Twenty-seven years ago, Carla Wrublik’s mother invited her to join the Legion of Mary, an organization devoted to helping its members grow in holiness through prayer — especially the rosary — and service.
When Tom Monaghan, founder of Domino’s Pizza and former owner of the Detroit Tigers turned 50, he could no longer belong to the Young President’s Organization. That’s when the Catholic businessman decided to found Legatus, an organization geared toward corporate executives and their spouses
His leadership helped bring down the Soviet Union. He forgave the man who tried to kill him. He traveled the world and wrote 14 encyclicals. Throughout his 27-year papacy, St. John Paul inspired millions.
They came by the busload to implore the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Some 6,000 local Catholics poured into the Phoenix Convention Center Oct. 12 for the colorful pageantry of the annual Arizona Rosary Celebration.