Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Upcoming EWTN Airings of the Children's Rosary in September and October 2018

Airings can be viewed LIVE streaming from anywhere in the world. All air times are given in Eastern Time.  A copy of our Children's Rosary video, including all four mysteries of the Rosary and bonus features, is available to purchase HERE.


September 2nd 5:00 AM ET Africa
September 2nd 5PM ET Pacific Rim
September 3rd 10:30 AM ET Europe
September 3rd 5:00 PM ET Pacific Rim
September 4th 5PM ET Pacific Rim
September 5th 5PM ET Pacific Rim
September 6th 4:00PM United States
September 9 5:00 AM ET Africa
September 9th 5:00PM  ET Pacific Rim
September 10th 4:00 PM ET United States
September 10th 5PM ET Pacific Rim
September 11th 10:30 AM ET Europe
September 11th 5:00PM ET Pacific Rim
September 12th 5PM ET Pacific Rim
September 13th 5PM ET Pacific Rim
September 16th 5:00 AM ET Africa
September 16th 5:00PM ET Pacific Rim 
September 17th 5:00 PM ET Pacific Rim
September 18th 4:00PM ET United States

September 18th 4:00PM ET Canada
September 18th 5PM ET Pacific Rim
September 19th 5PM ET Pacific Rim
September 20th 5:00 PM ET Pacific Rim
September 23rd 5:00 AM ET Africa

September 26th 4:00 PM ET United States
September 26th 4:00 PM ET Canada
September 30th 5:00 AM ET Africa
October 7th 5:00 AM ET Africa
October 7th 4:00PM ET Pacific Rim
October 8th 4:00 PM ET United States
October 8th 4:00 PM ET Pacific Rim
October 9th 10:30 AM ET Europe
October 9th 4:00 PM ET Pacific Rim
October 10th 4:00 Pm ET Pacific Rim
October 11th 4:00PM ET Pacific Rim
October 14th 4:00 PM ET Pacific Rim
October 15th 4:00 PM ET Pacific Rim
October 16th 4:00 PM ET Pacific Rim
October 17th 4:00 PM ET Pacific Rim
October 18th 4:00 PM ET Pacific Rim
October 21st 5:00 AM ET Africa
October 21st 4:00 PM ET Pacific Rim
October 22nd 4:00 PM ET Pacific Rim
October 23rd 4:00 PM ET Pacific Rim
October 24th 4:00 PM ET United States
October 24th 4:00 PM ET Pacific Rim
October 25th 4PM ET Pacific Rim
October 28th 5:00 AM ET Africa
October 28th 4:00 PM ET Pacific Rim
October 29th 10:30 AM ET Europe
October 29th 4:00 PM ET Pacific Rim
October 30th 4:00PM ET Pacific Rim
October 31st 4:00 PM ET Pacific Rim
November 1st 4:00 PM ET United States
November 1st 4:00PM ET Pacific Rim
November 5th 4:00 PM ET Untied States
November 13th 4:00PM ET United States
November 21st 4:00PM ET United States

Saturday, September 15, 2018

When Do You Stop Needing Your Mother?

When a child is born a mother is born. Recently, I read a quote that suggested that the goal of motherhood is to raise your child to not need you anymore. As I pondered this thought, I began to think of Our Blessed Mother. She is the most perfect of Mothers. She is the model for us as mothers. I reflected on her son Jesus. Clearly the most perfect son. What was their relationship? As Jesus went through His Passion, his Mother was there. He did not choose to go through that painful experience without his Mother by His side. Jesus was completely obedient to the Father. If it did not please God the Father that Mary was there He could have asked Jesus to send her away. He did not. Therefore as we think of this scene of Mary at the foot of the Cross, we see that even the son of God was not expected to go through His Passion alone. It was good for Him to take consolation in the love of his Mother and have her by His side. 
The road of a Mother is not easy. Today we honor Our Lady of Sorrows. Jesus was perfect and yet his Mother suffered a great deal in being His Mother. Yet who would ever want to imagine Jesus on the Cross without His Mother by His side. 

The picture above was drawn by one of the members of the Children's Rosary when he was 9 years old.


Other Posts You May Enjoy:
Instructional Video on how to run your first Children's Rosary meeting
Doing Everything with Care


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, September 14, 2018

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. One of my kids took this picture of the rosaries we were gathering to send to one of the Children's Rosary groups. In looking at all these crosses something occurred to me, albeit very obvious, the Rosary is anchored to the cross. The Rosary leads you straight to the cross. The Rosary is Christ centered. Although it is often associated with Mary there can be no doubt the goal: to bring you closer to Our Lord. 
The Gospel today reminds us, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life." (John 3:16)

Add Your Light to Illuminate the Darkness

 
Many might not be aware but we have a special map on our www.childrensrosary.org site. This is called a View from Heaven. It is the view that we imagine Our Lord and Our Lady have when they look at the world. Instead of seeing the lights of homes and cars they see the lights of prayers. When a Children's Rosary group meets a blue twinkling light flashes on the View from Heaven map while they are praying. There is an invitation under the map to "join in prayer". By clicking the "join in prayer" button you can add a gold twinkling light for thirty minutes. We humbly ask each Children's Rosary group to pray for those unifying prayers so if a group is meeting the children are asked to pray for those joining in prayer. 

