Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Patiently Waiting Campaign 2017

We would like to humbly invite you to join the Children's Rosary by putting a sign in your window as a beautiful reminder of where our hearts can be found as we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ. After you put a sign in your window take a picture of it and post it on social media or your Facebook page.  Challenge a friend to do the same. Email us a picture of the sign in your window and we will feature them.

Several years ago, I was walking past a home and such a sign was in the window.  It caught my attention.  Each time I walked past it each day I looked at it and was grateful for it. To see the sign made me happy inside. I wondered who put such a sign in their window.  Later I would find out it was a wonderfully holy priest.  After his passing many shared how special this little sign was to them. It was so simple but it sent a ripple out into the community, a joyful one that is still moving in my heart years later even after the soul who placed it in his window has passed on.  What if each of us put a sign in our windows?  Speckles of love sprinkled all over the world.

This is the fourth year members of the Children's Rosary have placed signs in our windows and invited others to do the same. We hope many will join us this year and make it a yearly tradition.  On Christmas day the signs come down and are replaced with ones that say: Christ is Born. We have had people ask us what we are waiting for in the past. What a wonderful question to be asked? It may seem so obvious to us but to many they simply do not know what Christmas is about anymore...especially children. How sad if they never hear why we have Christmas and only think it is about Santa Claus.  We invite you to send in pictures including the city and country where they are taken to blythe.kaufman@gmail.com. We will try to feature them here leading up to Christmas.


The top picture is from our home this year. We are including several pictures from previous years in this post. The picture with the star is from Pakistan. Last year many many pictures were sent from Pakistan. The picture with the palm leaves is from Vietnam. One of our Children's Rosary groups in Ecuador also made a sign saying Esperando Pacientemente (Patiently Waiting). 

We can't wait to see new pictures from 2017! Please send in your pictures. This is just another way we can feel connected as we wait for the birth of Jesus. 

*Send pictures to blythe.kaufman@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

When Loved Ones Can't Be Home

This week my husband had some work training in Wurzburg, Germany.  This is far from our home in Connecticut, USA. We missed him at home. He sent beautiful pictures he took from the outdoor Christmas fairs and booths that are present in Wurzburg. But still we missed him. An idea came..maybe he could pray and hit "join in prayer" on our Children's Rosary website (www.childrensrosary.org). The kids came to see their father's light flashing in Germany. My youngest son had his hands shaking as he does when he is excited. We were all excited. 

Asher asked if he could take a picture of the screen showing the lights (see above). We clicked "join in prayer" and added our gold light to the View from Heaven map. He could see us, too.  Today we were able to pray and unify in prayer and we both hit the "join in prayer" button.
I began to think of the many people who cannot be with children, spouses or family especially during the holidays. Maybe there are children who would want to unify prayers with a father or mother far away for what ever reason. So we humbly invite people to come and unify prayers. We ask that you unify prayers with any of the members of the Children's Rosary that are praying and hit our "join in prayer" button on our website and add your gold twinkling light.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
Doing Less So You Can do More
Children's Rosary: View from Heaven Video
A Journey to Bring the Baby Jesus to the Children

Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.


For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Monday, December 11, 2017

First Children's Rosary in Italy to Meet on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe!

 
We have exciting news to share. The first Children's Rosary in Italy will hold their first meeting on December 12th: the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is a Spanish speaking Children's Rosary in Milan, Italy. The group is in the Parish of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary (Parrochia of Visitazione di Maria Vergine) in the City of Pero Milan which is part of the John Paul II Pastoral Community. The group leader explained that her parish is linked with the parish San Filippo e Giacomo and take the name of Comunità Giovanni Paolo II Pastorale (Pastoral Community translated John Paul II). 

There will also be a new Children's Rosary group meeting for the first time in Canada on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The new group is located in the Parish of St John the Evangelist in the town of Morden located in the Province of Manitoba in Canada. They will hold their first meeting at 6:30 PM local time during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. They plan to meet monthly on the second Tuesday of every month.

We welcome the new Children's Rosary groups and ask for the special blessing of Our Lady of Guadalupe on all the members of the Children's Rosary.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
Little Hands Rescue Jesus and Mary

Building a World of Peace and Love
EWTN Interview in Spanish about Rosario de Niños

Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.


