Monday, October 16, 2017

"The Rosary is My Favorite Prayer"

Today is the anniversary of when John Paul II was elected Pope. In honor of this anniversary we lit a candle in honor of St. John Paul II and we said a prayer for all the members of the Children's Rosary.

St. John Paul II had a strong devotion to the Rosary.  He prayed 15 decades daily. He was quoted as saying, "The Rosary is my favorite prayer".

St. John Paul II Pray For Us!

Simchat Torah October 13th 2017

Simchat Torah this year began on the evening of October 12th and ended the evening of October 13th.  Simchat Torah is considered by some to be the happiest festival of the Jewish year. It celebrates the starting over of the public Torah readings: a beginning anew. Some Jewish communities even have a practice of dancing with the Torah on this festival.

As my husband is Jewish, I was able to attend Shabbat service Friday evening and hear from the Rabbi how the Torah portion for the week would be Genesis and include the Story of Adam and Eve.

As October 13th this year was also the 100th anniversary of the last apparition of Fatima my mind was rolling over the interesting significance. Indeed the starting over, the reading of the story of creation...all to begin on October 13th 2017.  I leave this coincidence to your discernment.

One interesting comment from the Rabbi has remained with me. He said the first mention of something being Holy in the Torah refers to time.  In this he connected time to Shabbat and the Sabbath. Saying that we are not human doers but human beings. As such, we should find the time to rest especially on the Sabbath.  An interesting thing to contemplate. How do we spend our Sabbath?  How do we make it Holy?

First Meeting of the Children's Rosary in Russia!

Yesterday was the first meeting of the Children's Rosary at Nativity of Jesus Parish in Magadan, Russia.
We received a note from the Pastor which began:
"Praise to Jesus Christ now and forever. News of the Children's Rosary in Magadan begins." He went on to share that the new Children's Rosary group was Consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary at the beginning of the meeting.  The children wrote out intentions for the Rosary. These intentions along with the intention sheet we sent were placed before Our Lady. Flowers were also placed before Our Lady during the Rosary.  

The new group will meet each Sunday in October and then monthly for the subsequent months. We welcome this new Children's Rosary group which is our first in Russia!

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Special Release of Our New Video
A Procession for Our Lady

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, October 12, 2017

Special Release of Our New Video: A View from Heaven

We humbly release this video: A View from Heaven.  

In the gospel today it said, "...ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened." (Luke 11:9)  The children have been knocking.  This video is a fruit of many prayers. And yet it is an invitation for more prayer.  Our Lord and Our Lady are very generous with us. "What father among you would hand his son a snake when he asks for a fish?" (Luke 11:11) 

So many these days speak of how crazy our world is becoming. Watch this video and one sees a different vantage point. A different way of looking at our world.  The lens to see this through is prayer.  When one looks at our world that way it looks very different. Indeed the world seems to get very small when so many are praying.

Hear the invitation of the children. Join us in prayer. We ask you to find a time each day and unify prayers. Click "join in prayer" on our website www.childrenrosary.org and say in your heart that you would like to unify prayers with all the members of the Children's Rosary.  As more and more add their light something beautiful happens.  A joy comes to the heart.  One feels they are not alone. Another soul is there praying and unifying.   
Link to watch the Video in English

Link to watch the Video in Spanish

Please consider joining the children in prayer. The children are asked to pray for those unifying prayers with them.  See a schedule of meetings on our website: www.childrensrosary.org or www.rosariodeninos.org or www.rosairedesenfants.org
The meetings are listed in your local time zone. Meetings also appear as a blue flashing light on our View From Heaven map when the children are meeting in their prayer groups. By clicking "join in prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to the map.


Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Month of the Rosary
EWTN Interview about the Children's Rosary in Spanish

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New Children's Rosary to Meet in Russia this Weekend

We are very excited to share that a new Children's Rosary will be meeting for the first time this Sunday at Nativity of Jesus Parish in Magadan, Russia.  

