Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hello From Nigeria!

Last fall we met Fr. Paul Miapkwap at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  USA. He had traveled from his home country of Nigeria.  After hearing about the Children's Rosary he was excited to try and begin a group in his own parish. Several months later we received news from him that a group had begun at his Parish of St. John of the Cross in Shimankar. This is within the Catholic Diocese of Shendam, Plateau State Nigeria.  He reported that the children of his group have been meeting twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays from 6PM - 8PM. Father sent the picture above of he and the children.

Father Paul Miapkwap had more news to share. His Diocese has just sent him to study Missiology at the Pontifical Urbanian University in Rome. Father shared that the picture above was taken just before he told the children he was leaving. The news brought on many tears, for the children will indeed miss their Pastor.  Yet the Children's Rosary group will continue he explained, and we look forward to receiving more news from Fr. Paul Miapkwap and the new Pastor.

Father had these words to share with the Children's Rosary, "Thank you for the inspiration I got..which helped to develop the spiritual life of the little children in the parish."

Praise God for such graces. We are so grateful for Fr. Miapkwap's "Yes" that helped to introduce the Children's Rosary to his Parish and we thank the children for embracing prayer with an open heart.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Candlelit Rosary

This week we received news from our Children's Rosary group at St. Paul's Parish in Fenton, Missouri. They hold their monthly Children's Rosary on the 13th of each month. This month they planned a special candlelit Living Rosary.  The group leader wrote that many people attended their Children's Rosary group on Tuesday evening and they had enough people so that each person was able to represent a bead of the Rosary.

This being the month of the Rosary, it has been beautiful to see so many groups sending in pictures. Each picture is different.  While the groups share the unifying bound of coming together as a prayer group to pray the Rosary, to see such glimpses into these different prayer groups is indeed very special.

Thank you all for making this month of October so special!

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary 
Month of the Rosary
"Simple Children Asking Our Loving God for Great Things"

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Loss of a Child

We received news this weekend that one of the children who is part of our Children's Rosary group in Rombo, Kenya died. 

This past Sunday the Children's Rosary group in Rombo traveled to the boy's home to hold their Children's Rosary (see photo above).  Several of the other Children's Rosary group leaders from the area also attended and the Pastor.  Br. Cleophus shared that the family was greatly comforted by the children coming to pray with them. The boy who passed away was just 11 years old and died of lung failure.  His sister is present in the photo praying with the other children.

Seeing this sight of the children coming together to support each other in such times of pain and struggle one sees how important such support is for children.  Children like adults suffer illness, pain and loss.  They too need support and prayers from their friends. 

The sad news continued this weekend for the Children's Rosary.  One of our Children' s Rosary group leaders, Shiny, lost her daughter tragically Sunday.  Through an accident her daughter was run over accidentally by a fire department vehicle responding to a call. She was just 19 years old.  

We ask that you keep these two young people in your prayers and their families.  Our Lord told us to take up our cross and follow Him. 

Yet when we are surrounded by love, support and prayers we can find comfort in our suffering. These families will need our prayers. It is never easy when one loses a child. In a special way Our Blessed Mother knows such pain and we ask her to come and provide solace and comfort to the mothers and fathers of these children along with their families.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Children's Rosary at St. Patrick's Church Celebrates their Second Anniversary

Tonight we received some pictures from our Children's Rosary group at St. Patrick's Parish in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA. Today they celebrated their second Anniversary.  The children made a Hershey kiss Rosary to celebrate!

We thank the children for their faithfulness to prayer. Their Heavenly Mother must be very happy.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Children's Rosary Theme Song
Pray the Rosary each day with the Children on EWTN Radio Classics

Saturday, October 15, 2016

New Children's Rosary at Mission San Luis Rey

We are excited to share that a new Children's Rosary is forming at Mission San Luis Rey Parish in Oceanside, California USA. They will hold their first meeting on October 16th at 8AM PST.  Please consider joining the children in prayer. The children always pray for those unifying prayers with them.

The group leader has also shared that the children will also be singing the theme song for the Children's Rosary prayer group movement at their meeting.  

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
How Can One Draw Himself Away from the Love of the World?
What is the Rosary?

Praying for the Intercession of Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity for Members of the Children's Rosary

Sunday October 16th 2016 Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity will be canonized by Pope Francis.  Yesterday we received a note from one of our Children's Rosary group leaders in Vietnam, Tran.  He has a first class relic of Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity. He shared that yesterday upon hearing about the upcoming canonization he lit two candles before the relic and prayed "for all the children of the Children' s Rosary groups worldwide". 

Today another note comes from another Children's Rosary group leader who likewise also has a relic of Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity. Holding the relic she prayed to Bl. Elizabeth, 
"may she intercede for the Children's Rosary".

What beautiful gifts to be remembered in prayer by so many.  May I humbly thank the two group leaders that wrote and also the many who pray for the Children's Rosary and the members daily.  We are all on a journey and with the help of each other and the Mercy of God may we all reach our true home in Heaven.

Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity died on November 9th 1906. Her last word were:
 It seems to me that, in Heaven, my mission will be to draw up souls, helping them to self-denial, clinging to God through a simple and be-loving impulse, maintaining them in a great silence within themselves, the way of enabling God to impress them, to convert them in Him."  
 (Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity)

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
"The Road that Leads To Life"
Children's Rosary Collection

Friday, October 14, 2016

New Children's Rosary forms at St. Mary of the Expectation Parish

We are excited to share that a new Children's Rosary is forming at St. Mary of the Expectation Parish in League City, Texas USA.  They will hold their first meeting on October 15th at 3PM CT. This new Children's Rosary group is being formed by several members of the Legion of Mary. We are so grateful for their help spreading the Children's Rosary. 

Please consider joining the children in prayer tomorrow. The children always pray for those unifying prayers with them.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Hear from the Children
Pray Each Day with the Children's Rosary on EWTN Radio Classics