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.
The Children's Rosary in Lagos, Nigeria spent weeks in preparation for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. They practiced songs, dance and drama in addition to their daily meeting for the Children's Rosary which they do every day at 6PM their local time.
Yesterday the group leader sent along pictures from their celebration. The drama was about children and the Rosary. One of scenarios was about a girl who was sick and when the children brought a priest and prayed she felt better. Simple messages the children understand and live everyday in their lives. Prayer is woven into their joys and sorrows and so such plays are very natural to them. It is beautiful to see such excitement among the children to both gather to pray and then to express their love for their Heavenly Mother through song, dance and even a birthday cake at the end of the evening.