The new Children's Rosary group will be Consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary at the first meeting. In this way the group is under the protection and guidance of Christ and His Mother. The children will be praying in Russian.

Magadan is a port town in Eastern Siberia. The climate is subarctic. Winter begins in October and the winters are very long with 6 months of the year at subzero temperatures. The major industry of the town is ship building and fishing. This town was the prison camp city of Stalin chosen for its remote location and harsh climate.

On May 18th 2017 two hundred handmade Rosaries and twenty-five Children's Rosary books were sent to this parish. The materials were carried by hand to Russia with the hope that a Children's Rosary group could begin in Russia.  By Divine Providence the person carrying the materials was able to visit Fatima with the materials on her way to Russia.  She was able to Consecrate the trip to Our Blessed Mother.

Six months later on October 15th children in Russia will kneel as a prayer group to pray the Rosary.  We are very grateful for such a precious gift as this.  

Please consider joining the children in prayer. The children are asked to pray for those unifying prayers with them.  See a schedule of meetings on our website: www.childrensrosary.org or www.rosariodeninos.org
The meetings are listed in your local time zone. Meetings also appear as a blue flashing light on our View From Heaven map when the children are meeting in their prayer groups. By clicking "join in prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to the map.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Month of the Rosary
EWTN Interview about the Children's Rosary in Spanish

* Photo credit for the the lower picture of Nativity Church: Wikimedia commons

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Did You See the Moon This Week?

Wow the moon seemed so close and big this week.  One of my children took this picture on Wednesday night in our backyard.  

On Friday morning the moon remained in the sky even after the sun was coming up. My daughter and I kept trying to catch glimpses of it between the trees as we walked to morning Mass. Each time I looked at it I was overcome with the beauty of the moon and its closeness to us.

Several years ago a retired pilot called about the Children's Rosary.  He began to talk to me about the moon and Our Lady.  He had many interesting insights but one that has always remained with me is how the moon is able to provide so much light and yet none of it comes from itself. It is simply a reflection of the sun.  It seemed in a very similar way Our Lady does this so perfectly. She acts as a polished mirror of God.  She reflects light but the light does not come from herself.

Thinking of Our Lady and the moon today, I thought of our light.  What light we can bring?  How well polished are we?  As we are now moving into our 7th day of the 9 day fast what has become of us? One of the things that has remained in my prayer this week during the fast is the hope that we can create the light of prayer in our world. That we may through our small way create lights of prayer that can illuminate the darkness.  Through this light we act as an invitation to others to pray and add their light.  On this Feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary can we give Her a gift? Can we take time and add our light that others may come and see it and want to unify prayers?

The Children's Rosary is looking for individuals or families that can commit to 30 minutes each day. We ask that they go to www.childrensrosary.org and click "join in prayer". A gold light will begin flashing in the world on our View from Heaven map.  Others will be able to see this light. 
The light will remain for 30 minutes.  We are asking for people to write to us with a time they would like to commit to prayer each day. In this way when other people from around the world come to the site they will see it alight with prayer. They will see a light and know a soul is out there praying. A soul reaching out through prayer and inviting them to join them.  

Once we have individuals for each half our of the day who have contacted us and pledged to keep the light on we will release a very special video to the world.  A video that provides a glimpse into what Our Lord and Our Lady see when they look down on our world.  It is something we pray and hope that can touch many many hearts. But Our Lord needs us.  This invitation to other souls must be a living invitation...there must be a live soul behind it. Only when the light is going do people know that a person waits for them to join and in that moment something special can happen.  Someone who might not normally pray may say yes to prayer.  Wow that is something very special.

Excited?  Want to be part of this?  I hope so. Write to us with a time you can "join in prayer". This would be a half hour each day.
When you click "join in prayer" on our website we ask that you say internally, "Lord I would like to unify prayers with any members of the Children's Rosary praying". By hitting the button "join in prayer"  one joins 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.