For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Child's Nativity Made of Snow

Yesterday we had a beautiful blanket of snow cover our region. This morning as we walked home from Church our oldest son had an idea. This was taken from a post done earlier today:
The priest in his homily spoke of seeing a cave in Bethlehem on a recent trip to Israel. One similar possibly to the one Our Lord was born in. He gave us a vivid mental picture of this cave. Well Kostin was thinking about the cave and proclaimed during the walk that he was going to make a cave out of snow and the people inside out of snow, too. Not sure how that will work but stay tuned for pictures. 
Well here is the update:
The picture above was the finished product. We also include a picture at the bottom of the artist. We share these little experiences to celebrate the faith and creativity of children and also give glory to God. 

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
Doing Less So You Can do More
When the Impossible Becomes Possible
A Journey to Bring the Baby Jesus to the Children

Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.


For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Beauty, Beauty Everywhere!

These are some images from our walk to Mass and the Children's Rosary at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish this morning in Connecticut USA. Snow fell yesterday and left a clean white cover over everything. 

We were out the door early and saw the sun rise as we walked. It was breathtaking. We were hurrying along as the snow makes things a bit slippery and we did not want to be late. 
But we had more time to take a few more pictures on the way home. This star caught my attention but Alina liked the Christmas tree with dollops of snow on each branch.
There is nothing like a fresh snowfall. Yesterday, I was speaking with a friend who was able to see snow falling for the first time. She is from Colombia. She was speaking to me in Spanish as she entered our back door... her face beaming. I could not understand everything she said but she used words that seemed to reference the Divine. Indeed, to see the beauty around us is to see the hand of God in our lives. 
This beauty was Divinely made for us and so there is much to take joy in. Gratitude wells in my heart after a morning with the children at the Children's Rosary, Mass and the beauty of the snow. 

Yesterday, I tried in my poor Spanish to share with our friend that even after seeing snow many times it stills brings a feeling of wonder and amazement. There is also something else that snow does...it slows everyone down and brings family home together. It also brings fun for the kids. Kostin just headed outside. He shared an idea he had on our walk back from the Church. The priest in his homily spoke of seeing a cave in Bethlehem on a recent trip to Israel. One similar possibly to the one Our Lord was born in. He gave us a vivid mental picture of this cave. Well Kostin was thinking about the cave and proclaimed during the walk that he was going to make a cave out of snow and the people inside out of snow, too. Not sure how that will work but stay tuned for pictures. 

This last picture at the bottom was the view from our back door as we set out this morning...sun just peeking on the horizon and the sky with hints of blue and purple. Yes there is beauty, beauty everywhere!
Other Posts You May Enjoy:
Fruits from the Garden
When the Impossible Becomes Possible
A Journey to Bring the Baby Jesus to the Children

Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.


For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Setting Out For the Children's Rosary

Snow is falling in the Northeast region of the Untied States today. The picture above was just taken as the kids set out to St. Peter Claver Church for the Children's Rosary today. Asher holds fresh roses for Our Lady. Kostin is carrying the Rosaries and books. The snow creates extra excitement for the walk to the Church. We hope you will unify prayers with the children as they pray today. The Rosary will begin at 3PM ET. Visit www.childrensrosary.org to see the meeting times in your local time zone. There is also a button called "Join in Prayer" which allows you to unify prayers and add your gold twinkling light to our View from Heaven map. You will see a blue flashing light in Connecticut at 3PM. This will be the kids praying at St. Peter Claver Church. There will also be a blue flashing light in Greenville, Texas USA where another Children's Rosary group will be meeting at 3PM ET.
Thank you all.

United in prayer.

Your Friend in Christ,

Blythe

Friday, December 8, 2017

A Prayer to Our Lady Spoken 15 years Ago by St. John Paul II

Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. In anticipation of this Feast, last night we participated in the Colombian tradition called the Day of the Little Candles. We began by placing two lanterns in front of our house. One lantern was placed on each side of Our Lady. We placed within the lanterns candles made to look like wedding cakes. These we have had for many years but as I thought of Our Lady I thought that we should give the best to her and so the fancy wedding cake candles would be perfect! 

