Saturday, April 21, 2018

Mass held in the Philippines to Celebrate the 7 Year Anniversary of the Children's Rosary

The Children's Rosary from San Isidro Parish Cathedral held a special Anniversary Mass on April 10th. We received this note from the group leader on April 11th:
We celebrated Children's Rosary Founding Anniversary yesterday. We offered a Mass presided by Fr. Juverson Mabasa at Sto. Niño Chapel, Barangay 9, Malaybalay City. Here are the pictures:


The group leader shared that she was able to make arroz caldo for a snack after the Mass for the children. More more I am seeing through the years and the reports of different groups, that having little snacks of food when possible for the children after meetings or on special celebrations is a welcome addition.

We are so grateful for the special effort the children and adults made to remember the beginning of the Children's Rosary. In keeping with the example of Our Lady who always points to her Son, it is beautiful to see the children remembering the day by attending a Mass. The Mass was held on the exact Anniversary date of Tuesday April 10th.

We also received word that there are efforts to begin an additional Children's Rosary group in Malaybalay. Please keep these efforts and the group leader who has had poor health, requiring hospitalization, in your prayers. Thank 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
Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site Web:www.rosairedesenfants.org

Thursday, April 19, 2018

54 Masses Offered

On April 18th we concluded an Anniversary novena of Masses. This has become an annual tradition each year to have 2 consecutive 9 day novenas of Masses celebrated surrounding the anniversary of the Children's Rosary which is April 10th. 

From April 1st through April 9th three Masses were said daily for the fulfillment of Our Lady's plans. From April 10th until April 18th three Masses were said daily in thanksgiving. We are grateful to the many people who contributed donations which allowed us to request 54 Masses in total. It is interesting this novena of Masses turned out to mirror in many ways a 54 day Rosary novena. We had 27 Masses in petition and 27 Masses in thanksgiving. One of the other interesting things we noticed during these 18 days was the many days we had snow. 

Snow in April in Connecticut can certainly happen although somewhat unusual. Yet we had snow many days during the novena. Even this past Monday April 16th we had ice falling that covered many plants and even the new pansies the kids had planted two days earlier. There is something very special about a new snow fall. There is something majestic about it. A fresh coat of snow makes everything look new and clean. It also seemed to increase the expectation of many in the region for spring or at least the warm days of spring. Yet today we had a beautiful surprise, seeds the kids had planted were up!

In discussing with my husband, who is Jewish,  our 7 year anniversary of the Children's Rosary, I mentioned how it felt particularly special since there are many Biblical references to the year 7. There are also agricultural connections to the year 7. Having attended a lecture on gardening one of the speakers mentioned that if you have diseases with your tomato plants one of the ways to get rid of it is to let the land lay fallow for 7 years. Essentially seven years is needed to "clean"  or renew the soil. My husband mentioned that the number 18 is significant in the Jewish faith. He explained that the Hebrew letters also represent numbers. The Hebrew letter that represents 18 also means "life". Therefore many Jewish people give monetary gifts such as at Bar Mitzvahs in multiples of 18.  Seeing that our anniversary novena ended on the 18th it was interesting to contemplate the connection with life coming forth. 

During our anniversary novena of Masses, we had a surprise. This past weekend a message came across our Children's Rosary website (www.childrensrosary.org) that indicated the memory on the site was exceeded. This was good news in many ways as it was an indication of the growth we have seen. The number of groups and meetings that were scheduled had reached a level too high to be accommodated on a simple shared server. While we were able to remove some information that allowed us to drop temporarily under the memory limit we realized our days on the shared server were very limited. The news is in many ways exciting. There is a feeling that Our Lady is preparing us for what is to come and readying us to accommodate even more groups and display many more meetings of children praying around the world. Given our rather immediate need to move to a larger server and the cost associated with the migration, we are humbly asking for donations to help with this effort.