Please write to blythe.kaufman@gmail.com to provide the time you would like to "join in prayer" and add your light.  

Thank you.



Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Flowers for St. Therese

This past Sunday on the Feast of St. Therese. Tran traveled to the Carmelite Monastery in Saigon, Vietnam. 

On behalf of the members of the Children's Rosary Tran brought gifts. He brought a bouquet of fresh flowers to give to St. Therese on behalf of the Children's Rosary. Tran relates that he attended Mass at 7AM which was celebrated by Bishop Vi Hung Nguyen. After Mass the Bishop blessed the flowers. Tran was able to pray for all the members of the Children's Rosary at the monastery and in front of a first class relic of St. Therese. 

The children from the orphanage also had gifts for the nuns which Tran carried with him. Tran was able to give the nuns a painting of St. Therese. This was in the big box. The smaller package had a picture of the Blessed Mother as a child. 
A special thank you to Tran for his prayers for all the members of the Children's Rosary worldwide. We remain united in prayer.

Please consider joining the children in prayer. The children are asked to pray for those unifying prayers with them.  See a schedule of meetings on our website: www.childrensrosary.org or www.rosariodeninos.org
The meetings are listed in your local time zone. Meetings also appear as a blue flashing light on our View From Heaven map when the children are meeting in their prayer groups. By clicking "join in prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to the map.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Month of the Rosary
EWTN Interview about the Children's Rosary in Spanish

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Mass Offered on October 1st 2017 For Seminarians

A Mass was offered today for all seminarians that they will grow in holiness and lead us all in love. Every month we have a Mass offered for this intention. As our seminarians will be the future shepherds and our children are the future flock, it seemed a beautiful way for the children to help. 

We have been periodically featuring different seminarians on the first of the month by inviting them to share something of themselves - a beautiful sharing of faith and love of Our Lord. This month we will be featuring Duyet (Anthony) Nguyen.
 
Duyet Nguyen
"I was born and raised at Tay Nguyen Highland, a famous area in the south of Vietnam. I am currently living at Cathedral Seminary House of Formation in Douglaston, Queens, NY. I am studying English at St. John’s University (Queens, NY) and will be studying philosophy next year.

My desire for the priesthood started during my childhood at the age of nine when I would get up and go to Church to attend mass with my mother every morning. Each day I felt that I was growing in love for God. From the conversations with God through prayer and the guidance of my parents, siblings, and priests, I have since learned to hear from the depths of my heart that God is calling me to the priesthood; this has been my dream since I was a child. 

So, I would like to spend my life responding to God’s love by becoming a witness for God.
I am fascinated by Mark 16:15, “Go into the entire world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Each of us is called to be a missionary, to share the Gospel of Jesus with
the world. Thus, I decided to leave my country to talk about the love of God, to share actively in the mission of Christ. I am just a simple man who was touched and transformed by the joy of God’s love. In my life, I was received many graces from God; I cannot keep this experience to myself. I would love to go out and share the faith with all peoples."

We hope that those of you reading this will keep Duyet Nguyen in your prayers.  If we want holy priests we need to pray for them. They are undertaking a difficult journey for Our Lord and souls. We thank them for their, "Yes".  On this Feast of St. Therese, we ask for her special intercession for Duyet Nguyen.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:

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, September 30, 2017

Help Illuminate the World in Prayer

We are looking for 48 people or families to help us.  On our website we have something called a View from Heaven. This is how we imagine the world looks when Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother look down on the world. Instead of lights of homes and cars they see the lights of prayers. Throughout the day Children's Rosary groups meet and those show up as blue flashing lights. The children invite others to unify prayers with them. By clicking the "join in prayer" button the person adds their gold flashing light to the View from Heaven map. 

The Children's Rosary has a very special video release planned for October.  We hope to release this video on October 7th but we need your help. Before we release the special new video we would like to have a person or family signed up for each half hour of the day to hit "join in prayer" and add their light to the map. As there are 24 hours in a day with a slot every 30 minutes we need 48 people. 

