Sunday, October 19, 2014

New Children's Rosary at St. Mary the Immaculate Conception Church

Wonderful news came last night.  An email from a mom and her eleven year old daughter that they would be beginning a Children's Rosary at St. Mary the Immaculate Cenception Parish today.  Their first meeting at 11 AM ET time this morning.  They will begin by Consecrating their group to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary.  In this way the group is under the protection and guidance of Christ and His Mother. If you are able to join the children in prayer they will be praying in a special way for all those unifying prayers with them.

Thank you so much to all who help to spread the Children's Rosary.  These prayers both from the children and adults are so needed.  Whether you are actively telling people about the Children's Rosary or attending a Children's Rosary you are creating a ripple of love and peace.  Joining Our Lord in prayer is an act of love and the fruits of this will spill out.  When someone loves someone they make time for them so by making time for prayer we are showing Our Lord that we love Him above all the many earthly things that struggle to distract us.

I love to imagine that each time we bring a bouquet of prayers to Our Lady from one meeting of a Children's Rosary prayer group Our Blessed Mother is able to beautifully present it to her Son.  Through these gifts of prayers Our Lady is able to ask for new Children's Rosary prayer groups.  Each one hand picked by her.  The effect of more and more groups meeting is an exponential growth in groups forming.  Just as prayer seemed to exponentially disappear amongst our young people over the last 50 years we are pushing back and creating an exponential growth of prayer in the other direction.  The more time we spend in prayer the more hope wells.  Prayer is transformative both within our hearts and families and then beautifully on a larger scale.  Children represent our future and when we couple them and prayer we have much to be hopeful for looking forward.

Friday, October 17, 2014

"Even the Hairs on Your Head Are All Numbered" (Luke 12:7)

Children's Rosary at St. Marguerite Parish
Brookfield CT
Our Lord is often referred to as the Good Shepherd and indeed a shepherd counts his flock.  But Our Lord goes further than to count us one by one he is caring for us so tenderly and so completely that each hair on our head is numbered.  It is a reality hard to fathom since for my own part so many details seem to slip past me on a daily basis.  There is a realization that we were not intended to be able to keep track of things to that level of detail.  Indeed our calling is one of trust and dependence on a Father who cares for us so completely that through complete dependence and trust in Him we have nothing to fear.  Trusting in Our Lord does not mean we will be free of suffering for Our Lord often draws a soul deep within His heart through suffering, purifying it further. Although suffering in this life may even take the form of injustice which at times is a hard reality to accept we are promised that "nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known." (Luke 12:2) For Our Lord lead us on the way of humility and meekness.  

Once I ask one of the children why he thought the Children's Rosary was important and he said, because it shows God we trust in Him.  Indeed to come before Our Lord in prayer is to show Our Lord such time is important to us and that we believe He hears our prayers.  To turn to Our Lord in prayer is to accept humbly we cannot do this alone we need Our Father in Heaven to take care of us.  We are all weak and in need of a tender hand to guide and care for us.  Whether we are truly little children by age or have been a member of this world many years we are all children before Our Lord.  There is a feeling the more we affiliate ourselves with children in prayer the more we begin to see ourselves as not much different from a small child running to a parent for love and protection.  

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

Friday October 17th
Children's Rosary at St. Mary's Church in Orange Texas 7:05 AM CT
Children's Rosary at St. Mary's Church in Pontiac, IL 9:00AM CT
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos, Nigeria 1PM ET

Children's Rosary at St. Marguerite Parish in Brookfield CT 4PM ET
Saturday October 18th
Children's Rosary of St. Michael the Archangel Parish and held in the Kibera slum in Langatta Nairobi Kenya 10AM local time.

Children's Rosary at St. Mary's Parish in Corvallis Oregon 12 PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos Nigeria 1PM ET

Children's Rosary at the Daughters of Charity Convent in Bridgeport, CT 2:30 PM ET 

Sunday October 19th
Children's Rosary at Our Lady and St. Patrick's Parish in Nottingham, England 9AM local time (4AM ET)
Children's Rosary at Assumption Church in Umoja, Kenya 7AM ET

Children's Rosary at St. Mary's Church in Derby CT 11AM ET (FIRST MEETING)
Children's Rosary at St. Thomas Church in Thomaston CT 11AM ET

Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos, Nigeria 1PM ET

Children's Rosary at the Daughters of Charity Convent in Bridgeport ,CT 2:30 PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Anthony Church in Lorain, Ohio 3PM ET in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

