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.
This is part of the Gospel reading from today at Mass. It goes on to say:
"No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you." (John 15:15) It is so beautiful for our children to know they have a friend in Jesus. Not only a friend but a best friend. So often as parents we worry about our children. We wonder what affect certain friends are having on them. It is so comforting to know that the time they spend in prayer will help to sanctify them and strengthen them. This process of sanctification is explained beautifully by Bl Bartolo Longo: Just as two friends frequent in each other's company, tend to develop similar habits, so too, by holding familiar converse with Jesus and the Blessed Virgin, by meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary and by living the same life in Holy Communion, we can become, to the extent of our lowliness, similar to them and can learn from their supreme models a life of humility, poverty, hiddenness, patience and perfection."
Members of the Children's Rosary at St. Paul School in Odel, Illinois
placing roses beneath a statue of Our Lady during a Children's Rosary
Over the next few days we have a number of Children's Rosary groups meeting around the world. Please consider joining the children in prayer. They always pray for those unifying prayers with them. If you do not have a Children's Rosary group at your parish consider helping to bring one to your parish. To learn more click here. Friday May 23rd Children's Rosary at St. Mary's School in Orange Texas 7:05 AM CT Children's Rosary at St. Mary's School Pontiac, IL 9:00 AM CT Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Esate Lago Nigeria 1PM ET Saturday May 24th Children's Rosary at St. Mary's Parish in Corvallis Oregon 9AM PT Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lago Nigeria 1PM ET Sunday May 25th Children's Rosary at Our Lady and St. Patrick's Church in Nottingham, England 9AM local time (4AM ET) Children's Rosary at St. Margaret Church in Waterbury CT 10 AM ET Children's Rosary at St. Thomas Church in Thomaston CT 11AM ET Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lago Nigeria 1PM ET Children's Rosary at St. Patrick's Chruch in Tacoma WA 11:30 AM PT Children's Rosary at St. Anthony Church in Lorain, Ohio 3PM ET in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Monday May 26th Children's Rosary at Holy Trinity Academy in Shenandoah, PA 12:20 PM ET Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lago 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 held in front of the Blessed Sacrament.