This involves going to our site www.childrensrosary.org or www.rosariodeninos.org and hitting "join in prayer". In this way when others come to the site they will not find it dark. When it is lit there is an invitation to others to unify prayers. In this way Our Lady and Our Lord can keep reaching souls. When we have all slots filled we will be ready to release a new video we are working on. Our Lady and Our Lord illuminated the sky 100 years ago in Fatima we hope to illuminate it now for them with prayer.  

Before you hit the "join in prayer" we ask that you say in your heart, Lord I would like to unify prayers with the members of the Children's Rosary praying. By also hitting the button "join in prayer"  one joins 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.

While people can come and hit "join in prayer" any time we are looking for 48 people who can commit each day to a half hour of time in prayer and reliably hit the "join in prayer" button. They will be the core group who never let the light go out.

Often we look for signs in our world but this invitation is to "be the sign". Through your light you have the ability to invite others to pray throughout the world. Imagine what Our Lord and Our Lady can do with your "yes". Don't miss out in being apart of this incredible gift to Our Lady at such a pivotal time. If you are ready to sign up please email Blythe at blythe.kaufman@gmail.com
Please indicate what time slot you would like to sign up for and your location so we know your time zone. Thank you very much!!!

Friday, September 29, 2017

A Day of Prayer Offered for the Children's Rosary

The Children's Rosary received a beautiful gift from EWTN.  We received this note:
"Our Poor Clares will offer a Day of Prayer for you and your family and all the families and children involved in the Children's Rosary. It will be on September 29th, Feast of the Holy Archangels. The nuns will offer their rosary, holy hour and all the prayers and good works of the day for all of you".
We are most grateful for such a beautiful gift.The date of this Day of Prayer is also special as it is the anniversary of the first time a program aired on EWTN about the Children's Rosary. On October 29th 2013 the Children's Rosary was discussed on Sunday Night Prime with Fr. Andrew Apostoli.  We consider this day of September 29th, the Feast of the Archangels, as a very special date for the Children's Rosary. We pray for the intercession of the Archangels and thank God the Father for the generous gifts and blessings we have received.

Please consider joining the children in prayer. The children are asked to pray for those unifying prayers with them.  See a schedule of meetings on our website: www.childrensrosary.org or www.rosariodeninos.org
The meetings are listed in your local time zone. Meetings also appear as a blue flashing light on our View From Heaven map when the children are meeting in their prayer groups. By clicking "join in prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to the map.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Journey to Bring the Baby Jesus to the Children
Sept 29th EWTN Interview about the Children's Rosary

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Join Us for the 25th International Week of Prayer and Fasting


Consider joining us in this years 25th International Week of Prayer and Fasting.  This week of prayer and fasting for Peace, the Protection of life and the conversion of Nations has received support and blessings from such individuals as St. John Paul II and St Teresa of Calcutta.  

The Children's Rosary has participated for the past four years. Beginning in 2013 with a group of children traveling by bus to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC to lead a Children's Rosary at the kick off vigil.  We have continued our involvement by participating each year in the prayers and fasting.  

This week of prayer and fasting will extend from October 1 - 9. We hope many of the members of the Children's Rosary will consider being a part of this.  

We would like to humbly ask you to include three additional intentions for your week of prayer and fasting:

*May Our Lady's plan for you, your family, the Children's Rosary and how the Children's Rosary affects the world be realized.
*May the Children's Rosary, their families, those associated with the Children's Rosary including our priests, Bishops 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.

* May the Children's Rosary View from Heaven map never go dark...may it be always be illuminated with prayer.
While many will be fasting on bread and water individuals especially children may consider smaller renunciations that are age appropriate such as sweets or other little sacrifices.


We have found over the past few years more and more members of the Children's Rosary participating.  Families have written that both parents and children have joined in for the week of prayer and fasting.