We see this move as a way to update some functions on the registration and provide the site many more years of growth and functionality. This site is a multi-lingual site integrating English, Spanish and French information and interactive functionality on the View from Heaven map. As the numbers of visitors to the site has also grown we have experienced the site crash do to the number of people visiting the site. This new home for the Children's Rosary website would allow us to accommodate high traffic to the site. This will allow Our Lady the resources to reach more souls including many children.

If people are able to help us we would be most grateful. We are hoping to raise $7,000. 
Donations are tax deductible in the United States. 

Donations can be made out to Children's Rosary and mailed to:
PO Box 271743
West Hartford, CT 06127 USA
Donations can also be made online HERE

Thank you for your generosity. We are excited to see where Our Lady is leading us. 

May Our Lady and Our Lord bless you and your families.

Monday, April 16, 2018

A Beautiful Way to Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy with Children

We would like to share a Chaplet of Divine Mercy recorded by two members of the Children's Rosary. This can be heard free on our website HERE.

May I humbly share the background of this recording. Once a month members of the Children's Rosary lead a LIVE Rosary on Radio Maria Radio. The children are also asked to lead a Chaplet of Divine Mercy. My small role in the hour is to introduce various parts. Month after month I would listen to these two young girls leading the Chaplet. It was one of the most moving versions of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy I have heard. It was so precious to hear little Emily, age 6, with her pleading voice saying, "Have mercy on us and on the whole world". 

As time has a way of moving very fast, we felt that before such a precious moment was lost we should record these two sweet girls praying the Chaplet.  This version of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is available on our website.



Permission for the audio recording of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy was granted by the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Remembering Sister Dang

We recently received the sad news that Sr. Dang died on the Wednesday before Easter.  She was buried on Good Friday. Sr. Dang was the Children's Rosary group leader at Bui Chu Orphanage in Vietnam. She is pictured above in purple kneeling next to Tran who is also kneeling with a white t shirt and wearing glasses. We humbly ask those seeing this post to say a Hail Mary for the repose of her soul. She loved the Children's Rosary. 

Tran was able to visit her grave and bring flowers. He will be visiting the children on April 15th at Bui Chu Orphanage. The children in this group meet daily at 11AM local time in Vietnam (midnight ET). They will continue to hold their Children's Rosary group meetings.

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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
Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site Web:www.rosairedesenfants.org


Thursday, April 12, 2018

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also"

We recently received this Spiritual Bouquet in honor of the Children's Rosary Anniversary. The Children's Rosary Apostolate, members and benefactors were enrolled for one year as a patron of the Grotto Shrine in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes. This enrollment includes remembrance at daily Mass and all Sunday Masses as well as a special monthly Mass the first Saturday of each month, remembrance in the intentions of the Rosary recited at the Grotto during May and October, and special remembrance on August 15th the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin.

These Masses will be celebrated at the:
Shrine in Honor of Our Lady of Lourdes Assumption Church
13770 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48205 USA

A short history of the Shrine was given on the back of the card:
On May 29th 1881 the Grotto Shrine in Honor of Our Lady of Lourdes was formally dedicated. One year later, April 30 1882 Pope Leo XIII signed a proclamation authorizing the shrine for devotions and granted partial and plenary indulgences for all who visited the Grotto and prayer for the propagation of the faith.

We are very grateful for this beautiful Spiritual Bouquet! These prayers are indeed a great treasure. Their value is stored in heaven safe from earthly decay and of great benefit to us all.

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First Children's Rosary Meeting in Russia

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
Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site Web:www.rosairedesenfants.org

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Masses of Thanksgiving

On Easter we began a 9 day novena of Masses for the fulfillment of Our Lady's plans for the Children's Rosary. As the children and I looked around our home all nature seemed ready to burst forth. Buds were just waiting to open and yet they were not. We shared the picture below which was taken on Easter. 

