Thursday, March 9, 2023

Children's Rosary Informational Meeting for Canada

We are excited to announce we have a Children's Rosary informational meeting scheduled via Zoom for Canada at 8:00 pm Eastern time March 16, 2023. We hope any existing Children's Rosary group leaders from Canada can attend and anyone interested in finding out more about the Children's Rosary prayer group movement. Blythe Kaufman, founder of the Children's Rosary, and Mary Ann Swain, Director of Parish and School Outreach, will be in attendance. The link for the meeting is provided below:

Topic: Children's Rosary Informational Meeting for Canada
Time: Mar 16, 2023 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 895 0340 0170
Passcode: 110005

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Children's Rosary Meeting in Jinja, Uganda, March 5, 2023

We received this picture today from the Children's Rosary in Jinja, Uganda. This Children's Rosary group meets each Sunday at 4:00 pm local time. Three seminarians are featured above who help to lead this group. One is pictured with a Children's Rosary T-shirt, and the other two seminarians are holding the Children's Rosary banner. We were able to visit this Children's Rosary group in the summer of 2019. 

Sunday, January 29, 2023

New Children's Rosary in Kilkenny, Ireland

We are excited to share some recent pictures from the new Children's Rosary at St. Fiacre's Church, Loughboy, Kilkenny, Ireland. They held their first meeting on December 1, 2022. They meet every Thursday evening. We welcome these children in a special way to the Children's Rosary!

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Novena for Christian Unity January 18-26, 2023

 Novena for Christian Unity through the Intercession of Bl. Maria Gabriella  

God please hear our supplication through the intercession of Bl. Maria Gabriella for Christian unity. May each of us and the Children's Rosary be an instrument in Your hands to knit all that has been pulled apart into one tapestry of prayer, love and peace doing all according to Your holy Will. 

Remembering the words from Scripture when Our Lord prayed, "May all be one; even as You Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me". (John 17:21) Amen.

For 9 days, please say 3 Glory Be prayers each day accompanied by the prayer above.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins on January 18th 2023. It has been a tradition for the Children's Rosary to pray in a special way for Christian Unity in a Novena.  As Bl. Gabriella dedicated her life for the intention of Christian Unity it seemed particularly special to pray through her intercession. 

A Rosary will be prayed each day of the novena before a first class relic of Bl. Gabriella for the intention above and for those individuals joining us in this novena. 

Bl. Gabriella was born in 1914 and died at the age of 25 in 1939.  She was beatified on January 25th by Pope John Paul II 1983.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Epiphany 2023


Last Sunday, the Children's Rosary at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford, Connecticut, met for prayers. A tiny nativity scene was set up. As six-year-old Abigail entered the chapel, she immediately saw the Holy Family statues and carried over a gift she had brought. It was a tiny soccer ball for baby Jesus. She positioned Jesus with the ball between his arms (see above). As we began the prayers she returned Baby Jesus to his crib and put the soccer ball beside Him.

She was pleased with her gift. It was a very sweet scene. 

Abigail also decided that she wanted the roses standing around the Holy Family instead of piled on the floor as we usually do. As the rosary was prayed and children took turns placing flowers, all were careful to follow the example she had set (see flowers standing up in the picture above).

Abigail's sister helped her lead two of the decades. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany to have the children lead us in the Rosary. We prayed in a special way for all the other members of the Children's Rosary. In this manner we covered the other members of the Children's Rosary in prayer as they do for us when they meet.