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The Shrine of the Holy Innocents on West 37th Street in Manhattan.
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They pray the Rosary -- 2,000 Hail Marys, in fact --
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They still use candles here.
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before the Blessed Sacrament,
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on the second and fourth Saturday of every month.
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At the same time, in the church's basement ...
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James from the Legion of Mary meets up with Melissa to grab their supplies
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They're heading to the 42nd Street subway station to pray the Rosary.
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They're joined by others.
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They will pray the Rosary and share it with passersby.
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James begins the opening prayer.
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Melissa steps forward to meet the travelers.
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Every meeting is an invitation ...
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... to take a rosary ...
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... or a miraculous medal ...
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... a kind word ...
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... an encounter with grace.
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People approach, pausing in their Saturday routine ...
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They are curious, even hopeful.
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Some want to speak about faith.
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All this happens because a few courageous Catholics ...
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... responding to their call to holiness ...
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... simply show up here, underground, in these 21st-century catacombs.
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The intercession of Our Lady ...
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... mixed with some grace ...
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... may keep hell at bay.
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Meanwhile, back at the church ...
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... they've reached Hail Mary #1,003.
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Hail Mary, full of grace ...
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The Lord is with thee.
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Blessed art thou among women ...
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... and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
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Holy Mary, Mother of God ...
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Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
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Amen.