Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Blessings!!

Dear Friends,
Christmas Blessings to you and your family!! 
As we prepare for Our Lord's coming there is an overwhelming feeling of gratitude that comes.  A desire to thank Our Lord for his kindness comes from the many gifts he has poured into the Children's Rosary this year.  As the Children's Rosary is composed of many souls, it is you that are the treasures.  You are the gifts that have been given. Each soul brought to the Children's Rosary for a reason.  For you all we kneel before the manger and thank Our Lord with all our hearts.  How could it be that so many individuals from around the world could be found and brought together with a mission of bringing children together in regular prayer of the Rosary.  Some nights I marvel at how a soul with just the right talent is brought to the Children's Rosary.  This individual may be deaf or blind or have some disability but the Lord shows how they are most perfectly suited to meet the need.  They may be suffering a great deal but they come with a heart full of love and a closeness to Our Blessed Mother.  Our Lord continues to show us what we can do, not what we cannot.  There is a hope that wells up from the Children's Rosary.  "In the desert people of faith are needed who, with their own lives point out the way to the Promised Land and keep hope alive. Living faith opens the heart to the grace of God which frees us from pessimism"(Pope Benedict XVI October 11, 2012).  Children have a wonderful way of doing this through prayer. 
May I humbly thank all of you who have helped the Children's Rosary.  Thank you to each family that has brought their children to the Children's Rosary.  In a special way may I thank parents and grandparents for their role in helping to pass on the faith by bringing these little ones together in prayer.  Thank you to those who run Children's Rosary groups and faithfully hold meetings month after month.  Thank you to those who have taken a chance and are trying to start new groups.  Thank you for all those from as far as Russian, Australia, Germany, India and the United Kingdom who have visited our website and united themselves to the children's prayers.  You are all a wonderful witness to me of the fellowship and love we all share together with Our Blessed Mother and Jesus.
As a small thank you to all our members and those that have given both of time, talent and treasure, a Mass has been offered for you all on December 25th 2015 through the Capuchin Missions.  All the members of the Children's Rosary and all who have been so generous to the Children's Rosary this year are also being remembered in our Christmas Novena. May Our Lord Bless You all Abundantly!!
Your Friend in Christ,

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