We could imagine as we looked at the forsythia buds that in a similar way Our Lady's plans were just waiting to unfold. On the second day of the novena a layer of snow covered all the bushes in our yard. In a special way, the layer of crystal white snow seemed a special blessing. The buds still tightly shut were each capped with a delicate cover of snow.
The warm sun came out and the snow quickly melted. Many of the days of the novena snow was seen falling. Sometimes just a brief snow flurry in the morning other days much more snow. On April 9th, the last of the Masses were said for the fulfillment of Our Lady's plans for the Children's Rosary. In total 3 Masses were said daily for 9 days totally 27 Masses. On April 10th the 7 year anniversary of the Children's Rosary more snow fell. These pictures were taken on the anniversary (see below):

The buds that at the beginning of the novena had been all closed now had opened. Each flower was washed with snow and clear water dripped from the petals. We marveled to see nature and how it seemed to so beautifully reflect how we hoped to help Our Lady unfold Her plans. Toward the end of the day my husband came home from work. He shared that during his drive home a rainbow had come across the sky. He had snapped a picture but as in many cases with pictures it did not capture the full majesty of the moment. 

One might wonder what has happened? Masses were offered but what has resulted. What was Our Lady able to purchase with those Masses? What has unfolded? The answer is simply: Trust. We are little children. Our Heavenly Mother sees so much and our role as children is not to question but simply to give the little we have to Our Lady and do it with love. She is working to be sure. On Divine Mercy Sunday on the ground before the Blessed Sacrament several pictures were put out by the priest overseeing the event. The pictures were created with broken glass. There was a picture of Our Lord on the sea. In the distance was a boat with the apostles inside. As I looked at this scene my heart was drawn in. One word kept coming into my heart: Trust. We are surely on a boat at sea. Our Lady is close at hand but out on the water is her Son. Our Lady in Her gentleness reassures us that we are headed in the right direction. She guides our gaze to our sole focus which is Jesus. It is His pleasure we seek. The Masses and prayers are not to bring us satisfaction at what is attained but rather to bring joy to Jesus through the work of Our Lady. 

Indeed, Our Lady helps us to not lose focus and to stay perfectly on course. Her plans are always perfectly aligned to the plans of God. 

Beginning on April 10th we began a second novena of Masses. These were Masses offered in thanksgiving. Three Masses daily will be celebrated through April 18th. In total 27 Masses will be celebrated in thanksgiving. The total number of Masses between the two novenas is 54. Our role now is to thank God for His generosity in helping to further Our Lady's plans. We trust God has granted great gifts to Our Blessed Mother. As trusting children now we simply thank Him.

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Procession in the Philippines to Honor the Holy Child

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
Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site Web:www.rosairedesenfants.org

Upcoming Airings of the Children's Rosary on EWTN for April, May and June 2018


Airings can be viewed on EWTN Global Catholic Network and 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 through EWTN HERE.

April 12th 10:30 AM Europe
April 12th 4PM US and Canada
April 15th 5AM Africa
April 16th 10:30 AM Europe
April 20th 4PM US and Canada
April 22 5AM Africa
April 23rd 4PM US and Canada 
April 24th 10:30 AM Europe
April 29th 5AM Africa
May 1st 4PM US and Canada
May 2nd 10:30 AM Europe
May 6th 5AM Africa
May 6th 5PM Pacific Rim
May 7th 5PM Pacific Rim
May 8th 4PM US and Canada
May 8th 5PM Pacific Rim
May 9th 5PM Pacific Rim
May 10th 10:30 AM Europe
May 10th 5PM Pacific Rim
May 13th 5PM Pacific Rim
May 14th 10:30 AM Europe
May 14th 5PM Pacific Rim
May 15th 5PM Pacific Rim 
May 16th 10:30 AM Europe
May 16th 4PM US and Canada
May 16th 5PM Pacific Rim
May 17th Pacific Rim 5PM
May 20 5PM Pacific Rim
May 21 5PM Pacific Rim
May 22nd 10:30 AM Europe
May 22 5PM Pacific Rim
May 23rd 5PM Pacific Rim
May 24th 4PM US and Canada
May 25th 10:30 AM Europe
May 24th 5PM Pacific Rim
May 27th 5AM Africa

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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

Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site Web:www.rosairedesenfants.org