Our Lady’s Rosary Makers in Louisville, Kentucky was founded in 1949 by Xaverian Brother Sylvan Mattingly, C.F.X. on the premise that he would teach people to make rosaries in order for them to make rosaries to be freely distributed to missionaries. Our Mission, set forth by our founder, Brother Sylvan, C.F.X., who envisioned a world in which all God’s children, possessing an instrument of peace and comfort, work to fulfill Our Lady’s requests at Fatima.
On August 13, volunteers arrived to discover the statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the children had been toppled by vandals. Several local news organizations were reportedly contacted, but elected not to cover the incident.
"So let us be confident, let us not be unprepared, let us not be outflanked, let us be wise, vigilant, fighting against those who are trying to tear the faith out of our souls and morality out of our hearts, so that we may remain Catholics, remain united to the Blessed Virgin Mary, remain united to the Roman Catholic Church, remain faithful children of the Church."- Archbp. Lefebvre 1980