Monday, January 15, 2018

New Children's Rosary at St. Joseph School in Pakistan

There is exciting news to share from Pakistan. A new Children's Rosary group began on October 4th at St. Joseph Haghi School in Pakistan. The children were able to pray at a large event held at the school during the days of October 4,5, 6th of 2017. 

There were performances done over these days. One can see the elaborate costumes the children wore during those days. 


The group leader was able to visit the different classes and give the children Rosaries we had sent. These rosaries the children use during their Children's Rosary meetings. 



There are 125 children who participate in the Children's Rosary at the school. During the month of October, the children met daily to pray the Rosary. 

They now continue to meet weekly on Fridays between 10-11AM local time. We welcome this new Children's Rosary group to the Children's Rosary. 




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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: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Artículo Reciente de Noticias ZENIT Sobre el Rosario de Niños


Recientemente, ZENIT presentó un artículo sobre Rosario de Niños. Para leerlo, haga clic AQUÍ.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Epiphany Surprise!

This is a follow-up to the Epiphany Sunday 2018 post. In that post we shared that there was a new Children's Rosary group which had formed at Mary Mother of Divine Shepherd Parish in Uganda. Two additional Children's Rosary groups had also formed in the outposts of this Parish. 

We shared the story of these children on Epiphany Sunday as we celebrated the gift of these new groups to Our Lord. God in His generosity had a surprise for the children when they arrived for their Children's Rosary Sunday. A new baby goat had been born that day at the Church. This brought excitement for the children. Both pictures shown above were taken on Epiphany Sunday. The children shown in the photo are members of the Children's Rosary at Mary Mother of Divine Shepherd Parish in Uganda. The Parish has a few goats but a new baby always brings joy. It is wonderful to think and marvel at the care Our Lord takes to give gifts to us at just the right time. He does it not because we deserve the gifts but because He takes pleasure in sharing His love with us. One can imagine the children laughing and playing with the baby goat. It gives me great joy to think of them. Oh, how kind Our Lord is to us... we think to give Him gifts on Epiphany and it is He who comes bearing gifts.

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A Countryside Transformed through Prayer

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: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Epiphany Sunday 2018

It is with great excitement I share with you the formation of three new Children's Rosary groups in Uganda. These are our first Children's Rosary groups in the Diocese of Kasana-Luwero.  We celebrate this in a special way today, Epiphany Sunday, when we remember the Magi bringing gifts before the crib of Jesus.  

What are the treasures we have to share with Our Lord? One of our most precious treasures we can share with Our Lord is our children. Look at some of the members of the Children's Rosary from Mary Mother of Divine Shepherd Parish in Uganda.  

One can imagine that all Heaven delights to see them kneeling in prayer of the Rosary before their Mother Mary. Today the Pastor pictured below will be meeting with seminarians and others who will help him in bringing more of the children of the parish together into Children's Rosary prayer groups. Let us pray for him in this endeavor. He has 17 outposts in his parish. So far he has been able to initiate three groups: one in the main parish and two additional ones in the outposts.

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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: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Children's Rosary In Naples, Florida Celebrates their 5 Year Anniversary!

The Children's Rosary at St. Agnes Church in Naples, Florida USA will be meeting today at 9:30 AM EST. They will be celebrating their 5 year anniversary. Their first meeting was held on January 5th 2013 the Memorial of St. John Neumann. They have met these five years on the first Saturday of the month. The group has a mixture of English and Spanish speaking children. We thank these children for their faithfulness to prayer.

We also invite others to join them in prayer this morning. Please look on our View from Heaven map in 10 minutes and you will see their blue flashing light twinkling in Naples Florida.  Please consider clicking "join in prayer" and adding your gold twinkling light to the View from Heaven map.

See pictures from their first meeting in 2013 HERE

Friday, January 5, 2018

A Child's Cross Made Out of Snow

Yesterday afternoon around 3PM we gathered to say the Rosary. Outside the wind howled and snow swirled. We were in the middle of the "bomb cyclone".  As we described yesterday, the size and severity of this storm were considerable. While the kids had spent some of the day outside, an idea came just before starting the Rosary. 

