United in prayer

More than 50 nations in prayer as one

Hundreds gathered around the lakefront in multi-faith solidarity Sunday for the inaugural Rosary Around the Lake.

The local observance was hosted by The Ruth Institute and featured Bishop Glen John Provost and Mayor Nic Hunter.

The Lake Charles event was held simultaneously with Rosary Coast to Coast rallies happening across North America and in 50 countries.

The gathering — open to those of all faiths — was intended as a “worldwide effort to combat the powers of darkness,” the Rosary Coast to Coast website states.

Participants prayed “for divine protection, pardon for sin, salvation of souls, and the reunion of all Christians,” said Dr. Jennifer Morse, founder of The Ruth Institute.

The gathering along the lakefront spanned nearly the full length of the Civic Center sewall.

Nationwide the rallies took place in front of state capitols and other public buildings, in parks, on beaches, along busy streets as well as inside and outside churches and shrines.

The initiative started in 2017, when Catholics in Poland gathered around the borders of their country “to light a spiritual flame, a flame that quickly engulfed the nation in prayer and reparation,” the Rosary Coast to Coast site states.

“We, in the United States, share the conviction, now seen and acted upon in the international community, to enter fully into the spiritual warfare we are facing and to pray for our respective nations at this watershed moment in history,” according to the website.

Crime

12/1: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

Local News

A.A. Nelson students rally around ill classmates

Crime

LC man accused of kidnapping, sexual battery

Local News

Photo Gallery: Church members unearth time capsule

Local News

Mortgage rates still low, but home affordability has declined for many

Local Business News

A mind for design: Local man receives patent for invention

Local Business News

Shop local this season with the #westcalwishlist2021

Local Business News

Thib’s Pecan House: A holiday tradition for SW La. families

Local News

It’s an inflatable Christmas for LC family

Local News

Cassidy seeking additional hurricane relief aid for SW La.

Local News

Calcasieu’s Abshire among top forensic examiners in nation

Local Business News

Additional law enforcement stationed at mall for holidays

Local News

Lake Charles Regional rebounding after storms

Local News

New rules for oil field tank batteries after Ragley teen’s death

Crime

11/29: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

Local News

Troopers delivered death notifications to 16 families during Thanksgiving holiday

Local News

Felice teaching next generation to give back

Local News

More omicron cases pop up as world rushes to learn more

Crime

11/28: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

Local News

SW La. school lunch menus Nov. 29-Dec. 3

Jim Beam

Jim Beam column:GOP critics become experts

Local News

‘The Brutality of War’: Written over a decade ago, Gene Dark’s memoir about his time in Vietnam is still a compelling read

Local News

‘Celebration Gator’ alerts nation Louisiana is back

Local News

FAITH & FAMILY: House fire brought him closer to God