Children's Rosary at Annuciation Church in Hanover PA 4PM ET in front of the Blessed Sacrament
Monday October 20th
Children's Rosary at Our Lady of Grace Home for Children in Meru, Kenya at 10 AM ET

Children's Rosary at Holy Trinity Academy in Shenandoah, PA 12:20 PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at Holy Family Church in Gladstone Michigan 4:30PM  ET
Children's Rosary at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac, New York 4:30 PM ET held in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

Children's Rosary at Rose of Mystica House in Edmeston, NY 4:30 PM ET

Children's Rosary at St. St. Patrick's Church in Kennett Square PA 5:45 PM ET (FIRST MEETING)
Tuesday October 21th
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate, Lagos Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at Holy Redeemer Parish in Menominee, Michigan 6PM ET

Thursday, October 16, 2014

New Children's Rosary at St. Patrick's Church


There is a new Children's Rosary forming at St. Patrick's Church in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA.  They have chosen to hold their meetings in front of the Blessed Sacrament on the third Monday of the Month at 5:45 PM ET.  Their first meeting will be October 20th 2014.

This new Children's Rosary group forms very close to another group we have at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother in Avondale, PA. Indeed it was this first group in Avondale that helped to inspire the forming of a second group at St. Patrick's Church.  It is beautiful to see how as one seed is planted in a Church it grows and the effects of the prayer ripple out to neighboring churches and communities.  There is a feeling that as the Love of the Lord grows in the hearts of souls and in a special way children it cannot be contained but rather spills out and brings beautiful fruits in those it meets.

Through this month of October we have seen a number of new Children's Rosary groups form.  At the first meeting, each group is Consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary.  In that way each group is under the protection and guidance of Christ and His Mother.

For those interested in forming a Children's Rosary group in their parish see our page on how to begin a group.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Holy Spirit Radio Features Song: "Rosary Children"

Members of the Children's Rosary that recorded the song:
"Rosary Children"
The Children's Rosary new theme song "Rosary Children" was featured today on the show: Songs of the Spirit.  The show airs the second Tuesday of the Month at 9:30 AM ET on Holy Spirit Radio. The station broadcasts both in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania area as well as in the Chester County of Pennsylvania USA.  We are very honored to have the Children's Rosary theme song featured on the program today.  We are also very grateful to Kathy Gasson, host of Songs of the Spirit, for her help spreading the Children's Rosary.  

Broadcasts are archived and can be heard on ones computer.  The date of airing is 10-14-2014.  The portion about the Children's Rosary can be heard at time mark 11:55. To listen to the program and hear the song Rosary Children sung by the children click HERE.

If you would like to hear the song Rosary Children on your local radio station please request it.  We are sharing the song with Radio stations around the world.  We also are extending an invitation to radio stations to air the Children's Rosary.  These prayers of the children in a special way touch hearts. Please help us by reaching out to your local radio stations with requests to hear the children leading the Rosary.  Recently a mom shared that on the way to drop her daughter off at College the family listened to the children leading the Rosary 6 times in a row in the car.  The mom remarked that hearing the voices of the children praying never gets old.  Indeed there is something very special about small children praying and it is our hope that many people will find blessings and a deepening of prayer through praying along with the children. Radio stations interested in airing our songs or the Rosary led by the children please see link for contact information HERE.   

Other Posts you may enjoy:
Review of Children's Rosary CDs
How to get a copy of the Children's Rosary CDs 
Reflections from the recording of "Rosary Children"


Monday, October 13, 2014

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

Children's Rosary at Our Lady of Fatima Parish
Hartford, CT
One of the Children's Rosary group leaders who runs a Children's Rosary in a parish named after Our Lady of Fatima has given a wonderful gift to the Children's Rosary.  On the 13th of every month she has a Mass said for members of the Children's Rosary.

Ninety seven years ago today Our Lady appeared to the three little children in Fatima, Portugal.  She asked the children, as she had done on her preceding visits, to pray the Rosary daily.  Another one of the requests of Our Lady of Fatima was monthly confession on the first Saturday.  

Our Lady promised the children that on the 13th of October she would show them a sign.  She was true to her promise and the children along with approximately 75,000 saw a magnificent site with the sun "dancing" in the sky.  

