Saturday, September 27, 2014

Little Angels

Children's Rosary, St. Michael the Archangel Parish
Recently one of our Children's Rosary group leaders from British Columbia Canada, Inez,  traveled to Kenya for the summer with her husband, daughter and niece.  Her goal was to help spread Children's Rosary groups throughout the area.  Earlier we shared the first group that began as a result of her trip at Our Lady of Grace Home for Children.  The second group to begin was in the Parish of St. Michael the Archangel in Langatta Nairobi, Kenya.  This group met for the first time on August 18th 2014 and was Consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary.  In this way the group is under the protection and guidance of Christ and His Mother.

This new group now meets weekly on Saturday mornings at 10AM in a small building within the Kibera slums.(While I was hesitant to call the meeting location, the Kibera slums, Inez confirmed that this is the name of the region and is the term all the local people use freely). The group rents a small room, in the building pictured behind the children, each Saturday morning to have a place for the children to meet. The black drum in the left side of the picture is a water tank where these children and their families come to buy clean water which comes at a precious price to them.

This group consists of approximately 70 children ages 1 to 14 years old. Some of the littlest ones are in the front row, a few in their pajamas. A wonderful religious sister is leading this Children's Rosary group. Inez shared that when she was speaking to the children about Our Blessed Mother and the beauty of the Rosary "they sat at full attention soaking up every word! The longing of the children in Africa for the word of God is astounding!"

Inez shared, "it is my hope and prayer that Our Lady will make this place her home and keep all the children safe and happy".  Inez was able to provide some funds for the group to buy a statue of Our Lady as they did not have one. "It is important to plant Mother Mary right in the slums so she can watch over them, and protect them from harm and danger." 

Looking at these little ones they look like little angels.  It seems so fitting that they attend the Church of St. Michael the Archangel.  With the Feast of the Archangels Monday, in a special we pray that the Archangels and all the choirs of angels will protect this group and all our Children's Rosary groups and members.  We were blessed today to have another Children's Rosary group meet in a Parish named after St. Michael the Archangel.  This group is in Garden City, South Carolina USA.  Yet despite a great distance separating these children there is a unity in the beauty of children and the power of prayer. 

Thank you all who help to spread the Children's Rosary.  For more information about beginning a Children's Rosary group click HERE.

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