Pope's have also spoken of the benefits of the holy practice of fasting:

Pope Benedict XVI spoke about the value of fasting in his message for Lent on Feb 25th 2009

The faithful practice of fasting contributes, moreover, to conferring unity to the whole person, body and soul, helping to avoid sin and grow in intimacy with the Lord.

Fasting certainly bring benefits to physical well-being, but for believers, it is, in the first place, a “therapy” to heal all that prevents them from conformity to the will of God.
By freely embracing an act of self-denial for the sake of another, we make a statement that our brother or sister in need is not a stranger.
Other Posts You May Enjoy:
Reflections from the International Prayer Vigil 2013
Beautiful Gifts We Received Following the Week of Prayer and Fasting 2014

Fast from Resentment and Bitterness

Monday, September 25, 2017

Mass Offered on September 25th 2017 for all the Members of the Children's Rosary


A Mass was offered today for all the members of the Children's Rosary and all who help the Children's Rosary.  We continue to have a Mass said for the this intention on the 25th of each month. The Eucharist is such a powerful gift from Our Lord that when I wanted to extend thanksgiving to all of you I knew of no better way to express my gratitude.  May Our Lord's love be poured down on all of you through the powerful sacrifice of the Holy Mass.

The picture above is of the Children's Rosary at the Cathedral Parish in Minas, Uruguay. They meet each Saturday morning. 


Please consider joining the children in prayer. The children are asked to pray for those unifying prayers with them.  See a schedule of meetings on our website: www.childrensrosary.org or www.rosariodeninos.org
The meetings are listed in your local time zone. Meetings also appear as a blue flashing light on our View From Heaven map when the children are meeting in their prayer groups. By clicking "join in prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to the map.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Come on a Journey with Us
EWTN Interview about the Children's Rosary in Spanish

Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Spiritual Gift on the Feast of St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Today we received a beautiful gift from the Children's Rosary group leader in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania USA. The Children's Rosary was enrolled in a very special novena of Masses to begin on the Feast of St. Pio (September 23rd).  The card read:

The group leader included a message in the card that read: May God bless all Children's Rosary groups and their families.

We are very grateful for such a kind gift to all the members of the Children's Rosary and their families. 

"But lay up for yourselves treasure in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal" (Matthew 6:20) Indeed these gifts are safe from any earthly danger and we can all share in them. 

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Weathering the Storms Faithfully in Prayer
What Will be My Reward?

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, September 17, 2017

A Procession for Our Lady

On September 13th 2017 the Children's Rosary at Bac Hoa Orphanage in Vietnam planned something special for Our Lady. Tran relates:

"On September 13, we went to pray at Bac Hoa Orphanage. All of us pray from 7-9PM. That day we prayed the rosary, sang the hymn, and there was a procession of statues of Mary around the monastery. The children and sisters holding candles. They sang Ave Maria together. We have just gone to pray the rosary. The children and sisters feel very happy to be attending."
This orphanage is run by religious Sisters. Their first Children's Rosary meeting at the orphanage was September 4th 2016.
They have met as a Children's Rosary for one year each night at 7PM local time. If ever you wondered the fruits of such prayer look at these faces. 
They come ready to pray...ready to sing in honor of their Heavenly Mother...they come ready to do something special out of love. They bring joy and even a seriousness in some cases for they know what they do is important. It is a gift to Our Lord and His Mother. One thing I have marveled at many times is the care that is put into each thing these children do in Vietnam. All the groups that meet in Vietnam are in orphanages. Thus one could say these children have very little. Yet they find a way to create beauty. They give Our Lady flowers, they set up candles under the supervision of the nuns. They do drawings. They make flowers and lanterns out of paper. Their creativity is incredible. But at the heart of all this is love. It is unmistakable. Even the wooden platform Our Lady stands on was handmade by the young people that help with this group. Our Lady is lifted up and surrounded by fresh flowers. Yes, indeed the children prepared a procession fit for a Queen.