Saturday, October 11, 2014

New Children's Rosary at the Daughters of Charity Convent

There is a new Children's Rosary at the Daughters of Charity Convent in Bridgeport Connecticut.  Several weeks ago several of the members of the Children's Rosary visited with Sr. Tremblay who runs the convent.  When we arrived she was working outside distributing bags of food to the families of the local community.  She brought us inside to see the nursery school she also helps to run.  Sweet little ones were all napping on the floor.  Sr. Tremblay was so excited to introduce the Children's Rosary to the children in her neighborhood.  
Sr. Tremblay holding a box of Rosaries to
help begin her Chidlren's Rosary group
We humbly shared with her a box of Rosaries that had been donated to us.  We also were able to give her 40 Children's Rosary books to help begin her Children's Rosary group. Sr. Tremblay called this week to share that her new Children's Rosary group had met for the first time on Sunday October 5th.  Eighteen children and 6 adults were present.  Many of these children she had invited on her visits to different at risk neighborhoods throughout Bridgeport.  She plans to hold her Children's Rosary weekly on Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 PM ET.  It has been such a wonderful thing to see new Children's Rosary groups being run by sisters from different orders.  We hope this continues to spread.

Other posts you may enjoy:
Children's Rosary at the Missionaries of Charity
How To Start a Children's Rosary

Friday, October 10, 2014

Oasis of Peace

Children's Rosary at St. Mary's School
Orange, Texas
In a time when children in particular have been targeted by war it is particularly important for our children to find a place of peace.  Jesus as we know is the Prince of Peace and when we come to Him in prayer we find peace that does not come from this world.  Our Lady of Fatima said to the children, pray the Rosary for peace and to stop wars.  Indeed there is a peace that flows abundantly through prayer especially the Rosary.   Many have said that war is a symptom of many individuals who have lost peace in their heart.  To bring our children to Our Blessed Mother and Our Lord in prayer is to bring them to an Oasis of Peace where they can enjoy the Love of their Heavenly Father.  As Pope Francis said, "the Rosary is medicine for the Heart." 

May I humbly thank all you who help to organize and run Children's Rosary prayer groups. It is such a gift to give our children an opportunity to come together in prayer of the Rosary with other children.  It is also a wonderful grace for our families and this world so in need of Peace.  

Please consider joining the children in prayer from your home.  There are many Children's Rosary groups meeting over the next few days.  The children always pray for those unifying prayers with them.  To find out more about beginning a Children's Rosary prayer group in your parish, school or orphanage click HERE.

Friday October 10th
Children's Rosary at St. Mary's Church in Orange Texas 7:05 AM CT
Children's Rosary at St. Mary's Church in Pontiac, IL 9:00AM CT
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine CHurch in Iba Estate Lagos, Nigeria 1PM ET

Saturday October 11th
Children's Rosary of St. Michael the Archangel Parish and held in the Kibera slum in Langatta Nairobi Kenya 10AM local time.

Children's Rosary at Holy Trinity Church in Nairobi, Kenya 8AM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Michael's Church in Garden City South Carolina 10:30 AM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Mary's Parish in Corvallis Oregon 12 PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos Nigeria 1PM ET

Children's Rosary at the Daughters of Charity Convent in Bridgeport, CT 2:30 PM ET 
Sunday October 12th
Children's Rosary at Our Lady and St. Patrick's Parish in Nottingham, England 9AM local time (4AM ET)
Children's Rosary at Assumption Church in Umoja, Kenya 7AM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in South Windsor, CT 8:45 AM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford, CT 9:45 AM ET

Children's Rosary at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in New Britain, CT 11AM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Thomas Church in Thomaston CT 11AM ET

Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos, Nigeria 1PM ET

Children's Rosary at the Daughters of Charity Convent in Bridgeport ,CT 2:30 PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Anthony Church in Lorain, Ohio 3PM ET in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

Children's Rosary at Annuciation Church in Hanover PA 4PM ET in front of the Blessed Sacrament
Monday October 13th
Children's Rosary at Our Lady of Grace Home for Children in Meru, Kenya at 10 AM ET

Children's Rosary at Holy Trinity Academy in Shenandoah, PA 12:20 PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at Holy Family Church in Gladstone Michigan 4:30PM  ET
Children's Rosary at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac, New York 4:30 PM ET held in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

Children's Rosary at Rose of Mystica House in Edmeston, NY 4:30 PM ET

Children's Rosary at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother in Avondale, PA 6PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Paul's Church in Fenton Missouri 7PM
Tuesday October 14th
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate, Lagos Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at Holy Redeemer Parish in Menominee, Michigan 6PM ET


Materials to help begin a Children's Rosary group:
Children's Rosary book
Children's Rosary CDs which help one to hear how to run a Children's Rosary and have our new Children's Rosary theme song, "Rosary Children"
To hear our new Children's Rosary theme song "Rosary Children" click 
here.