Tuesday, May 31, 2016

On the Feast of the Visitation Our Lady Begins a Journey to Africa

Today in honor of the Feast of the Visitation the children helped to send Our Blessed Mother on a journey.  Her destination: a remote region of Kenya near the border with Tanzania.  There the children in some 23 different outposts have asked to begin Children's Rosary groups.  As Christianity is new to this region the area is served by the St. Charles Lwanga Mission.  A seminarian named Br. Cleophus has been traveling to these different outposts.  With two Children's Rosary groups actively meeting each Sunday word has been spreading quickly to the other outposts and they in turn have asked to form their own Children's Rosary groups. 

The new groups meeting in the outposts typically come together to pray the Rosary outside as there are no Churches in this region yet.  It has been our hope to send what we can to help these new groups.  Recently we received the statue shown above of Our Blessed Mother and baby Jesus.  We also received a donation to help send Our Lady on this trip.  Her journey began today in Connecticut USA and will take her across the Atlantic Ocean through Europe and then south through Africa.

We wanted to share some of the pictures taken today as Our Lady began her journey in the arms of two boys who are members of the Children's Rosary.  They carried her to our local post office.  As trips to the post office are frequent we have become good friends with Pat who works at the post office desk.  She has a wonderful smile and is always excited to see where each package is going.

We currently have two more donated statues we would like to send but the shipping costs for each will cost $100.00 .  We are always so grateful to sponsors who can help Our Lady make such a trip to meet little ones far off who want to come together to pray the Rosary. Here is a LINK for more information on how to help.

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Congratulations to All the Members of the Children's Rosary Who Received Their First Communion this Month

This month many members of the Children's Rosary received their First Holy Communion.  In a special way today, on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, we thank Our Lord for such a gift.  It is our hope that through the children's prayer of the Rosary their love of the Eucharist will only intensify.

St. Jean Marie Vianney, patron of priests and orphans, urged souls to a frequent reception of the Sacraments.  He was known to say,All those who receive them are not saints, but the saints are always taken from the ranks of those who receive them frequently.”  St. Jean Marie Vianney strongly encouraged the frequent reception of the Eucharist and likewise stressed the importance of an earnest preparation. 


In one of St. Jean Vianney’s catechisms on the Eucharist he shared, “My children, every creature in the universe requires food that it may live; for this purpose God has caused the trees and plants to grow.  It is a well-appointed table to which all the animals come for the food that suits them. But the soul must also be fed.  Where, then, is its food? ... My children, when God resolved to provide food for our soul so as to sustain her on the pilgrimage of life, He examined the whole of creation, but found nothing that was worthy of her.  So He looked at Himself and resolved to give Himself.

A special thank you to Matthew pictured above for sharing his picture with us. Matthew is a member of the Children’s Rosary from St. Mary’s Church in Corvallis, Oregon USA.  He received his first Communion on May 4th 2016. 

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Hundreds Come Together for May Crowning in Pakistan



Yesterday fifteen Children's Rosary groups came together for a Ceremony they had planned in honor of Our Blessed Mother. This began with a Crowning of Mary.

 The children felt it was so special they helped create special clothes for such an honor.  They also decided to give Mary two crowns.  All of this was the idea of the children.  As the children processed down toward the statue of Our Blessed Mother they were blessed by their priest.

 Reverently Our Lady was crowned. The group leader shared that many attending were so moved by the children that they began bringing up garlands of flowers to thank Our Blessed Mother.  A great many people attended the ceremony.  Due to the heat this past week, with temperatures reaching 49 degrees Celcius (140 F), the event was held in the evening.  The Ceremony began at 5PM local time and concluded at 8PM with the children passing through a Holy Door of Mercy.  We will be posting pictures from this part of the evening shortly!

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Fifteen Children's Rosary Groups to Meet on May 28th in Pakistan

Fifteen Children's Rosary groups will be coming together to hold a large Ceremony and Crowning of Mary on May 28th 2016.  They will be meeting at St. Joseph Church in the town of Butanpura, Pakistan.  One of the Children's Rosary groups attending is our group in Qila Sujan Singh pictured above. With temperatures reaching 49 degrees Celsius(120F) this week, they have chosen to meet in the evening due to the heat.  The ceremony will begin at 5PM local time(8AM ET) with a crowning of Mary.  Priests from the area will be attending.  The children will also hold a Rosary and lead songs and perform dances in honor of Our Lady. The evening will conclude at 8PM with a ceremony of opening of the Door of Mercy.  

Please consider unifying prayers with the children on May 28th.  They will be praying in a special way for all those unifying prayers with them.  They will also be praying for all the members of the Children's Rosary.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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

A Mass was offered today, 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 pictures above are of our new Children's Rosary in Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA.  They met on May 1st 2016 at Lake Sherwood Village.  

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

First Children's Rosary in Uruguay

We are very excited to share that yesterday the first Children's Rosary was held in Uruguay.  This new group has formed in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Minas, Uruguay.  The group met for the first time on May 21st at 10:15 AM local time.  The group was begun by Lauturo, age 14, under the guidance of Mons. Fuentes, Bishop of Minas.  We met Mons. Fuentes at the World Meeting of Families.  It was a providential meeting in the last few minutes before the booths were closed in the Convention Center.  He approached our Children's Rosary booth with great humility and seemed to grasp immediately the mission of the Children's Rosary.  He spoke these simple words to us, "I could use this in my Diocese".  He has remained in contact with us since the World Meeting of Families.  Upon his return to Minas he asked Lauturo to begin the first Children's Rosary in his Diocese.  This is the first Children's Rosary in Uruguay and second group to form in South America. 
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Minas, Uruguay
Lauturo shared that several of his friends are helping him with the Children's Rosary. His friend Patricia attended the meeting yesterday and helped to lead the group in song before and after the Rosary in honor of Our Blessed Mother. Four children attended the first meeting. The new group was Consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary.  In this way, it is under the protection and guidance of Christ and His Mother. The note we received from Lauturo today was full of enthusiasm to invite more children to their next meeting.   

On this Feast of the Holy Trinity, we thank God for this gift of the new Children's Rosary in Minas and all the Children's Rosary groups who continue to meet faithfully throughout the world. 

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Marian Procession in Pakistan

Our Children's Rosary in Ashraf Town Pakistan shared these pictures from their candlelit Marian Procession. The children finished the procession at St. Joseph Church.  They had a special surprise for Our Lady.  The had prepared special decorations and candles in her honor.

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