To the Editor:
This is a short follow-up on the article on the Holy Land Military Rosary and my personal experience working with this ministry. The Catholic Messenger article touched on our encounter with Joe Alger, but I wanted to give some details on how expansive this project is. A year ago, Alger, of Lighthouse Media, called me and mentioned that Lighthouse was sending out sample CDs to about 132 Catholic chaplains stationed around the world. He asked for about 1,000 military rosaries to add to the CDs, which I sent from our Haiti project.
Since then, Augustine Institute has bought Lighthouse Media and has expanded the work with Catholic military chaplains. A month ago, Alger called to tell me of this development and the desire of Augustine Institute to use our rosaries as the primary source for supplying rosaries for Catholic chaplains worldwide. This was major news for the Holy Land Military Rosary mission. We are attempting to supply 7,000 rosaries for this project.
Doesn’t this sound like an ideal mission to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Our Lady appearing in Fatima with the message: Praying the rosary can avert another world war?
Father Bill Kneemiller
Chaplain, Kahl Home and parochial vicar, St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Davenport