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

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

Friday, September 1, 2017

Mass Offered for Seminarians on September 1 2017



A Mass was offered today for all seminarians that they will grow in holiness and lead us all in love. Every month we have a Mass offered for this intention. As our seminarians will be the future shepherds and our children are the future flock, it seemed a beautiful way for the children to help. 

We have been periodically featuring different seminarians on the first of the month by inviting them to share something of themselves - a beautiful sharing of faith and love of Our Lord. The first seminarian we will feature this month is Jay Aaron Sulit pictured above. The second is Danny Dilone pictured below.

Jay Aaron Sulit
My name is Jay Aaron Sulit and I am a diocesan seminarian studying for the Archdiocese of New York. Born and raised in the Bronx, I was not always a practicing Catholic until 4 years ago. Since then, the calling of the priesthood started slowly dawning on me. First going to college for computer science and then nursing, I ended up entering in the seminary in the Fall of 2016.

As the years go by, I try to pray to God and Mary to help discern my vocation and become holy (although, that’s really tough!). Along the way between the studying and praying, I love to DJ, listen to music, do kickboxing, photography, and shenanigans with other fellow seminarians and friends. I just do hope that God keeps me In Christ through Mary and uses all of those things and all of me for God’s Greater Glory and for the Salvation of Souls!

Danny Dilone

I was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in St Philip Neri in the Bronx (although I am a Red Sox fan). I graduated from Brooklyn College in 2016. My major was Physics and I am also very interested in the intersection of faith and science. I am studying to be a diocesan priest for the Archdiocese of New York.

We hope that those of you reading this will keep these young men in your prayers.  If we want holy priests we need to pray for them. They are undertaking a difficult journey for Our Lord and souls.  We thank them for their, "Yes".  

Other Posts You May Enjoy:

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, August 27, 2017

New Children's Rosary Meets on the Feast of St. Monica

Today on the Feast of St. Monica we have good news to share. A new Children's Rosary group held their first meeting today. The group has formed in an outstation of Our Lady of Fatima Mwera Parish in Uganda. The outstation is named after one of the Ugandan martyrs. Fr. Jude wrote that 130 children have joined the new Children's Rosary at St. Ponsiano Church.  Last week we were able to send a package of handmade rosaries and Children's Rosary materials to Fr. Jude for this new Children's Rosary and the growing number of children that have joined the Children's Rosary at the main parish and other outposts. He wrote today of the children in the new group: "Many have no Rosaries! Thanks for the package on its way". The pictures below are of the materials we sent. These included 430 rosaries, 100 Children's Rosary bookmarks, three of our new Joyful Mysteries Children's Rosary CDs and 25 Children's Rosary books.

We thank all of you who support the Children's Rosary through donations and the Rosaries you lovingly make and send.  This is the fruits of your gifts. These little children in rural Uganda with very little have Rosaries on the way which they will use when they come together each Sunday to pray as a Children's Rosary prayer group.

If you would like to find out ways in which you can help the Children's Rosary click HERE.


Other Posts You May Enjoy:
"Take Up and Read"
Under the Protection of Our Mother
How to Start a Children's Rosary
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, August 24, 2017

Mass to be Offered on August 25th 2017 for the Members of the Children's Rosary


A Mass will be offered tomorrow for the members of the Children's Rosary and all who help the Children's Rosary.  We continue to have a Mass said for the this intention on the 25th of each month. The Eucharist is such a powerful gift from Our Lord that when I wanted to extend thanksgiving to all of you I knew of no better way to express my gratitude.  May Our Lord's love be poured down on all of you through the powerful sacrifice of the Holy Mass. 

The pictures above are of the Children's Rosary in Plateau State, Nigeria. They meet each Wednesday at 7PM local time and each Saturday at 7PM local time. Please consider joining the children in prayer.  See a schedule of meetings on our website: www.childrensrosary.org 
The meetings are listed in your local time zone. Meetings also appear as a blue flashing light on our View From Heaven map when the children are meeting in their prayer groups. By clicking "join in prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to the map.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Doing Less So You Can Do More
Resources to Help Begin a Group

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

Friday, August 18, 2017

A Child Makes a Request that Seems Impossible, but Is It?

