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In 2001 Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson shaped the program as a culture of life effort at the 119th Annual Meeting of the Supreme Council in Toronto. The annual effort “is a perfect program for the Knights of Columbus,” said Supreme Knight Anderson. “Through it we honor not only Our Lady of Guadalupe and express the unity of the Order, but we also reaffirm the Order’s dedication to the sanctity of human life. It is to the Blessed Mother that we turn in prayer as we work to end the Culture of Death that grips our society. As we think in terms of ‘One Life, One Rose,’ it is most appropriate that we turn to Our Lady of Guadalupe who made known her will through Juan Diego and the miracle of the roses.”
In 2017, there were eight routes. Route 1 began in British Columbia, went south through Western and Pacific Coast states and into Mexico. Route 2 began in Saskatchewan, went to Alberta, then south through the mountain states to Texas. Route 3 began in Manitoba and proceeded south through the Mid-West to Mexico. Route 4 began in Indiana, went north to some of the Great Lake states, then south into the Alleghany Mountain states, and ended in Washington, D.C. Route 5 began in Virginia and went through the Southeast to Texas. Route 6 started in Ontario, went to New York and then New England, ending in Connecticut at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, birth place of the Order. Route 7 was in Texas and Route 8 began in Texas and ended in Mexico. Each year’s program ends on Dec. 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.