Sunday, September 17, 2017

A Procession for Our Lady

On September 13th 2017 the Children's Rosary at Bac Hoa Orphanage in Vietnam planned something special for Our Lady. Tran relates:

"On September 13, we went to pray at Bac Hoa Orphanage. All of us pray from 7-9PM. That day we prayed the rosary, sang the hymn, and there was a procession of statues of Mary around the monastery. The children and sisters holding candles. They sang Ave Maria together. We have just gone to pray the rosary. The children and sisters feel very happy to be attending."
This orphanage is run by religious Sisters. Their first Children's Rosary meeting at the orphanage was September 4th 2016.
They have met as a Children's Rosary for one year each night at 7PM local time. If ever you wondered the fruits of such prayer look at these faces. 
They come ready to pray...ready to sing in honor of their Heavenly Mother...they come ready to do something special out of love. They bring joy and even a seriousness in some cases for they know what they do is important. It is a gift to Our Lord and His Mother. One thing I have marveled at many times is the care that is put into each thing these children do in Vietnam. All the groups that meet in Vietnam are in orphanages. Thus one could say these children have very little. Yet they find a way to create beauty. They give Our Lady flowers, they set up candles under the supervision of the nuns. They do drawings. They make flowers and lanterns out of paper. Their creativity is incredible. But at the heart of all this is love. It is unmistakable. Even the wooden platform Our Lady stands on was handmade by the young people that help with this group. Our Lady is lifted up and surrounded by fresh flowers. Yes, indeed the children prepared a procession fit for a Queen.


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

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: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Friday, September 1, 2017

Mass Offered for Seminarians on September 1 2017



A Mass was 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. The first seminarian we will feature this month is Jay Aaron Sulit pictured above. The second is Danny Dilone pictured below.

Jay Aaron Sulit
My name is Jay Aaron Sulit and I am a diocesan seminarian studying for the Archdiocese of New York. Born and raised in the Bronx, I was not always a practicing Catholic until 4 years ago. Since then, the calling of the priesthood started slowly dawning on me. First going to college for computer science and then nursing, I ended up entering in the seminary in the Fall of 2016.

As the years go by, I try to pray to God and Mary to help discern my vocation and become holy (although, that’s really tough!). Along the way between the studying and praying, I love to DJ, listen to music, do kickboxing, photography, and shenanigans with other fellow seminarians and friends. I just do hope that God keeps me In Christ through Mary and uses all of those things and all of me for God’s Greater Glory and for the Salvation of Souls!

Danny Dilone

I was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in St Philip Neri in the Bronx (although I am a Red Sox fan). I graduated from Brooklyn College in 2016. My major was Physics and I am also very interested in the intersection of faith and science. I am studying to be a diocesan priest for the Archdiocese of New York.

We hope that those of you reading this will keep these young men in your prayers.  If we want holy priests we need to pray for them. They are undertaking a difficult journey for Our Lord and souls.  We thank them for their, "Yes".  

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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: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Sunday, August 27, 2017

New Children's Rosary Meets on the Feast of St. Monica

Today on the Feast of St. Monica we have good news to share. A new Children's Rosary group held their first meeting today. The group has formed in an outstation of Our Lady of Fatima Mwera Parish in Uganda. The outstation is named after one of the Ugandan martyrs. Fr. Jude wrote that 130 children have joined the new Children's Rosary at St. Ponsiano Church.  Last week we were able to send a package of handmade rosaries and Children's Rosary materials to Fr. Jude for this new Children's Rosary and the growing number of children that have joined the Children's Rosary at the main parish and other outposts. He wrote today of the children in the new group: "Many have no Rosaries! Thanks for the package on its way". The pictures below are of the materials we sent. These included 430 rosaries, 100 Children's Rosary bookmarks, three of our new Joyful Mysteries Children's Rosary CDs and 25 Children's Rosary books.

We thank all of you who support the Children's Rosary through donations and the Rosaries you lovingly make and send.  This is the fruits of your gifts. These little children in rural Uganda with very little have Rosaries on the way which they will use when they come together each Sunday to pray as a Children's Rosary prayer group.

