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Invitations from Our Lady – Recruitment for Golden Rose

One of the ways you can contribute a rose for Wild Rose week is to commit a significant effort, generally amounting to an hour or more of your time, to active recruitment. But how does that work? Well in many ways the world is your oyster. You can hire an aeroplane with a banner or stand on a soapbox with a megaphone for an hour telling people to sign up… However the suggestions heretofore aren’t quite your style we’re going to explore a few alternative options in this blog post!

Giving out Business Cards / Flyers

This can often be one of the least intimidating ways to invite people to join. Basically it involves handing out business cards or flyers with information about Golden Rose (or at least the website url). Since it’s difficult to quantify such activity by time, the guideline for roses is that every 30 cards and/or flyers given to people can be counted as a rose. This can be done as a concentrated recruitment effort, or simply by handing cards as occasions arise in day to day life.

Having Conversations

Experience would indicate that it is difficult to beat this method of recruitment for effectivity. To quantify for the purposes of offering it as a rose is a little more difficult though. As a general rule of thumb, we’ll say the initiation of five conversations that go beyond a few minutes and include at least 4/5 of the following can be counted:

  • Giving a general outline of what Golden Rose is
  • Talking a bit about your personal experience with Golden Rose
  • Asking the person about their own experience with similar such movements or Marian Consecration, asking what they think and checking if they have any questions etc. as appropriate to the conversation
  • An invitation with encouragement – either to the meeting or to contributing to the monthly online bouquet
  • Showing the person the website or giving something with the url so the person can do further research

Conversations you initiated but couldn’t get to go this far may be counted as a ‘half’ conversation – so, e.g. 10 of them would be a rose, or 2 of them and 4 ‘full’ conversations would be a rose etc. Conversations which are fruitful and highly engaged and which take over 20 minutes (where the full focus remains on Golden Rose) can be counted as two conversations for the purposes of completing the rose. This is left for the individual to measure.

Internet Promotion

This can seem like a handy option, but it shouldn’t really make up any more than 20% of the time you give to recruitment because it effectivity tends to be limited. Accordingly, if you spend 10-15 minute doing something to promote Golden Rose on social media etc., you can use it to replace 20% of another effort – e.g. one conversation or the distribution or 6 flyers/business cards. However internet promotion cannot be used instead of these activities to offer as a complete recruitment rose. If you are in a position where your Wild Rose contribution needs to be online rather than in person, consider writing for the website instead…

Final note…

In time, perhaps we will to be able to add more options here that presently aren’t appropriate to how developed the apostolate is. Things like approaching parishes and organising stands at events etc… but all of that is in God’s hands. For now we leave these three options and a ‘watch this space’, nevertheless if you have further suggestions do let us know!

One thought on “Invitations from Our Lady – Recruitment for Golden Rose

  1. How beautiful, this is news to me! Just awoke after a few hours and got up to think a bit when I found this just posted! I decided to pass along two things here a posting of my own yesterday and a portion of something I mentioned to a Christian Friend/Brother!

    I suppose many think that but I knew a few nuns and several consecrated women of the church pretty well over the last 15 years especially who were and are all so dear and dedicated to the mission of the Church with their deeply devoted love of Jesus! Their being very beautiful human beings as I learned more about them; they were very comforting to me and displayed wonderful virtue that I admired totally, they really helped me immensely!
    Just a side note; I love old classic movies, there was one based on a novel by Charles Shaw that I loved so much I ordered the DVD close to a dozen years back , Heaven Knows Mr. Allison after catching it on TV a few times, which was a story about a US Marine who gets marooned on a South Pacific island during WWII with a nun of all things, who is the only other person there; yea you should see his bit comical but very respectful sweet reaction to the situation especially in light of the fact that he doesn’t follow any religion; I think God arranged this meeting in this story to make sure someone gets to heaven, I just love this one and won’t mind seeing it 50 more times or till I kick the bucket, a very beautiful old film and great story! Two fine actors and a well written story at that which was orchestrated by a great director John Huston. It starred Robert Mitchum and a beautiful person and British actress Deborah Kerr! Those days are sure gone and they don’t make them like that anymore! But I always think of nuns like the one portrayed in the film! If you get a chance sometime check it out and let me know what you think!
    God bless!

    I highly recommend the film to anyone, what a better time it was back then for humanity as well even just films that were made and what sort of persons made them; I won’t even mention what news headline caught my attention yesterday about two current generation couple and what they do as an occult ritual. It’s enough to say like Mother Miriam says; how we don’t have much time!

    Thank you for everything!

    Brother in Christ Jesus,


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