Our Lady of course was fond of weddings and took a special interest that one particular wedding did not go without sufficient wine. And so the candles were placed inside the lanterns. The illuminated heart with the flame in the middle was a very special image that one of my children was able to capture in the picture above.

We prayed in the dark before a statue of Our Lady. Kostin our older son knelt down in front of Our Lady. We included in our prayers the Children's Rosary. We went inside and then an idea came. Asher had asked if we could put more lanterns outside. 

It was then that I remembered four more candles we had. The kids rushed to help in setting up the additional candles and the lanterns we had made. Within two of the lanterns, were candles with the image of St. John Paul II. While outside looking at the candles and praying, a memory came - a prayer that is at the end of our Children's Rosary book. It is a prayer uttered by St. John Paul II at the Piazza di Spagna on December 8th 2002 (the Feast of the Immaculate Conception) 15 years ago. Remembering the prayer I went and got a copy of our Children's Rosary book and said the prayer aloud before the statue of Our Lady. This is that prayer:


"Holy Mary, Mother of God pray for us!"
Pray, O Mother for all of us.
Pray for humanity who suffers poverty and injustice,
violence and hatred, terror and war.
Help us to contemplate with the rosary
the mysteries of Him who "is our peace,"
so that we will all feel involved
in a persevering dedication of service to peace.
Look with special attention
upon the land in which you gave birth to Jesus,
a land that you loved together with Him,
and that is still so sorely tried today.
Pray for us, Mother of hope!
Give us days of peace, watch over our way.
Let us see your Son as we rejoice in heaven. Amen!

Looking at the candles more I marvel at this image of St. John Paul on a candle. A candle that was being used to honor Mary by shining its light through a window in the lantern cut out to look like Our Blessed Mother. Now 15 years after he utter the words addressed to Our Blessed Mother, he was still drawing our attention to the Blessed Virgin Mary of whom he loved so much. 

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
Children's Rosary Book
Children's Rosary - A View from Heaven
A Journey to Bring the Baby Jesus to the Children

Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.


For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Thursday, December 7, 2017

9 Days and 9 Ways to Get Involved and Help the Children's Rosary: Day 9

Beginning last week and for the following 9 Days we are highlighting ways people can get involved and help the Children's Rosary. For those unfamiliar with the Children's Rosary, the Children's Rosary is a prayer group movement for children. It is an effort to begin in parishes, schools and orphanages Rosary prayer groups composed of children. These groups meet regularly to pray a Rosary as a prayer group. Some groups meet monthly, weekly or in some places daily. The children in the groups traditionally range in age from 4-14. But any child with an interest to attend should not be turned away especially those with disabilities who may be older. Children younger then 4 can also attend. More and more there is an appreciation of the benefit young children can receive from praying and seeing other children praying at a very tender age.

Today we would like to ask people to Share your Talents. Our Lord has granted each of us gifts that are unique. We humbly invite you to share those gifts what ever they may be with the Children's Rosary. Are you a talented artist? We have had adults and children who have provided drawings and illustrations for various projects and on our blog. We especially love to have children submit drawings. All drawings done by children are precious and they should be encouraged to send artwork if they have an interest. 


Some may be talented singers or gifted with music. We have heard how children have learned our theme song "Rosary Children" on various musical instruments and have played this during their meetings. Others have played the violin during their meetings including the Ave Maria in between decades. 

Others may have knowledge of graphic design, video editing or programming that they can share with the Children's Rosary. Some may be able to share their experience as a Children's Rosary group leader, providing mentorship to new group leaders. We welcome the involvement of many. Let us know of your interest. 

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
"Light Spreads, Darkness Stays Where it is"
When the Impossible Becomes Possible
A Journey to Bring the Baby Jesus to the Children

Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.


