Every day since Jan Marie Shannon opened Tilma, a religious-goods store in Berea, Ohio, she has invited customers to pray the Rosary with her.
Each October, patrons also recite a public Rosary in front of her little brick shop, as part of the “America Needs Fatima” initiative.
Shannon considers her store to be an apostolate as much as a business. She named Tilma for the cloak on which Our Lady of Guadalupe imprinted her image when she appeared to St. Juan Diego in 1531.
As Tilma’s 20th anniversary approached, Shannon resolved to observe it in a meaningful way. At the same time, she and others felt a growing concern about problems in America.
The Rosary was a natural choice. Even before...READ MORE