Saturday, July 15, 2017

Road Trip with Our Blessed Mother

We are taking Our Lady on the road. Destination is the CMN Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois. There we will have a Children's Rosary booth. We will also be leading a Children's Rosary daily at the Conference. 

Please pray for us on this trip. We will have an opportunity to go on a short one day pilgrimage to the National Shrine of St. Therese on Tuesday July 18th. We will be praying for all the members of the Children's Rosary and all who help the Children's Rosary there.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Avenue of Grace
Resources to Help Begin a Group

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

New Children's Rosary in Nicaragua

On July 13th a new Children's Rosary (Rosario de Niño) held their first meeting at Our Lady of Fatima chapel (pictured above). 

This is one of the sub-parishes of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Ticuantepe. Children's Rosary groups now exist at the main parish of Sacred Heart (Sagrado Corazón del Jesús) and in two of the sub-parishes: Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel and now Our Lady of Fatima Chapel. We welcome these children to the Children's Rosary. The children of this group have chosen to meet on the 13th of the month!

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
"Children from four Families I found Reciting the Rosary"
Resources to Help Begin a Group

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


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Children Reaching Out to Other Children

As tomorrow is July 13th it seemed timely to share these pictures from our Children's Rosary group at Malaybalay Parish Cathedral in the Philippines.  The pictures were taken on May 13 2017. 

The groups leader shares:
"The children brought the Fatima icon to the Monobo tribe children evacuees and taught them how to pray the Rosary". Several other organizations contributed food to feed some 300 children and their parents. 



After the feeding had taken place the Children's Rosary group leader shared, "the Manobo children put Mama Mary on the sidewalk, lighted candles and pray the Rosary. The Rosary prayer was led by the 3 Manobo older children"

It is special to see the children from the Children's Rosary at the Malaybalay Parish Cathedral reaching out to the Manobo children. Recently Pope Francis in a document entitled the Missionary Pastoral Care with Children invites children to have an active role in evangelization. He writes, "This missionary service is carried out through the protagonist role of the children themselves. Jesus himself is the one who has given them a very important mission in the Church and the World."

Please keep these children in your prayers.  They hope to be able to form a Children's Rosary at San Fernando Parish as soon as peace is attained in their area and they are able to return home.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
The Skies in Alaska are Filled with the Voices of Children Praying
Resources to Help Begin a Group

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, July 9, 2017

First Meeting of the Children's Rosary in Montevideo, Uruguay!

Meet our new Children's Rosary (Rosario de Niños) at Los Pilares School in Montevideo, Uruguay. This group began on June 9th 2017.  They meet each Friday at 12:15 PM local time.  We wish to thank in a special way Mons. Jaime Fuentes, the Bishop of Minas, for all he has done to help initiate this new group as well as the one that exists in the Cathedral Parish in Minas.

We also wish to thank all those who have donated handmade rosaries to the Children's Rosary. We were able to send 400 Rosaries to Mons. Fuentes to help in spreading the Children's Rosary prayer group movement in his Diocese.

Mons. Fuentes shared with us that "since December 8, 2016 we are living in my Diocese a Marian Year".

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Avenue of Grace
Resources to Help Begin a Group

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



Saturday, July 8, 2017

Tune in Today for a Children's Rosary on Radio Maria LIVE

Today at 3PM CT / 4PM ET members of the Children's Rosary will lead a Children's Rosary on Radio Maria. This is something we do on the second Saturday of each month. At the exact time of the the airing there will also be a Children's Rosary group meeting in Cliffside  Park, New Jersey USA.  Please consider unifying prayers with the children meeting in New Jersey and those praying on Radio Maria. You can listen to the prayers live on Radio Maria HERE.
Also please visit our website www.childrensrosary.org to click "join in prayer" and add your light to our View from Heaven map. We also ask the Children's Rosary groups when they are meeting to pray for those unifying prayers with them. So in this way when you unify prayers with the children, they are praying for you!

