Monday, December 6, 2021

Participate in the Day of the Little Candles December 7 2021

 The Day of the Little Candles or Día de las Velitas is a custom practiced all over Colombia in honor of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. The way each state in Colombia celebrates the Day of the Little Candles varies according to the region. 

On the evening of December 7th, lanterns are put in front of homes and in the streets with candles inside. There are processions to honor the Immaculate Conception.  They carry a statue of the Virgin Mary through the streets finishing at the Church where they end by saying the rosary. 

Beginning in 2012 we have celebrated the Day of the Little Candles. We invite members of the Children's Rosary to also put out candles or lanterns in honor of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Here is a LINK of how to make the lanterns in English. Here is the LINK in Spanish.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Children Receive a Rosary during Advent in Pakistan



We received some beautiful pictures this week from the Children's Rosary in Kaly Wala Dera Pakistan. The children were able to receive a Rosary. We are so grateful to those who help in sending rosaries to Children's Rosary groups around the world. 






Monday, November 29, 2021

Join us for Our Annual Personal Consecration to Jesus through Mary for 2021


Every year we humbly invite members of the Children's Rosary to make a personal Consecration to Jesus through Mary. The 33 Day preparation begins November 29 and concludes on January 1: the Feast of Mary, Mother of God. We recommend the book 
Child Consecration: To Jesus through Mary—Following in the Spirit of St. Thérèse, the Little Flower. This can be used by adults and young people. It has recently been used by Archbishop Blair of Hartford, Connecticut USA for his Consecration. Bishop Rhoades of Fort Wayne -  South Bend, Indiana USA also recently used the book for his Consecration journey.  Books can be purchased to guide your Consecration journey. If you do not have access to purchase books an online Consecration journey is available at www.childconsecration.com

Patiently Waiting in Derry, Ireland

Today we received this beautiful picture from members of the Children's Rosary in Derry, Ireland. They are participating along with others across the globe in the Patiently Waiting Campaign. This sign which reads "Patiently Waiting" is a gentle reminder of where their hearts can be found as we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ.

On Christmas Eve, the sign will be taken down and a new one put up that reads "Christ is Born!"

To learn more about the Children's Rosary Patiently Waiting Campaign click HERE

 

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Children's Rosary Patiently Waiting Campaign 2021

                               

                     This Advent Place a Patiently Waiting Sign in Your Window

Join the Children's Rosary by putting a sign in your window as a beautiful reminder of where our hearts can be found as we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ. On Christmas replace the sign with one that reads: Christ is Born.

Seventh Anniversary of the Patiently Waiting Campaign

If you have a Children's Rosary in your school we invite you to have the children make signs in class and have them bring them home to put in their windows. 

We have included a flyer for this year. Consider posting this at your parish or school. The flyer can be saved to your computer by right clicking on the image below and clicking save. This can then be printed. Alternatively, if you would like us to email you the pdf please write to blythe@childrensrosary.org 

Invitation to Everyone
We should note that the Patiently Waiting Campaign is an invitation to adults and children. One does not have to be involved with the Children's Rosary to participate. 

The story behind the Patiently Waiting Campaign:
A number of years ago, I was walking past a home and in the window a sign read: Patiently Waiting.  It caught my attention.  Each time I walked past it each day I looked at it and was grateful for it. To see the sign made me happy inside. I wondered who put such a sign in their window.  Later I would find out it was a wonderfully holy priest.  After his passing, many shared how special this little sign was to them. It was so simple but it sent a ripple out into the community, a joyful one that is still moving in my heart years later even after the soul who placed it in his window has passed on.  This made me wonder, what if each of us put a sign in our windows?  What would be the effect...these speckles of love sprinkled all over the world. It was from this thought that the Patiently Waiting Campaign was born. 

Saturday, November 27, 2021

A Grandfather's Experience with the Children’s Rosary, Ireland

Recently, Ciarán O Riordan attended the Children’s Rosary with his grandchildren at the Church of the Ascension in Cork, Ireland. He shared his experiences during a virtual informational meeting about the Children’s Rosary.

It is absolutely beautiful what you are doing. Thank you so much for the grace you have sent us because it is needed so, so, so much. Without family prayer the church can do nothing really. There is nothing the priest can do or the bishops can do if the families aren’t praying.  Vatican II has taught us so much about the place of the lay person in the Church. I’m a married widower, but I have grandchildren, and my place is handing on the faith to those children and strengthening them. What a joy to see little children kneeling before our Blessed Lord praying our Blessed Mother’s Rosary. It’s such a beautiful thing, and children take to the Rosary like “ducks to water.” I have a grandson, and he’s like any other eight-year-old. He’s a little rough... you know what I mean. He was there, and the lady running the Rosary was anxious about whether they would be able to manage all the decades . . . they were delighted. They were able to manage all the decades and he wanted to do the readings as well and the meditations as well. It really encouraged him. They talk about “by their fruits you shall know them”. When he and his sister came home, the first thing they ran upstairs, and they started looking for their miraculous medals to put them back on - they had lost them as usual. Since that night, they’ve come to my house every night to pray the Rosary, and one of their uncles actually joined in with them to say a decade, and that is an absolute miracle. He joined in with the children to say the Rosary. That’s what you’ve done and that’s what you’re doing worldwide, and there is nothing, nothing as warm-hearted as that because the families are devastated, society is devastated, the schools are devastated, and the country is devastated. We must bring back the family Rosary and that’s what you’re doing, and thank you so much for what you’ve done.

To listen to Ciarán O Riordan share his experiences click HERE or watch above.

Children's Rosary materials are now available to order in Ireland. To view entire collection carried through Silverstream Priory click HERE.

To learn more about starting a Children's Rosary click HERE.