The Children's Rosary® is a prayer group movement that was begun out of love for Our Lady and Her Son. Jesus tells us "Truly, I say to you unless you turn and become like children you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven" (Matthew 18:3). The Children's Rosary is an effort to begin in parishes rosary prayer groups composed of children and led by children. Through prayer of the Rosary Our Lady will guide our young people while at the same time sanctify families and Parishes.
First Meeting of the Children's Rosary in Pontiac, Illinois Makes News
Mia Brady a member of the Children's Rosary credit: Pontiac Daily Leader
On the first Friday of March St. Mary's School held their first Children's Rosary. They joined children from all around the world to pray the Rosary. Local news outlets took notice. Both the Diocese newspaper (The Post) and the secular paper (Pontiac Daily Leader) covered the story. In a time when media so often has to cover tragic events regarding our children it is wonderful to see that there is hopeful uplifting news making it into the press as well. The story which ran in the Pontiac Daily Leader ran the story front page with the title: Joining Others Around the World. How glorious to pick up your paper and see this little girl on the cover. Children have a wonderful way of touching hearts, not only the heart of Our Lord but also the hearts of their parents and those around them. In this way these little ones have the capacity to bring many to the Lord with them. St. Mary's School is located within the Peoria Diocese, home to Ven. Archbishop Fulton Sheen who is currently being considered for Beatification. Recently Bishop Jenky, Director of the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation and Bishop in Peoria wrote to the Children's Rosary group leader in Pontiac: "As you are perhaps well aware, the Diocese of Peoria has made a major commitment to promote the Rosary among all age groups, very much including children....Many thanks for promoting the Children's Rosary. It is my hope and prayer that the next generation of believers has the Rosary in their "spiritual arsenal"'. Full article in the Pontiac Daily Leader Full article in The Post