In June we received a note from a 14 year old boy from the Philippines. I will call him "Courageous" for privacy reasons. He wrote "I'm from the Philippines I like your Prayer movement because this way the Children, through the Rosary can reach God." He was interested in starting a Children's Rosary in his parish and let us know that he would be asking permission from his pastor.

He received permission to begin a Children's Rosary from the Pastor at St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Preparation began and Rosaries were sent to him along with some Children's Rosary books. The materials arrived in record time. Praise God!  

Courageous wrote to us "Thank you for your generous help for me, I prayed for you and the Children's Rosary groups everyday".

He also had a request for 400 Children's Rosary books, 10,000 Rosaries, a Joyful and Sorrowful Children's Rosary CD, a Children's Rosary DVD, 2 read aloud Children's Bibles, 900 Children's Rosary bookmarks and bumper stickers.

The sheer number of Rosaries he asked for left me wondering how many children were there in his group?

Courageous would explain that these were not all intended for the group in his parish. But rather he hoped for others to use them in his city who could begin Children's Rosary groups in their parishes. These were not all meant for him, but many.  Some of what he requested seemed possible to fulfill but the Rosaries and the 400 Children's Rosary books would be more difficult. But what I have learned through the Children's Rosary is not to underestimate what  a child can do or what God can do through a child. Tran in Vietnam taught me this. Children have a wonderful innocence in their hearts to see all that is possible. It does not occur to them that such things: as spreading a prayer group movement for children throughout one's city would be too difficult. Instead it seems wonderful!  This excitement is just what we need. There is no need to give lessons in the possible or reasonable but rather take a lesson from the children and remain open to what God can do. 

The materials we send all come through Divine Providence. So the scale of what we have to offer is not dictated by us. We send what we receive. So in this way the sky is the limit. In the school of Our Lady I have learned not to dismiss any request as too much. Anything is possible with God. I have also learned that God works through people. Rarely does money or Rosaries fall from the sky. But in a way it does because through the hands of many we have received so many beautiful handmade Rosaries.  Some have come from people we have never met but through some means heard of the Children's Rosary and wanted to help. Maybe you are just that person who makes Rosaries or knows someone who makes rosaries and is willing to send them where they are needed. Or maybe you are a person who is able to make a donation to help us send Rosaries that are donated.  The need is great. But that is part of the good news of this post. The fact that we have many priests and individuals waiting for materials to begin groups is actually incredibly hopeful. So in the face of much bad news in the world there is good news. The children are helping to bring a bright light of hope. They have dreams to see many more children like themselves praying. My hope is that we can keep saying yes to each request. The requests are coming from many places such as the United States,  Australia, Tanzania, Kenya, Brazil, Mexico, Uganda, Venezuela, Pakistan, Vietnam to name just a few locations.

Information on how to help HERE.

The pictures included in this post were sent from Courageous. This is the outpost of St. Joseph the Worker where he plans to begin his Children's Rosary on September 2, 2017. This outpost is a Chapel named after Our Lady of Lourdes. Courageous told us that the children will meet in the Chapel for the Children's Rosary. Five flowers will be given, one at the end of each decade to Our Lady. Then all the children will go outside to the garden to give Our Lady more flowers (the garden is pictured above). 

The pictures Courageous sent are very interesting. They look as if they were taken through a thick bottle...almost as if one was looking through a small port hole in a ship and the view outside has some distortion. There is a sense that what one is seeing is a far off place....a glimpse to something very beautiful. 

Indeed it is beauty that we are seeing. We are seeing a young soul hoping, praying, wishing to help other children like himself come together in prayer. Yes 10,000 rosaries is a lot. But is it impossible?

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
A Window to the World Through Prayer
Hear from the Children
How to Start a Children's Rosary
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