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Where is Your Bible
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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Under the Protection of Our Mother

This past week I was walking in the evening praying the Rosary. The sun had gone down and it was almost dark. There was quiet and some things were coming to mind. Areas where I wish I was better, places in my day to day life with my family where I fall short of all that I hoped I could be as a wife and mother.  It was at that moment that I found great gratitude for being under the protection of Our Blessed Mother. For I trust that with Rosary in hand in prayer She sees my situation and is protecting me and helping me.


The next thought that came to mind were some mother hens at my mom's farm.  This requires a little back story to give you the context of the image that came to mind.  My mom lives on a farm. She has four flocks of chickens. All these chickens she purchased either at a store or farmers co-op when they were only a few day old chicks. Chickens these days at least in the United States have been bred not to have the brooding trait, meaning they no longer know how to sit on eggs. They simply lay an egg and go about their business. My mom has had a few chickens over the years who still had the brooding instinct and sat on eggs but sadly they never hatched as there was no rooster near them.  But this summer there was a rooster and two hens began sitting on eggs.  This process is not quick... it takes weeks. The two hens sat patiently waiting...keeping their eggs warm with wings spread wide to cover them. My daughter was at her grandmother's farms helping when something wonderful happened. On the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus a chick emerged. It was black with a yellow dot. My mom had not seen the chick. It was my daughter, Alina, who discover the chick as the mother hen had the chick hidden under her wing. 

Normally it is very challenging to raise baby chicks, one must keep the temperature over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Yet the mother hen was doing everything. My mom put her hand under the hen and she said it was very hot. My mom and Alina quickly went to the store to get the special chick food. But when they first put it out the mother hen pushed it away. She had chewed something up herself and was giving it to the chick. Again the mother hen knew best. She had it covered. Several other chicks hatched. All were tucked safely under their mother's wing obscured from site.  Alina was lucky to catch some moments when the chick emerged to snap a few pictures. 

So it was this image of the mother hen with her little chick under her wing that came to mind as I was praying. I felt in prayer Our Blessed Mother was reminding me of the mother hen. She was showing me through nature how this weak little chick is protected in such a tender way by its mother. 
How much more, I thought, must we be protected under Our Blessed Mother's mantle.  

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Where is Your Bible
Resources to Help Begin a Group

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

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Mass Offered on July 1, 2017 for Renewal of Family Prayer


A Mass was offered today for Renewal of Family Prayer through the Capuchin Missions. This is something we do on the first Saturday of every month. The children also pray for renewal of family prayer in their prayer groups. In addition, over 780 individual 9 day novenas have been said by members oft the Children's Rosary to different saints also asking for renewal of family prayer.  Why so much attention and prayer for this topic?  

The Children's Rosary is not an intercessory prayer group, meaning its purpose is not to pray for intentions, rather it is a prayer group for children which helps support their prayer lives. Yet one cannot ignore the importance of prayer in the family.  Saints throughout history have championed prayer in the family.  The famous saying coined by Servant of God Fr. Patrick Peyton summaries it so beautifully, "The family that prays together stays together".  And so to keep and strengthen our families we pray for them. We hope that the prayer the children experience in their prayer groups will blossom into a richer prayer life in their homes.  Many members of the Children's Rosary have shared how this is happening in their families.


The picture above is a new Children's Rosary in Uganda. They are the Children's Rosary of Our Lady of Fatima Parish - Mawanda. This is one of the sub-parishes of Our Lady of Fatima Mwera. 

This new group meets to pray the Rosary every day together at 7:30 PM local time. They began with 42 members but now the numbers are growing to 52 members. Please consider unifying in prayer with them. A complete schedule of meetings each day is posted on our site in your local time zone: www.childrensrosary.org
The children are asked to pray for those unifying prayers with them so gather your family and unify prayers. Click "join in prayer" on our website and we will be able to see your gold flashing light on our "View from Heaven" map.

May I also thank all those who send the Children's Rosary handmade Rosaries. As you can see these Rosaries are put to good use. The need is great and we have seen a large increase in requests from individuals around the world wanting to begin Children's Rosary prayer groups.  Many children are currently waiting to get a Rosary so if you make Rosaries or know someone who does please let them know of our need.  Rosaries can be sent to: 

Children's Rosary
Po Box 271743 
West Hartford, CT 06127 USA

Thank you all!