Attached is the schedule for the Silver Rose route in California. The Silver Rose will be received in Las Vegas, Nevada from the Nevada Brother Knights on August 12, 2018. Then it will travel through Northern California Chapter, Oakland Chapter, St Francis Chapter, San Joaquin Chapter, Los Padres Chapter, Southern California Chapter, San Gabriel Valley Chapter and finally to San Diego Chapter. On September 16, 2018 the Silver Rose will be transferred to our Brother Knights in Yuma, Arizona.
We are working with the Chapter Presidents to determine exact dates and times of each transfer.
The first Silver Rose Run started 58 years ago (1960) by the Columbian Squires in Mexico. They began the run to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Knights of Columbus in Texas joined the run a year later. In the mid-1990s it was included as a Supreme Council program. Today there are eight Silver Rose routes. See the attached The Silver Rose Story document for additional information on the program. Click here for information and updates on the eight Silver Rose routes.
This year Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose Run began on March 4, 2018 in Alaska and is making its way down through British Columbia, Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Nevada. California will receive the Silver Rose in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 12, 2018. On September 16, 2018 it will be transferred to our Brother Knights in Yuma, Arizona then continue its journey through New Mexico and Texas. The Silver Rose will end its journey on December 12, 2018, Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day, at the Basilica in Monterrey, Mexico.
We are honored again to have the California Knights On Bikes provide an escort for the Silver Rose during its travel through California. They will escort the Silver Rose when it’s being transferred to the next chapter on the schedule, if riders are available in the area. Contact California Knights On Bike Chapter President Dan Hargis at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 661-706-1340 to coordinate the transfer. I suggest you contact him soon after the location, date, and time for the transfer has been determined. He will make every effort to provide riders for the transfer.
The Silver Rose is fragile and must be carefully handled with white gloves. It is stored, along with white gloves, in a ruggedized carrying case for transport. Prayer books and prayer cards accompany the Silver Rose. If more material is needed it can be ordered from the Supreme Council by emailing Brother William O’Brien, Manager, Cultural of Life Activities at email@example.com; phone: 203-752-4403.