If you would like to find out ways in which you can help the Children's Rosary click HERE.


Other Posts You May Enjoy:
"Take Up and Read"
Under the Protection of Our Mother
How to Start a 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.


For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Mass to be Offered on August 25th 2017 for the Members of the Children's Rosary


A Mass will be offered tomorrow for 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 the Children's Rosary in Plateau State, Nigeria. They meet each Wednesday at 7PM local time and each Saturday at 7PM local time. Please consider joining the children in prayer.  See a schedule of meetings on our website: www.childrensrosary.org 
The meetings are listed in your local time zone. Meetings also appear as a blue flashing light on our View From Heaven map when the children are meeting in their prayer groups. By clicking "join in prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to the map.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Doing Less So You Can Do More
Resources to Help Begin a Group

For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Friday, August 18, 2017

A Child Makes a Request that Seems Impossible, but Is It?

In June we received a note from a 14 year old boy from the Philippines. I will call him "Courageous" for privacy reasons. He wrote "I'm from the Philippines I like your Prayer movement because this way the Children, through the Rosary can reach God." He was interested in starting a Children's Rosary in his parish and let us know that he would be asking permission from his pastor.

He received permission to begin a Children's Rosary from the Pastor at St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Preparation began and Rosaries were sent to him along with some Children's Rosary books. The materials arrived in record time. Praise God!  

Courageous wrote to us "Thank you for your generous help for me, I prayed for you and the Children's Rosary groups everyday".

He also had a request for 400 Children's Rosary books, 10,000 Rosaries, a Joyful and Sorrowful Children's Rosary CD, a Children's Rosary DVD, 2 read aloud Children's Bibles, 900 Children's Rosary bookmarks and bumper stickers.

The sheer number of Rosaries he asked for left me wondering how many children were there in his group?

Courageous would explain that these were not all intended for the group in his parish. But rather he hoped for others to use them in his city who could begin Children's Rosary groups in their parishes. These were not all meant for him, but many.  Some of what he requested seemed possible to fulfill but the Rosaries and the 400 Children's Rosary books would be more difficult. But what I have learned through the Children's Rosary is not to underestimate what  a child can do or what God can do through a child. Tran in Vietnam taught me this. Children have a wonderful innocence in their hearts to see all that is possible. It does not occur to them that such things: as spreading a prayer group movement for children throughout one's city would be too difficult. Instead it seems wonderful!  This excitement is just what we need. There is no need to give lessons in the possible or reasonable but rather take a lesson from the children and remain open to what God can do. 

The materials we send all come through Divine Providence. So the scale of what we have to offer is not dictated by us. We send what we receive. So in this way the sky is the limit. In the school of Our Lady I have learned not to dismiss any request as too much. Anything is possible with God. I have also learned that God works through people. Rarely does money or Rosaries fall from the sky. But in a way it does because through the hands of many we have received so many beautiful handmade Rosaries.  Some have come from people we have never met but through some means heard of the Children's Rosary and wanted to help. Maybe you are just that person who makes Rosaries or knows someone who makes rosaries and is willing to send them where they are needed. Or maybe you are a person who is able to make a donation to help us send Rosaries that are donated.  The need is great. But that is part of the good news of this post. The fact that we have many priests and individuals waiting for materials to begin groups is actually incredibly hopeful. So in the face of much bad news in the world there is good news. The children are helping to bring a bright light of hope. They have dreams to see many more children like themselves praying. My hope is that we can keep saying yes to each request. The requests are coming from many places such as the United States,  Australia, Tanzania, Kenya, Brazil, Mexico, Uganda, Venezuela, Pakistan, Vietnam to name just a few locations.

Information on how to help HERE.

The pictures included in this post were sent from Courageous. This is the outpost of St. Joseph the Worker where he plans to begin his Children's Rosary on September 2, 2017. This outpost is a Chapel named after Our Lady of Lourdes. Courageous told us that the children will meet in the Chapel for the Children's Rosary. Five flowers will be given, one at the end of each decade to Our Lady. Then all the children will go outside to the garden to give Our Lady more flowers (the garden is pictured above). 

