Monday, February 18, 2019

Remembering Nico Ossemann

Nico Ossemann passed away unexpectedly on February 5th 2019. He was 96 years old. Nico Ossemann has been a great friend to the Children's Rosary. He completed the first translation of our Children's Rosary book into French. Others helped in the proofing of the final translation but it was Nico Ossemann that performed the initial translation and is listed as one of two translators on our French version of the Children's Rosary book. His wife has also been committed to praying for the Children's Rosary. Their assistance has been tremendous. 

Through the translation that Nico Ossemann helped in completing, French speaking children now have the opportunity to participate in the Children's Rosary. Our new Children's Rosary in Seychelles uses these books, our group in Haiti, and Belgium. By the grace of God many more children will use these materials and can join other children praying around the world. Indeed, he helped to open the door through language to a great many children to unify in prayer of the Rosary with other children around the world.

Guido Ossemann, shared at his father's funeral Mass: "he always asked why God gave him such a long life. I think I know why: to be a witness for the three theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity, the first three beads of the Rosary." Nico Ossemann carried the same rosary with him for 88 years.  His Maxim for his life which was included in his obituary: "A human being can't live on earth without having in his mind and in his heart a tiny part of Heaven".

We are most grateful for the prayers and assistance Nico Ossemann offered so generously to the Children's Rosary. His wife, who survives him, has prayed for the Children's Rosary for 5 years and we thank her as well. 

I humbly ask those who are reading this to say three Hail Marys for the repose of the soul of Nico Ossemann and two more Hail Marys for his family. Thank you very much.

* The photo above is of Nico Ossemann and John Paul II. Later in his professional life, Nico Ossemann, was regularly at the Vatican and had the blessing of meeting with St. John Paul II on more then one occasion.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

"Blessed Are They That Hope in the Lord"

The children above are from our Children's Rosary in Muhammad Pura Pakistan. This is an outpost of St. Francis Xavier Parish. The outpost in Muhammad Pura has no structure so the children have been meeting for over two years outside. The weather in Pakistan is warm most of the year but in the winter it is cold and this year they have even had significant snowfall. 

We received word this past week that the children would like to build a Church in their town. They have even decided to name it after St. Anthony of Padua. They have begun to save for the building of the Church. People from the village have contributed. Today in Mass as the Responsorial Psalm was read, "Blessed are they that hope in the Lord," I thought of this Children's Rosary group. I thought of the hope these children have in their hearts. They pray and trust and through this Our Lord can do amazing things. 

The first Children's Rosary group to build a Church in Pakistan was in Sago Bago. Last year, a second Children's Rosary group successfully built a Church located in Kotly Raet Wali, Pakistan. They named their Church after the Holy Spirit. Indeed, the children give a beautiful example of how Our Lord does bless those that hope in the Lord. 

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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.
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, February 15, 2019

Children's Rosary Banner Available to Order

We are excited to share that the Children's Rosary banner is available to order. The banner measures 3 feet tall by 5 feet wide and has six grommets for hanging - four on the top and two on the bottom.

The banner can be used at meetings, during processions or at information tables such as at a Parish ministry fair. Banners ship in 1-2 weeks plus transit time. Order early if you would like one for a specific date. 

*We do ask that if Children's Rosary groups would like a banner they order this official one. We would like to have continuity within the prayer group movement. If there is a difficulty in ordering a banner, such as those groups outside the US, please contact Blythe Kaufman (blythe@childrensrosary.org) to obtain permission for private printing. 

The materials we have developed are to help Children's Rosary groups and allow them to function smoothly and have a clear identity in a school or parish. Having a banner is optional for a group but can be a wonderful addition. The same company producing the banner is also producing our Children's Rosary T-Shirts. Therefore, if you are putting in an order also consider adding our official shirts. This is great for the group leader and for the children, too! The larger the quantity of T-Shirts ordered the more the price per T-Shirt drops.  You can mix and match sizes both youth and adult and languages (English, Spanish or French) and still get the larger quantity discount. 

Our Children's Rosary books, CDs, DVD and Cards are available to order through EWTN Religious Catalogue. View Collection HERE.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Children's Rosary at St. Malachy Parish in Tamarac, Florida

The Children's Rosary at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Tamarac, Florida USA recently sent us these pictures from their February 2nd monthly meeting. The group leader shared that the Pastor, Father O'Dwyer, has been a great supporter of the group. "He hasn't missed even one of our meetings." The Children's Rosary began at this Parish on May 5th 2018. 
We are grateful to the Children's Rosary group leader for not only initiating a Children's Rosary at her parish in Florida but also for bringing Children's Rosary materials to a school in Haiti during a visit last year. 
Other Posts You May Enjoy:

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, February 12, 2019

"It Just Warms My Heart so Much to Know We are Uniting Our Prayers"

Today we received a letter. It read:

I just wanted to tell you how happy it makes me to see the lights on the View from Heaven! It just warms my heart so much to know we are uniting our prayers. Please thank the children for me!
                  - Barbara
It is a joy to receive such letters. This has been our hope that the View from Heaven map on our Children's Rosary website would be a way for many souls to be connected in prayer. The map displays Children's Rosary groups actively praying as blue twinkling lights. There is an invitation to unify in prayer by clicking a button "Join in Prayer". This adds a gold twinkling light for thirty minutes to the map. We have some individuals who have decided to be "Core Lights". These are people that daily come to the site and hit join in prayer and add their light. In this way more and more the map has at least one light flashing...one soul praying. If there are others who would like to become a core light please email Blythe at blythe@childrensrosary.org  For those who would like to periodically visit the site and add your light we welcome you. Thank you for adding your light. It means a great deal to others who add their light and look for others. Some of the gold lights represent families with children. Seeing new and familiar lights is exciting. 

We have made a video to provide the idea behind the View from Heaven. The video in English is provided here: A View from Heaven. We also have the video narrated in Spanish by a child.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes!


Dear Friends,
Happy Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes! This is the 4th anniversary of the release of our Children's Rosary theme song: Rosary Children. We include the link to the song now with lyrics added to the video. Many Children's Rosary groups have chosen to sing this at the end of their meetings. We have the sheet music available to download as a pdf on our website. 

The refrain has such a beautiful and simple message:
"We are Rosary Children with these beads we're building a world of peace and love." 

We thank God for Our Blessed Mother and also for the many children who follow the example of St. Bernadette and pick up their rosaries and pray each day.

Photo credit: drawing done by Kostin, age 13, a member of the Children's Rosary.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

New Children's Rosary in Pakistan: February 1st 2019

A new Children's Rosary held their first meeting in Sahnky, Pakistan on Friday February 1st. They will be meeting each Friday at noon to hold their Children's Rosary. 

The children were each able to receive a rosary. They lined up with big smiles each waiting his or her turn.

We wanted to share pictures of the children receiving rosaries that we sent to them. Many have put much love and effort into making the rosaries that were sent. 
We thank those who have donated rosaries and also help with donations that allow us to send these packages. 
We welcome this new Children's Rosary group in Pakistan!

Other Posts You May Enjoy:

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