Sunday, December 16, 2018

Join Us for the Christmas/Infant of Prague Novena (December 16-December 24, 2018)

Christmas Novena
Prayer to the Miraculous Infant of Prague

In anticipation of Christmas December 25th consider saying this 9 day Novena from December 16th-December 24th.  

O Divine Infant Jesus, Who said: "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you." Through the intercession of Mary, Your Most Holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer be granted.

(Make your request.)

O Divine Infant Jesus, Who said: "Unless you become like little children, you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven." Grant me the simplicity and wonder, the tenderness and gentleness of a child. Fill me with innocence, hope and love. Grant me the grace that I need.

(Make your request.)

O Divine Infant Jesus, help me know how close You are to me and how powerful is Your embrace. Help me to trust that You hold the whole world in Your hand. I place my every need and care in Your hands. I ask that you fulfill my request according to Your holy will.

(Make your request.)

Miraculous Infant of Prague, have mercy on us.
We humbly ask that you join us in praying this novena and include as one of your intentions: May Our Lady's plans for each of us, our families, and the Children's Rosary be realizedIn a special way we also ask that Jesus be born in our hearts this Christmas. May Our Lord grant Christmas joy and peace for all the families of the Children's Rosary and all those who have been so generous to the Children's Rosary this year. 
A special gift to all the members of the Children's Rosary: a Mass will be celebrated for all the members of the Children's Rosary and all who help the Children's Rosary on December 25th.

Monday, December 10, 2018


In November we received an email sent to the Children's Rosary:
We have joined as individuals and join in prayer every night from Houston. We missed praying with "Hartford" the last few days.

The note was referring to our View from Heaven map on our website. This displays groups that are actively meeting as blue twinkling lights. There is also a button one can click called "join in prayer". When a person hits the button a gold twinkling light flashes for 30 minutes. In the evening while saying prayers we routinely go to the Children's Rosary site and click "join in prayer" as we begin to pray. We see our little light flashing. Many times I had seen the light in Houston. Often I would mention the light to my kids as we prayed. We did not know who it was but we were grateful to see it. Then in November, we went on a trip to Alabama. Our light in Hartford was no longer there. We were surprised to receive the note from the person who was the light in Houston. We had treasured the light in Houston and apparently they had looked for our light too and when it was not there it prompted them to write. They did not know who it was but they simply wrote to say they missed it. 

The View from Heaven map is a simple way we have chosen to display prayers being said around the world. It allows a single soul to begin praying and join in prayer with Children's Rosary groups praying or other individual people praying. Sometimes the View from Heaven is dark. A person clicks on the button and begins to pray. They are but one light. But that one light transforms the whole view of the world. Immediately a person looking at the image is drawn to that region of the world where there is one person or family praying. One does not need 1,000 lights to transform the View from Heaven. It takes only one. It is a joy to see more lights but even just one is sufficient to bring joy to another person visiting the site. It was our one missing light in Hartford that brought the email inquiring as to where it had gone. It is an encouraging thought to contemplate. Last night when our family began to pray we added our light. We saw Houston flashing but we had a surprise there was another light in the Virginia region. We did not know who it was but we were grateful to unify prayers with them. We have included a screen shot of the map last night with our three lights visible. Consider visiting our site and adding your light. If you find the map dark, add your light. Trust that it will make a difference to another soul. We will look for it.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Día de Oración por Rosario de Niños 12.8.2018

Queridos Amigos,

Recientemente visitamos el Santuario del Santísimo Sacramento en Hanceville, Alabama. Mientras estábamos al lado de la tumba de Madre Angelica, oramos de manera especial por todos los miembros del Rosario de Niños. También tuvimos la maravillosa gracia de visitar a las monjas de clausura. Durante nuestro tiempo en el Santuario, pudimos organizar un Día de Oración para el Rosario de Niños.

En la Fiesta de la Inmaculada Concepción, las Monjas del Monasterio de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles en Alabama ofrecerán un día de oración para el Movimiento del Rosario de Niños y todos sus miembros. Esto incluirá: recuerdo en la misa, el Oficio Divino, el Rosario, una Hora de Adoración y buenas obras de oración.  

