Saturday, October 12, 2019

New Children's Rosary Holds First Meeting on October 12th 2019

Meet the new Children's Rosary group in Qlaer, Pakistan. They held their first meeting today! We are so excited to see a picture of the new group. Each Children's Rosary group is Consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary at the first meeting. In this way the groups are under the protection and guidance of Christ and His Mother. Pakistan is one of the areas in the world where we are seeing steady and continued growth of the Children's Rosary especially in the Parish outposts.

Please consider beginning a Children's Rosary at your local parish or school. We have instructional videos that help to explain each step.
Instructional video for a Parish
Instructional video for a School

Monday, October 7, 2019

New Children's Rosary forms in Ontario, Canada!

Happy Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary! We are excited to share that a new Children's Rosary has formed at St. Lawrence the Martyr Parish in Hamilton, Ontario Canada. They held their first meeting on Saturday October 5th. This new group has chosen to hold their meetings monthly on the first Saturday of the month. Their Parish priest Fr. Peter Jurzyk can be seen in the upper picture. He attended the meeting and prayed with the children. Four nuns from the order of Sisters Poor of Jesus Christ also attended the meeting and knelt in prayer. 

The new group leader wrote that a little boy named Michael led the prayers for the first meeting. His Mother knelt beside him to coach him when needed. The model of the Children's Rosary meetings is a Rosary led by the children. Some children want to lead at the first meeting others take a little time until they feel ready to lead. But over time usually all the children become so comfortable with the prayers that they want to lead. This helps to foster leadership in prayer which is so important. Some of these children may help to bring prayer into their families something that is so needed today.

We are grateful to the Knights of Columbus Council in Hamilton, Ontario who have generously offered to sponsor the flowers, rosaries and prayer books for the children to use at each meeting. One of the unique things about the Children's Rosary prayer groups is the use of flowers. This component is optional but is loved by the children. At the end of each decade a child is asked to place a rose at the foot of Our Lady as the group leader asks for the fruit of that mystery. The Knights of Columbus not only have chosen to sponsor the flowers, prayer books and rosaries for the Children's Rosary group meetings but members of the Knights of Columbus Council in Hamilton, Ontario have chosen to support the children by attending the monthly meeting and praying along with them. 

It is wonderful to see all the support that has been given for this new Children's Rosary group. The goal of the Children's Rosary is to support the prayer lives of children. Each child has a vocation to holiness and the Children's Rosary encourages the seeds of faith to set down deep roots.

In a special way we ask Our Lady of the Rosary to pray for our children and our families that we may all progress along the path of holiness.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Mass Offered on October 1st 2019 for Seminarians

A Mass will be offered today for all seminarians that they will grow in holiness and lead us all in love. Every month we have a Mass offered for this intention. As our seminarians will be the future shepherds and our children are the future flock, it seemed a beautiful way for the children to help. 

We have been periodically featuring different seminarians on the first of the month by inviting them to share something of themselves - a beautiful sharing of faith and love of Our Lord. This month we will be featuring William Timmermeyer. Today happens also to be his birthday. We wish him many blessings.

William Timmermeyer
I am currently in my first year of Pre-Theology studies for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. I was born on October 1, 1997 and grew up in West Virginia. I was not raised in the Catholic Faith, so my discernment journey did not begin until I decided to convert to Catholicism in 2015.  The Blessed Virgin Mary played a crucial role in my conversion. During my junior year of high school, when I was at a particularly low point in my life, Our Lady appeared to me in a dream. She did not say anything to me, but she simply embraced me. I felt a profound sense of peace come over me, unlike anything I had ever felt before. This feeling continued when I awoke, and I was motivated to truly take my religious life seriously for the first time ever. I began to do some research and it did not take long for me to come across the Rosary. I began praying the Rosary privately, and I could not ignore the immediate grace that came from this devotion. Our Lady’s Rosary was truly my gateway into the Truth of the Catholic Faith, and I am forever grateful to her for showing me this wonderful devotion. Not only was the Rosary responsible for my conversion, but it was also responsible for the conversion of my father and the reversion of my mother, both of whom could not deny the positive changes that Our Lady brought about in my life.
            I graduated high school in 2016 and subsequently began college at The Ohio State University. During my time in college, I began to seriously consider entering seminary. I maintained a close relationship to the Blessed Virgin Mary throughout college, and I feel that she guided me every step of the way during my college years. I graduated from OSU in May of this year with a B.A. in Philosophy, and I decided to return to my home diocese of Wheeling-Charleston to begin studying for the priesthood. Fittingly, I was sent to Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, which is overflowing with Marian devotion. The state of West Virginia is very much not Catholic, but I hope to one day evangelize and serve my state by introducing people to the love of Our Lord and Our Lady that so radically changed my life.