Even when a group is not meeting we hope to have a gold light twinkling flashing. While people come and go on the site not everyone hits the join in prayer button. We have found that if a light is twinkling then people are more likely to begin praying and click join in prayer.
We have a hope that the light on the View from Heaven will never go out and Our Lord and Our Lady will always find someone in prayer. To this end we have begun asking people to become "Core Lights" these are people who have committed to adding their light each day. They click the button and for thirty minutes pray. They simply say at the beginning of their time that they wish to unify prayers with the members of the Children's Rosary praying and by clicking the button they join those also unifying in prayer on the map.

We try to have Masses said for the "Core Lights". Today on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross a Mass is being celebrated for the sanctification of those who are "Core Lights" on our Children's Rosary website. If you would like to become a "Core Light" please email Blythe at blythe@childrensrosary.org

Thank you.

We made a little video that helps show the concept of the View from Heaven. It is available to view HERE. It is only 2 minutes.
One can also watch it narrated in Spanish HERE.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Children's Rosary - Joyful Mysteries Available to Download

On the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary we are excited to share with you that the Children's Rosary - Joyful Mysteries is available to download. 

Individuals and groups can now also download our theme song "Rosary Children" as well.

Click HERE to view download options. The Joyful Mysteries CD features the classical Marian Hymn: Basque Carol as well as a new song about St. Catherine of Siena.

The Children's Rosary physical CDs are still available to order through EWTN Religious Catalogue. These are available at a great savings. All three CDs are available for $15.00. To view our whole collection of materials available through EWTN Religious Catalogue click HERE.

EWTN Religious Catalogue Great Britain also carries our materials.
To view click HERE.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Today I saw something hopeful...something beautiful

Today I saw something hopeful...something beautiful. It was not this sunset. This is a picture from several months ago that one of my children took. What I saw today was during a Children's Rosary. We had a small group. Two of my children were there and another family. The other mother brought her new born baby and her 3 year old daughter. Her daughter who has been coming for a number of months has show so much growth at each passing meeting. At first she only would kneel for a short time with the other children and then she wanted to go back to her mom. Gradually over our meetings she stayed the whole time kneeling before Our Lady. She timidly would place a rose before Our Lady and now with great confidence she goes and places a rose very carefully at the foot of Our Blessed Mother at the end of the decades. Last meeting she stood up with the older children with the important role of holding the Children's Rosary book. This she held for the other children to look at as they were leading. Today she again took her place next to one of my sons at the podium to hold a Children's Rosary book. Although both my son's know the prayers they liked having her there to hold the book and also show them the pictures that go with each mystery. Toward the end of the Rosary, I asked her if she could say the words "Hail Mary" and then Kostin could continue leading. At first she was too shy to do this so Kostin in a very soft voice would say Hail Mary and then she with an even fainter voice said "full of grace". As the decade continued she continued to add her part: full of grace. There was something beautiful about a sweet innocent child participating in the angelic salutation to Our Lady. Indeed, Our Lady is full of grace. 

Today this was all the little girl in our group felt comfortable saying but this was enough. The rest of the prayers were said by one of my sons as they led but for all of us her two words drew attention to a beautiful part of the prayer. During the last few Hail Mary's, her little voice could be heard adding a bit more to the prayer. Indeed today I saw something hopeful...something beautiful. The beauty came not only from the little one but also from the tenderness of the older children whose prayers seemed all the more heartfelt because they accompanied a littler soul just taking her first steps in prayer. 

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
Instructional Video on how to run your first Children's Rosary meeting

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

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Pilgrimage to the National Marian Shrine Mariamabad


We received some pictures today from the Children's Rosary in Pakistan. Some members of the Children's Rosary made a pilgrimage to the National Shrine Mariamabad in Pakistan.

In reading more about Mariamabad I found out that this is a site of annual pilgrimage for the September 8th Feast of the Birth of Mary. Mariamabad came into existence in 1892. The land of approximately 150 acres was purchased by a Capuchin Bishop for Christians to live and work. The name Mariamabad means City of Mary in the language of Urdu. The tradition of making this pilgrimage dates back to 1949. This is one of the oldest Catholic settlements in Pakistan. 
Approximately 1 million pilgrims visit the site each year. There is a prominent Statue of Mary and a grotto. We are including some pictures that were sent to us today from the pilgrimage visit. 






Wishing You All a Happy Feast of the Nativity of Mary