For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Participate in a Colombian Tradition: Day of the Little Candles

The Day of the Little Candles or Día de las Velitas is a custom practiced all over Colombia in honor of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. The way each state in Colombia celebrates the Day of the Little Candles varies according to the region. 
On the evening of December 7th, lanterns are put in front of homes and in the streets with candles inside.  There are processions to honor the Immaculate Conception.  They carry a statue of the Virgin Mary through the streets finishing at the Church where they end by saying the rosary. 
Beginning in 2012 we have celebrated the Day of the Little Candles. We invite members of the Children's Rosary to also put out candles or lanterns tonight in honor of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception tomorrow. Here is a LINK of how to make the lanterns in English. Here is the LINK in Spanish.

We have included some pictures in this post from a previous year when we have celebrated the Day of the Little Candles at our home.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
The Children's Rosary Celebrates the Day of the Little Candles

When the Impossible Becomes Possible
A Journey to Bring the Baby Jesus to the Children

Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.


For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

9 Days and 9 Ways to Get Involved and Help the Children's Rosary: Day 8

Beginning over a week ago we have been highlighting ways people can get involved and help the Children's Rosary. For those unfamiliar with the Children's Rosary,  the Children's Rosary is a prayer group movement for children. It is an effort to begin in parishes, schools and orphanages Rosary prayer groups composed of children. These groups meet regularly to pray a Rosary as a prayer group. Some groups meet monthly, weekly or in some places daily. The children in the groups traditionally range in age from 4-14. But any child with an interest to attend should not be turned away especially those with disabilities who may be older. Children younger then 4 can also attend. More and more there is an appreciation of the benefit young children can receive from praying and seeing other children praying at a very tender age.

Today we would like to invite people to Join the Children in prayer from their homes. Visit one of our websites: www.childrensrosary.org www.rosariodeninos.org or www.rosairedesenfants.org and add your light to our View from Heaven map. First we must explain the View from Heaven map. This is a view of the earth as it might appear to Our Lord and Our Lady with the lights of prayer illuminating the dark sky. Currently, when Children's Rosary groups are meeting a blue twinkling light flashes in the world where the children are praying. The children invite others to join them in prayer. There is a button one can hit "join in prayer" which allows that person to add a gold twinkling light to the map which signifies a soul is unifying prayers. This light remains twinkling for 30 minutes. We wish to have this View from Heaven map never dark with people joining in prayer continually. 


Please consider unifying prayers with the children and adding your light!

In summary what is involved is to visit our site each day (www.childrensrosary.org or www.rosariodeninos.org or www.rosairedesenfants.org) and hit "join in prayer". We ask people to say internally after hitting the button:

Lord I would like to unify prayers with the members of the Children's Rosary praying. By also hitting the button "join in prayer" they join those visible on the map plus by saying that little prayer they join those unifying that do not have access to a computer who are part of the Children's Rosary and are praying. 

The following video in English and Spanish helps to provide the idea behind a View from Heaven.

Thank you all very much!

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
"Light Spreads, Darkness Stays Where it is"
When the Impossible Becomes Possible
A Journey to Bring the Baby Jesus to the Children

Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.


For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Prayers for Fr. Andrew Apostoli

Dear Friends,
Please keep Fr. Andrew Apostoli CFR in your prayers. He is not well. Fr. Andrew is on the Children's Rosary Advisory Board and has been a tremendous help and inspiration. Today the Franciscan Friars released this update on his health:

Fr. Andrew Health Update December 5, 2017 
The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and the Apostoli family continue to be grateful for the outpouring of support and prayers for Fr. Andrew over the past month as he has entered into the final stages of a battle with cancer, which has caused a very serious decline in his health. In this final stage of Fr. Andrew’s life he continues to receive great care from healthcare professionals and friars who are always at his side. During these final days the Apostoli family and the CFR community ask for continued prayers and also privacy for Fr. Andrew as it has become evident that he can no longer receive public visitors or phone calls at this time. 
Thank you for your prayers for Fr. Apostoli.