The pictures Courageous sent are very interesting. They look as if they were taken through a thick bottle...almost as if one was looking through a small port hole in a ship and the view outside has some distortion. There is a sense that what one is seeing is a far off place....a glimpse to something very beautiful. 

Indeed it is beauty that we are seeing. We are seeing a young soul hoping, praying, wishing to help other children like himself come together in prayer. Yes 10,000 rosaries is a lot. But is it impossible?

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
A Window to the World Through Prayer
Hear from the Children
How to Start a 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.


For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Release of Our Children's Rosary - Joyful Mysteries CD

We are excited to announce on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary that our Children's Rosary - Joyful Mysteries CD is now available to order! 

Highlights from the CD include:
*The theme song for the Children's Rosary prayer group movement: "Rosary Children" sung by members of the Children's Rosary. 
*The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary led by children who are part of the Children's Rosary set to soft instrumental music.
*The release of "Catherine of Siena" a new song about this beloved saint.
*There is also a Classical Marian Hymn included on the CD: "The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came".

Order Joyful Mysteries CD HERE.

If you have yet to purchase our two prior CDs the Glorious and Sorrowful Mysteries, EWTN is offering a special bundle price for all three! 
Order HERE.

Entire collection of Children's Rosary materials available to order HERE.
Thank you to all who through your efforts and prayers helped to bring this CD to fruition. Thank you God and Our Lady for the grace that sustained this project. May this CD bring Glory to God and joy to Our Blessed Mother. Amen.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

A Lukewarm Soul

Dear Friends,

Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration: the fourth luminous mystery of the Rosary. The fruit of this mystery is often listed as desire for holiness.  I always love thinking about this fruit. For such a grace to keep striving to move forward toward sanctity is indeed precious. 

As the Feast of the holy St. Jean Vianney was Friday, I thought I would include some portions of a sermon the Holy Cure of Ars gave about lukewarm souls. Please do not think I am preaching by including this here, far from the truth. The words of Jean Vianney challenge all of us. We are constantly battling attachment to the world. 
The sermon is quite lengthy so I will mention portions that drew me to pick up a pen and underline. I will even do a bit more pruning for the purposes of the post and select still fewer parts to share. 
Let us begin with the lukewarm soul. 

Nothing touches this soul: it hears the word of God, yes that is true, but often it just bores it. 

For the last twenty years this soul has been filled with good intentions without doing anything at all to correct its habits.

Yet it does not wish either to leave the world or to go to Heaven, and if it can just manage to pass its time without crosses or difficulties, it would never ask to leave this world at all. In this Matthew 6:24 comes to mind, "You cannot serve two masters either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." 

If God, in order to force such a a soul to detach itself from temporal things, send it any cross or suffering, it is fretful grieving and abandons itself to grumblings and complaints and often even to despair. It seems as if it does not want to see that God has sent it these trials for its good, to detach it from this world and to draw it towards Himself.

His mind is so wrapped up in the things of the earth that the thought of God has no place in it. 

Reading these words of the Holy Cure one could become discouraged, please do not. The world wants to draw us away. It keeps throwing cords around us...tying us down....distracting us. But there are also cords that Heaven sends down such as the Rosary. They are stronger than the earthly cords. They are made of a material not found on earth so there is no concern they will break at just the wrong time. They have been wrought over centuries through grace within the Church. St Dominic whose Feast we celebrate tomorrow was one such instrument that helped in the forging of the Rosary that we know of today. But do not doubt the strength of the gift we were given from heaven. Faithfulness in prayer will give us the eyes to see and the ears to hear where we have stepped off the narrow path and hasten to get back on it.

Let us keep each other in prayer. I humbly remember all the members of the Children's Rosary in my prayers each day.

Your Friend in Christ,
Blythe

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
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A Day of Incredible Blessings
How to Start a 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.


For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org