n the November, 1964, issue of the Reader’s Digest, there was a story
titled: “The Country that saved It-self.’’ That country was Brazil. The stage
was all set in 1961 to take over Brazil, just like Cuba. But guess who
thwarted this Communist takover? The women of Brazil with their rosaries!
“Without the woman,” said one of the leaders of the counterrevolution,
“we could never have halted Brazil’s plunge toward communism.”

ne night in mid-1962, Dona Amelia Bastos listened to her husband and a band of anti-Reds discuss the looming threat of Communism. “I suddenly decided,” she said, “that politics had become to important to be left entirely to the men... Moreover, who has more at stake in what’s happening to our country than we women?” She formed CAMDE (Campaign of Women for Democracy]. In Belo Horizonte 20,000 women reciting the rosary aloud broke up the leftist meeting there. In Sao Paulo, 600,000 women praying the rosary in one of the most moving demonstrations in Brazilian history, sounded the death knell of the Communist revolution.

hese women with rosaries in their hands or around their necks, issued a 1300 word proclamation:

his nation which God has given us, immense and marvelous
as it is, is in extreme danger. We have allowed men of limitless ambition,
without Christian faith or scruples, to bring our people misery, destroying
our economy, disturbing our social peace, to create hate and despair.
They have infiltrated our nation, our government, our armed forces and
even our churches ...

other of God, preserve us from the fate and suffering of
the martyred women of Cuba, Poland, Hungary and all other enslaved

ay We; the men women and children of America take our lead
from the women of Brazil: the rosary! Let this be our weapon to bring
peace to our world, country and our families. Not just the private rosary of
our grandmothers, but rosary processions and crusades held throughout
our land. May God Bless America.





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