United in prayer,

Blythe

photo credit: Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

Monday, December 4, 2017

9 Days and 9 Ways to Get Involved and Help the Children's Rosary: Day 7

Beginning last Tuesday and for the following 9 Days we are highlighting ways people can get involved and help the Children's Rosary. For those unfamiliar with the Children's Rosary, the Children's Rosary is a prayer group movement for children. It is an effort to begin in parishes, schools and orphanages Rosary prayer groups composed of children. These groups meet regularly to pray a Rosary as a prayer group. Some groups meet monthly, weekly or in some places daily. The children in the groups traditionally range in age from 4-14. But any child with an interest to attend should not be turned away especially those with disabilities who may be older. Children younger then 4 can also attend. More and more there is an appreciation of the benefit young children can receive from praying and seeing other children praying at a very tender age.

Today we would like to ask people to be Invite a Saint to join the Children's Rosary. This involves asking a Saint, Blessed, Venerable or Servant of God to be a member of the Children's Rosary and intercede for the Children's Rosary. We ask that you pray to that Saint a 9 day novena for the following intention:


MAY THE CHILDREN’S ROSARY, THEIR FAMILIES, THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CHILDREN’S ROSARY INCLUDING OUR PRIESTS, OUR BISHOP AND OUR HOLY FATHER THE POPE BE THE EXTENDED HANDS OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER AND HER SON.  MAY WE GATHER A GREAT MANY SOULS ESPECIALLY YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THE LORD.  MAY WE EXPERIENCE RENEWAL OF FAMILY PRAYER AND SPREAD IT ACROSS THE GLOBE. IN A SPECIAL WAY WE ASK EACH SAINT TO CHOOSE AN INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY OR A PRIEST, ASSOCIATED WITH OUR CHILDREN’S ROSARY GROUP TO LEAD IN THEIR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY. DEAR SAINT PRAY FOR OUR EXTENDED GROUP THAT WE MAY EMBODY THE VIRTUES YOU EXEMPLIFIED HERE ON EARTH.


To become a member of the Children's Rosary one only has to tell the Lord in their heart of their desire to be part of the group. You will then be included in all the novenas being said and all of the rosaries being prayed daily. 

To see a list of the saints that have had 9 Day novenas prayed to them for this intention click HERE

Please email Blythe at blythe.kaufman@gmail.com to have your Saint added to the list once the 9 day novena has been completed.
Other Posts You May Enjoy:
Fruits from the Garden
When the Impossible Becomes Possible
A Journey to Bring the Baby Jesus to the Children

Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.


For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Sunday, December 3, 2017

9 Days and 9 Ways to Get Involved and Help the Children's Rosary: Day 6

Beginning last Tuesday and for the following 9 Days we are highlighting ways people can get involved and help the Children's Rosary. For those unfamiliar with the Children's Rosary,  the Children's Rosary is a prayer group movement for children. It is an effort to begin in parishes, schools and orphanages Rosary prayer groups composed of children. These groups meet regularly to pray a Rosary as a prayer group. Some groups meet monthly, weekly or in some places daily. The children in the groups traditionally range in age from 4-14. But any child with an interest to attend should not be turned away especially those with disabilities who may be older. Children younger then 4 can also attend. More and more there is an appreciation of the benefit young children can receive from praying and seeing other children praying at a very tender age.

Today we would like to invite people to be a Core Light on our View from Heaven map. First we must explain the View from Heaven map. This is a view of the earth as it might appear to Our Lord and Our Lady with the lights of prayer illuminating the dark sky. Currently, when Children's Rosary groups are meeting a blue twinkling light flashes in the world where the children are praying. The children invite others to join them in prayer. There is a button one can hit "join in prayer" which allows that person to add a gold twinkling light to the map which signifies a soul is unifying prayers. This light remains twinkling for 30 minutes. We wish to have this View from Heaven map never dark with people joining in prayer continually. To accomplish this we are looking for 48 people or families to each take 30 minutes a day.  We ask each person to sign up for a half hour each day to unify prayers and hit the button "join in prayer". In this way when people come to the site the map is never dark.  When there is a light flashing there is an invitation for others to unify prayers. We do not want the light to go out. If you are interested please contact Blythe at blythe.kaufman@gmail.com 

We will add you to our list of people who would like to be "core lights". We will be having a Mass said on Christmas Day for all those who are committing to be a core light. 

