Saturday, June 25, 2016

14 New Children's Rosary Groups Form in Kenya!

We have received some wonderful news this week.  Br. Cleophus has shared that 14 new Children's Rosary groups have formed in the region of Rombo, Kenya.  This is a rural region near the border of Tanzania with many small outposts and communities.  The picture above was taken on June 12th 2016.  This is the new Children's Rosary group at St. Mathias Mulumba Maili Tatu.  

Please continue to keep Br. Cleophus in your prayers as he has been recovering from an infection in his spinal cord.  Despite this serious illness he continues to try to be present with the children when they meet to pray.  The meeting on June 12th pictured above  he attended after being discharged the prior day from the hospital.  

We hope in the coming weeks to continue to feature some of these new Children's Rosary groups that have formed in Kenya.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Mass Offered Tomorrow for all the Members of the Children's Rosary


A Mass will be offered tomorrow, through the Capuchin Missions, for all the members of the Children's Rosary and all who help the Children's Rosary.  We continue to have a Mass said for the this intention on the 25th of each month. The Eucharist is such a powerful gift from Our Lord that when I wanted to extend thanksgiving to all of you I knew of no better way to express my gratitude.  May Our Lord's love be poured down on all of you through the powerful sacrifice of the Holy Mass. 

The children pictured above are members of our Children's Rosary from Musa Dughl, Pakistan.

On this beautiful Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist we celebrate the gift of so many children joined together around the world through the Children's Rosary.  Their prayers are so precious and we thank each child who kneels with rosaries in hand to offer up their prayers to Heaven.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

New Children's Rosary in Vietnam to Meet on the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

We are very excited to share that our first Children's Rosary group in Vietnam will meet on June 24th: the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.  A week ago we received a letter from the Pastor of Long Dien Parish in Bien Hoa City, Vietnam.  He expressed interest in starting a Children's Rosary group in his parish of 5,000!  We received a note a few days later that they had chosen the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist as their first meeting date. The children will be gathering together at 10 AM local time June 24th (9PM ET June 23rd) to hold their first Children's Rosary.  


The Pastor of Long Dien Parish sent several pictures of the children from his parish who will be participating in the Children's Rosary.  He shared that his parish loves the Rosary.  

Please consider unifying prayers with the children.  They will be praying for those unifying prayers with them.  Given the significant time difference between the US and Vietnam their meeting will be at  9PM ET June 23rd.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

St. Jean Vianney's Thoughts on Public Prayer



Recently in reading the book the Curé d'Ars to the children, I came upon this beautiful little portion about the power of coming together in prayer which I wanted to share:
"He (St. Jean Vianney) preferred public prayer to private prayers. "Private Prayer," he used to say resembles straw scattered here and there over a field; if it is set on fire, the flame is not a powerful one; but if you gather those scattered straws into a bundle, the flame is bright, and rises in a lofty column towards the sky: such is public prayer."

Indeed we hope these Children's Rosary groups meeting around the world will be like bright lights going up to heaven.  The photo above was taken of eight Children's Rosary groups meeting together at St. Anthony Parish in Ogbodu Aba, Nigeria.  If you would like to consider starting a Children's Rosary group in your parish more information is provided HERE.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Reflections from the Global Rosary Relay for Priests 2016

We received this beautiful picture from our Children's Rosary group at St. Mary's Parish in Pontiac, Illinois USA.  This is the second year they have participated in the Global Rosary Relay for Priests. It was particularly special to see that their parish priest, Fr. Cesarek, joined the children in prayer.

The children joined others praying at over 100 shrines in 50 countries praying in succession for the sanctification of priests.

We also received a note from our Children's Rosary group at St. Mary's Church in Pine Bluff, Wisconsin. They too participated in the Global Rosary Relay for Priests for the second year in a row.  The group leader shared that they decided to hold their monthly Children's Rosary slightly later in the day on June 3rd, so they could unify their prayers with those at the Shrine of Our Lady of Einsiedeln in Switzerland. Our group leader, Kellie, thought this providential as St. Mary's Church in Pine Bluff, WI is very close to "America's Little Switzerland" (New Glarus, WI).  Swiss heritage is very strong in this region so all were excited to have the opportunity to unify prayers with those in Switzerland for the sanctification of our priests.

We hope these prayers of the children on the World Day of Prayer for Priests are a special way for these little ones to help their shepherds.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Mass Offered for Renewal of Family Prayer

A Mass was offered this past Saturday for Renewal of Family Prayer. We have a Mass said for this intention on the first Saturday of every month.  Pope John Paul II was fond of saying, "As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live."

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Join Us For the Global Rosary Relay for Priests!


The Children's Rosary has once again been invited to participate in the annual Global Rosary Relay for Priests which begins tomorrow.  This is something we are very excited about and hope many children will want to join in!  The Global Rosary Relay for priests will be held on June 3rd 2016 which is the World Day of Prayer for Priests and the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Beginning in Siberia every 15 or 30 minutes a Rosary is led at a different Shrine for the sanctification of priests.  Over 100 Shrines will be participating from over 50 countries.  Pope Francis has even conveyed an Apostolic Blessing to all who participate.  Click HERE to see the schedule of when shrines are meeting.

Members of the Children's Rosary are encouraged to unify prayers with a Shrine of their choosing and pray a Rosary for the sanctification of priests on June 3rd.  Children's Rosary groups already meeting on June 3rd may choose to unify as a group with a Shrine.  Groups  that would not normally meet on June 3rd, could arrange to hold an extra meeting on that day to help add to the prayer power of the day for priests.

Last year members of the Children's Rosary participated and some groups even sent in pictures from their meetings.  We are very grateful to Marion Mulhull, founder of Worldpriest, for inviting the members of the Children's Rosary to participate.