distributed them leading to many prodigies. The Our Lady of the Cape audio story is available HERE