The idea was to make a large Cross on our front lawn out of snow. Kostin, our 13 year old son, was so excited by this idea he could barely last through the Rosary. Light would be going quickly as the days are short in the winter and the temperatures were dropping.  Both our boys headed out. Kostin told Asher he would need help.The vertical tower went up fast. Watching from the window and seeing the wind I began to think I was watching a Jenga game. One after another buckets of snow were pilled on top of one another reaching to almost 7 feet. A step stool was even brought out.  It was with the last bucket at around 7 feet tall that the whole column went tumbling down. Oh, I thought nice try. But this would not deter the two. 

They were quickly back to making their column again. Water was added which quickly froze to help provide strength. The snow was very dry and would not stick together so water was needed.  Asher our 10 year old came in to reveal his gloves which had been dipped in the water now had icicles at the tip. His poor fingers were so cold. Work continued. The center column seemed stable but there was the question of how to  add the cross portion. Different attempts were made. One attempt with sticks did not work and caused a destabilized of the column and collapse.
Then Kostin had a clever idea. He rebuilt the column up to the level of where he would have the cross begin and taking a board he stuck it in a bucket of snow. He did this on both ends making a dumbbell shape. Then the two boys tried to lift it. They struggled together in the wind. It was a mighty feat to raise it up high enough. And then it was there in place. There was excitement but within moments it was down again. The board now was taken up by Kostin who beat it into the snow. The attempts went on well after dark. It was hard to believe they could stand the cold. Yet they did. 


But as 7PM came, the troops were tired. There was only a heap of snow...no cross. I encouraged Kostin that the following day he could try again. Indeed, with the new day he asked to go out and try again. This time he went out alone. The wind was so cold. After a long time of working he came inside. He wanted to show us the Cross he had made. It stood beautifully in front of our house. The sign in our window was also visible that said Christ is Born. I could not get over how cold it was when I went outside and could not believe he had been out for so long. After Asher took a few pictures, Kostin went to work with a new idea. 

He wanted to add rays to the Cross. He used icicles that had formed on the side of our house to make the rays. Kostin came to call us out again to see the final creation. It was just noon on the First Friday of the Month which seemed appropriate. As we stood in front of the house looking at this Cross a car went by and beeped. It was the priest from the Church near our house. We screamed and pointed at the Cross. We were so excited for someone to see it. 

There had been so much work...so many failed attempts in the cold and wind but perseverance had payed off. There was a beautiful pure white Cross that stood despite the beating wind that blew against it. The Cross had glistening rays of ice that came forth from the Cross harkening to Easter only a few months away and also to the Mercy of Our Lord. We took a moment to Consecrate this Cross to Jesus through Mary. It was a gift from the heart given with love. We sprayed the Cross with holy water we had for blessing our house. We wanted it to be a blessed Cross that might touch hearts. We prayed before the Cross for our family but also for all the members of the Children's Rosary. You were with us during this project. We are so excited to share this Cross made out of snow with all of you.

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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: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org


Thursday, January 4, 2018

"Bomb Cyclone" Hits East Coast of the United States

For veterans of snow storms in the North East of the United States this week we have been hearing terms unfamiliar to us. My husband had to ask, "what is a Snow Bomb?" To which he was told it is a hurricane in a snow storm. The official meteorologic term they are using is  "Bomb Cyclone" which was the first I have heard of such things. Apparently it is a mid-latitude cyclone that intensifies rapidly. ... one expert was quoted as saying, "they just kind of explode". It has the effect of instantly appearing and getting very strong. So within the snow storm there can be some explosive events. They are predicting it could be one of the most intense bomb cyclones in the east coast in decades.  But whatever you call it the storm is here. High wind gusts and lots of snow are falling. 


Asher, our ten year old, was sent out for some documentation. See photos. The top picture is of our street. We should also mention it is bitterly cold, too. Asher showed me a very red finger that resulted after being exposed to the elements just long enough to capture some images. 

We also have a few pictures taken from inside our home looking out.  One of the effects of blustery winds is snow within our windows. We have old windows but I still never understood how snow gets inside a storm window. But such are some mysteries that for the moment remain unsolved.

If you are wondering what Kostin is doing? He is outside, too. He has not divulged what he is going to create...not sure if he knows yet.  The kids were able to make snow forts for protection with each hiding in their cavern of snow only popping up to hurl a snow ball at the other fort.

Snow storms of this magnitude are amazing to me. They bring a bustling society to a halt. Families stay home and try to stay warm. 

It also brings more time for quiet prayer. Keeping you all in prayer.
God bless you.

Your Friend in Christ,
Blythe


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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: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org