Wednesday, December 4, 2013

What Do the Mysteries of the Rosary Mean to Our Children

"I praise you Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth, because you hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to the little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do." (Luke 10:21)
What does the Nativity mean to you?
"After Jesus' birth the world is so Holy" -Asher age 6

As the Children's Rosary is a prayer group movement composed of children and led by children we would like to enlist their help.  On Wednesdays we currently highlight words from our Children.  In a special way I would like to ask the children to share what the mysteries of the Rosary mean to them.  We would like to begin with the Nativity as we are in Advent.  Artwork submissions should be approximately 8.5 x 11 in size either mailed or scanned and then emailed.  Any medium is fine: paint, colored pencil, marker etc.  Please try and have the picture bright enough to be appreciated. Sometimes pencil does not come out well when scanned.  The submissions will be highlighted here on our website.  Please have the children include in the bottom right hand corner of the page their: 
first name
town, city, state, and country

Submissions do not have to be in English.  The idea is to have a picture and phrase if possible.  Parents are welcome to help write the phrase the child is trying to convey if the child is too small to write.

Submissions can be mailed to:

PO Box 271743
West Hartford CT 06127

Email submissions should be sent to:

Over the next three weeks we would like to highlight drawings from the children on the Nativity.  The question to ask them is: 
What does the Nativity Mean to them?

If you are not able to send in pictures now we will be seeking pictures of other mysteries in the upcoming year. Submissions deadlines for other mysteries are included below:

Schedule of Submissions for each upcoming Mysteries:
Joyful Mysteries
Annunciation (submissions by March 15th 2014)
Visitation (submission by May 24th)
Nativity deadline (submissions during Advent no later than December 23rd)
Presentation (submissions by January 25th 2014)

This request for artwork comes out of seeing my own children who love to draw the mysteries of the Rosary and the Stations of the Cross.  It seems to be a way that they process what is going on.  Plus as adults we can be enlightened at what is revealed to them as is the wish of Our Heavenly Father.

Readings which may be helpful for the children when thinking about the mystery of the Nativity or Birth of Christ: Luke 2:1-21

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