Saturday, June 16, 2018

Preparing for Father's Day

Today we received these beautiful pictures from Pakistan. The Children's Rosary at Ugu Chak has been preparing for Father's Day. The children made cards to give to their Fathers. They have prepared a special program at the Church to honor their Fathers on Sunday. They will give their cards to their Dads at this event. 

Father's are extremely important and they need our love and prayers. I was very happy to see the efforts of the children to show their love and appreciation for their Fathers

New Children's Rosary to Meet in Little Rock, Arkansas Today!

We are excited to share that a new Children's Rosary is forming at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Little Rock, Arkansas USA. They will hold their first meeting this evening at 5PM Central Time. You will see their blue twinkling light flashing on our View from Heaven map when they are praying and you can click "join in prayer" and add your gold twinkling light.

We have included this picture above of an apple blossom just getting ready to open. The state flower for Arkansas is the apple blossom. We particularly liked this image as there is an anticipation for the opening of this cluster of blossoms just as we are preparing for the opening of this new Children's Rosary in Little Rock.
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"Time is Running Out"

Friday, June 15, 2018

Rosaries to Tanzania


Today we packed a large box filled with 500 Rosaries. Almost all of these were handmade rosaries. Ten Children's Rosary books were also included in the package. The destination was Tanzania.  A seminarian has requested these materials to help begin a Children's Rosary in the parish he has been assigned to for the summer. These rosaries represent the work of many who through love take the time to make a rosary for another soul who needs one. We are also grateful to those who help us with monetary donations. Currently funds to cover shipping expenses limit our ability to respond to requests. Donations to the Children's Rosary help us continue to say "Yes" to those trying to bring children to prayer around the world. We are most grateful for any help.

Donations can be made online HERE 
Alternatively, checks can be made out to Children's Rosary and sent to:
PO Box 271743
West Hartford, CT 06127 USA

Thank you all very much!

Just a little reminder it is 9 days until the Feast of St. John the Baptist. Consider saying a NOVENA leading up to the Feast.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Prayers and Blessings on the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua

On this Feast of St. Anthony of Padua, prayers were said for all the members of the Children's Rosary and all who help the Children's Rosary while venerating a first class relic of St. Anthony of Padua. 

Today we also had the wonderful blessing of speaking to a member of the Parish of St. Anthony of Padua in East Newark, New Jersey USA. She shared the wonderful news that a a new Children's Rosary had formed at her parish. This new group meets weekly on Thursday evenings. She was happy to report that the group had grown from 4 children to 6 children and the children are very happy to come to the meetings.  

We thank God for such blessings this day. 

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Crowns for Our Lady
Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR NEW VIDEO:

For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org

Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org
Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site Web:www.rosairedesenfants.org

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

New Children's Rosary to Meet Tonight in Boone, Iowa USA

We are excited to share that a new Children's Rosary will meet tonight at Sacred Heart Church in Boone, Iowa USA. This group will be holding their meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 7PM CT. Please consider unifying in prayers with the children tonight. Visit our site www.childrensrosary.org and click "Join in Prayer" to add your gold twinkling light to our View from Heaven map. When the children are meeting in their group you will see their blue twinkling light on the map. The video below is a visual representation of our View from Heaven map on our website. It helps to show how we are all unified in prayer and how this may be viewed from Heaven.

We also thought the children might enjoy seeming the picture at the top of this post. It is a train that runs through the Boone region. It must be quite a view for the conductor as he passes above the treetops.
Image source: wiki commons (photo by Jerry Huddleston)


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sunflowers for Our Lady

One of the optional components of a Children's Rosary meeting is the addition of flowers. The children take turns placing a flower at the foot of Our Lady at the end of each decade of the Rosary. While the child is placing the flower the group leader asks Our Lady for the fruit of that mystery. Usually we have roses for Our Lady. But in anticipation of our two Children's Rosary meetings this weekend in West Hartford, Connecticut we decided to do something special for Our Lady. We chose sunflowers.  

We were excited to bring something new for Our Lady as a surprise. We held our monthly Children's Rosary at St. Peter Claver on Saturday which was the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We also met this morning June 10th at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. Our meeting on Saturday was small with four of us in attendance. The meeting today was a bit larger with 5 young people and 6 adults. Little Casey again joined us today. She had come for the first time last month. She is almost three and was the child to crown Our Lady in May. Today she fell right into the routine kneeling next to the other children. We had another child Mia join us. Little Casey held her rosary outstretched in her hands often moving her hands to the next bead as she watched Mia praying next to her. It was beautiful to see how comfortable Casey was with the children this month. She never left the other children to go back to her mother. She placed two of our sunflowers at the feet of Our Lady. The second flower she placed she did unassisted. It is special to see a child so young participating in the Children's Rosary. Her presence was particularly meaningful for Mia as she could see that she was a model for Casey during the prayers. This mentorship is rewarding for the older children and helps to keep them engaged.

We had some other exciting additions this weekend. We brought a first class relic of St. Gemma Galgani to the meeting. Before we began praying, I read some facts about St. Gemma to those in attendance and also a quote of hers. For those unfamiliar with this saint, St. Gemma received the Stigmata on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 8th 1899. She is the patron of students, those suffering from back injury or pain and headaches, those struggling with temptations to impurity and those seeking purity of heart. She died at the young age of 25 of tuberculosis. Given St. Gemma's particular patronage regarding purity, we prayed in a special way today during the Rosary for protection of purity for the members of the Children's Rosary. There is a great promise in the Gospels for those who are pure of heart. We are told "they will see God".(Matthew 5:8)

Another addition to the meetings this weekend were some homemade baked goods. My daughter Alina made homemade chocolate chip cookies which she brought to both meetings. Today many were happy to take a little bag at the end of our meeting each with two homemade cookies inside. Our Lady helps to make our time in prayer sweet so we felt happy to have little treats for the kids. This is something we began doing last month and we hope to continue this little tradition of a snack. More and more I am seeing within our group and within other groups how such little additions mean a great deal to children.

The final picture shown below was taken at the end of our Children's Rosary at St. Peter Claver Parish on Saturday. We close with this image of Our Lady surrounded by sunflowers. 

Other Posts You May Enjoy:


How to Start a Children's Rosary
Crowns for Our Lady
Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR NEW VIDEO:

For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org

Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org
Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site Web:www.rosairedesenfants.org

Friday, June 8, 2018

Two Hearts

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart. Tomorrow the Church honors the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These are special days for the Children's Rosary. Each Children's Rosary group is Consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary. In this way each group is under the protection and guidance of Christ and His Mother. 

*The picture above was drawn by a child who is a member of the Children's Rosary.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Consecration Prayers to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart
Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR NEW VIDEO:

For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org
Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site Web:www.rosairedesenfants.org