Day of Prayer Offered for the Children's Rosary 12.8.2018

Recently we visited the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama. While there we prayed at the tomb of Mother Angelica for all the members of the Children's Rosary. We also had the wonderful grace to visit with the cloistered Nuns. During our time at the Shrine, we were able to arrange a Day of Prayer to be offered for the Children's Rosary.

Today, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Day of Prayer will be offered by the Nuns of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Alabama for the Children's Rosary Movement & all its Members. This will include: Remembrance at Mass, Divine Office, Rosary, Adoration Hour and Prayerful Good Works.

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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.

For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website:
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Friday, December 7, 2018

New Children's Rosary in Seychelles

We are excited to share that a new Children's Rosary will meet for the first time on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8th, in Seychelles. This is an island off the coast of East Africa known for its gorgeous beaches. While many of us are experiencing the cold of winter, I thought this was a welcome sight. This group has ordered our Children's Rosary books in English and French. The population in Seychelles is trilingual. They speak English, French and Creole. We welcome this new group!

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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.

For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website:
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información:
Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site
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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Patiently Waiting Campaign 2018

This Advent Place a Patiently Waiting Sign
 in Your Window
Join the Children's Rosary by putting a sign in your window as a beautiful reminder of where our hearts can be found as we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ. On Christmas replace the sign with one that reads: Christ is Born.

Fourth Anniversary of the Patiently Waiting Campaign

If you have a Children's Rosary in your school we invite you to have the children make signs in class and have them bring them home to put in their windows. The picture above was sent to us from a school in New Jersey last year. 

We have included a flyer for this year. Consider posting this at your parish or school. The flyer can be saved to your computer by right clicking on the image below and clicking save. This can then be printed. Alternatively, if you would like us to email you the pdf please write to 

Send us a Picture
We invite people to send us a picture of their Patiently Waiting sign in their window. Please include in the email where you live. We hope to feature some of these on our website. Pictures can be sent to: 

Invitation to Everyone
We should note that the Patiently Waiting Campaign is an invitation to adults and children. One does not have to be involved with the Children's Rosary to participate. 

The story behind the Patiently Waiting Campaign:
A number of years ago, I was walking past a home and in the window a sign read: Patiently Waiting.  It caught my attention.  Each time I walked past it each day I looked at it and was grateful for it. To see the sign made me happy inside. I wondered who put such a sign in their window.  Later I would find out it was a wonderfully holy priest.  After his passing, many shared how special this little sign was to them. It was so simple but it sent a ripple out into the community, a joyful one that is still moving in my heart years later even after the soul who placed it in his window has passed on.  This made me wonder, what if each of us put a sign in our windows?  What would be the effect...these speckles of love sprinkled all over the world. It was from this thought that the Patiently Waiting Campaign was born. 
                                                                                                             ~Blythe Kaufman

Immaculate Conception Novena November 29, 2018-December 7, 2018

In anticipation of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8th) consider saying this Novena from November 29th through December 7th.The following is the same prayer being said during the Novena at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy.
Immaculate Conception Novena 

Father, You prepared the Virgin Mary to be the worthy Mother of Your Son. You let her share beforehand in the salvation Christ would bring by His death, and kept her sinless from the first moment of her conception.

Help us by her prayers to live in Your presence without sin. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

(NCCB, Sacramentary, December 8: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, (p. 752-753).

In a special way we would like invite those joining us to pray for peace. In addition to the prayer listed above, we invite you to also say the Consecration prayers daily to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary listed on our favorite prayers page HERE

Thank you for joining us in this Novena. We will be praying for all those who are joining us before a first class relic of Bl. Stanislaus Papczynski, founder of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception. Bl Stanislaus frequently spoke and gave homilies about Mary's Immaculate Conception. We will be asking for his intercession through the course of this Novena. 

Thank you and may God Bless you. Amen

Church Teaching on the Immaculate Conception:

“Through the centuries the Church has become ever more aware that Mary, 'full of grace' through God, was redeemed from the moment of her conception. That is what the dogma of the Immaculate Conception confesses, as Pope Pius IX proclaimed in 1854:

The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin”. (Catechism of the Catholic Faith, 491).

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