In summary what is involved is to visit our site each day (www.childrensrosary.org or www.rosariodeninos.org or www.rosairedesenfants.org) and hit "join in prayer" during the time you have chosen. We ask people to say internally after hitting the button:
Lord I would like to unify prayers with the members of the Children's Rosary praying. By also hitting the button "join in prayer" they join those visible on the map plus by saying that little prayer they join those unifying that do not have access to a computer who are part of the Children's Rosary and are praying. Again if you are interested in being a core light please let us know what time you would like to cover each day by emailing blythe.kaufman@gmail.com

The following video in English and Spanish helps to provide the idea behind a View from Heaven.

Thank you all very much!

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
"Light Spreads, Darkness Stays Where it is"
When the Impossible Becomes Possible
A Journey to Bring the Baby Jesus to the Children

Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.


For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Mass Offered on December 2 2017 for Renewal of Family Prayer


A Mass was offered on Saturday December 2nd for Renewal of Family Prayer through the Capuchin Missions. This is something we do on the first Saturday of every month. The children also pray for renewal of family prayer in their prayer groups. In addition, over 800 individual 9 day novenas have been said by members oft the Children's Rosary to different saints also asking for renewal of family prayer.  Why so much attention and prayer for this topic?  
The Children's Rosary is not an intercessory prayer group, meaning its purpose is not to pray for intentions, rather it is a prayer group for children which helps support their prayer lives. Yet one cannot ignore the importance of prayer in the family.  Saints throughout history have championed prayer in the family.  The famous saying coined by Servant of God Fr. Patrick Peyton summaries it so beautifully, "The family that prays together stays together".  And so to keep and strengthen our families we pray for them. We hope that the prayer the children experience in their prayer groups will blossom into a richer prayer life in their homes.  Many members of the Children's Rosary have shared how this is happening in their families.

The pictures above are children who are part of the Children's Rosary (Rosary de Niños) in the Parish of Santos Reyes in Michoacán, Mexico. This picture was sent to us a week ago from their recent meeting. They meet at the Templo Divina Providencia (Chapel of Divine Providence) which is an outpost of the main Parish. The group meets each Saturday at 3:30 PM local time. 


As we enter Advent today one can see how the children of this little group are readying their hearts to meet Jesus. They have set up many statues of the Divine Child to look at as they pray.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary

"Make Friends with Angels..."
Nuestro Fe en VivoVídeo: Una perspectiva desde el cielo

Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.


For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Saturday, December 2, 2017

9 Days and 9 Ways to Get Involved and Help the Children's Rosary: Day 5


Beginning this past Tuesday and for the following 9 Days we are highlighting ways people can get involved and help the Children's Rosary. For those unfamiliar with the Children's Rosary,  the Children's Rosary is a prayer group movement for children. It is an effort to begin in parishes, schools and orphanages Rosary prayer groups composed of children. These groups meet regularly to pray a Rosary as a prayer group. Some groups meet monthly, weekly or in some places daily. The children in the groups traditionally range in age from 4-14. But any child with an interest to attend should not be turned away especially those with disabilities who may be older. Children younger then 4 can also attend. More and more there is an appreciation of the benefit young children can receive from praying and seeing other children praying at a very tender age.

Today we would like to invite people to donate handmade Rosaries to the Children's Rosary. We are very grateful to the people who have made Rosaries and sent them to the Children's Rosary. Yet, the demand continues to increase with more new groups forming throughout the world especially in places like Pakistan, Vietnam, Tanzania, Uganda and the Philippines. It gives us great joy to be able to send little ones handmade rosaries. 
The children package the boxes and carry them to the post office to be sent around the world. Indeed there is much tender love and care that goes into what is sent out. Boxes are prayed over before they leave our house.

We also try to make Rosaries available to any Children's Rosary group forming even ones that might be able to afford to purchase them. In those cases we ask for a donation to go toward the postage if possible. We would like all children to have the opportunity to receive handmade Rosaries. It is just another way the children can be connected together and experience the love of others. 

If you would like to send Rosaries to the Children's Rosary these can be sent to:
Children’s Rosary
PO Box 271743
West Hartford, CT 06127 USA
(Please note that rosaries should be sent in a box or envelope with padding otherwise they can break)
Thank you very much!

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Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.


For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org