In Christ and Mary,

We humbly ask that you please keep William and his vocation in your prayers. We thank you.

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

6 Years Ago Today...

On the Feast of the Archangels, September 29th 2013 an interview aired on EWTN about the Children's Rosary. The late Fr. Andre Apostoli was the host. In a special way we thank the intercession of the Archangels on their Feast. We also thank God the Father and praise Him as many many people quickly responded to the airing of the show. It seemed with the airing that seeds were flung far and wide. Some took root right away and others seemed to grow years later. Fruit has come through the airing and on a subsequent occasion when it was aired again. Watch the interview that originally aired on September 29th 2013.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

9 Day Fast from September 29th through October 7th 2019

Dear Friends,

Every fall we humbly invite members of the Children's Rosary to join together to offer sacrifices to Our Lord. Our time here on earth is just a blink of the eye and for all time we will be grateful we made good use of it. For some of us fasting can take the form of a bread and water fast. Yet for others, this may not be possible due to age or illness and so we invite individuals to prayerfully reflect on what is possible to give up. Even children can find little ways of offering sacrifices.

We humbly would like to invite members of the Children's Rosary to fast these 9 days for Our Lady's intentions and for her plans.

Just as we give Our Blessed Mother our fasting we also entrust to her all our concerns. We are her children. As a tiny child brings all he or she has and gives it to his or her mother, we too do the same. We should not hold back anything that weighs on us. We should freely bring everything to her. There is no fear that she holds anything back for herself: it all goes to her Son, Jesus, but in a way so much more pleasing than if we had given it ourselves. For Our Lady embodies all the virtues perfectly and her gifts are always pleasing.

Please see these days as ones of a beautiful collaboration with the Queen of Heaven. Freely give her everything but take the time to entrust all that concerns you such as your family, your personal sanctification, your parish and also please entrust to her the Children's Rosary.

We thank you for prayerfully considering joining this 9 days of fasting. To summarize, this will begin on September 29th and the last day of fasting will be October 7th. The intention of the fast is for Our Lady's intentions and her plans. We humbly ask you to entrust to Our Lady during this fast the Children's Rosary and a special intention of the founder of the Children's Rosary. Please entrust to Our Lady all the personal concerns you have within your heart. This is a journey of trust and living in a way witnessed through St. Therese, who taught us to always have the confidence of a child. Confidence and trust not in ourselves but in love of Our Heavenly Mother and her Son Jesus.

Thank you all,
Your Friend in Christ,

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Mass Offered on September 25th 2019 for all the Members of the Children's Rosary

A Mass was offered yesterday 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 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 photo above is of the Children's Rosary in Novi, Michigan USA. The picture was taken at their September 11th 2019 meeting where in addition to praying the Rosary they each made their own Rosary.  The group leader shared that they are approaching their 2 year anniversary of meeting.  The group leader also shared the good news that he has started a Children's Rosary at Fabian Catholic Church in Farmington Hills, Michigan. We welcome these new children to the Children's Rosary.

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.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

New Video Released which Explains How to Run a Children's Rosary Group Meeting in a School

Watch our new Children's Rosary video which takes you though step by step how to run a Children's Rosary in a school. 

A meeting is demonstrated in three locations: within the classroom, in a chapel and outside. We hope you will find this helpful in starting a Children's Rosary in your local school.

Watch the Video HERE
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:
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información:
Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site