Sunday, May 19, 2019

May 13th the Barrels Were Opened!

On May 13th, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, the barrels we sent to Uganda were opened by customs officials. 
It seemed a beautiful signal grace that these barrels sent so many months ago, which contained over 13,000 rosaries, were opened on Our Lady's Feast. One barrel had been packed in August 2018 and the other in October 2018. Fr. Richard, a priest from our parish originally from Uganda, had helped to take the two barrels to another location where they stayed for many months while the large shipping container was filled with other items destined for Uganda. When the shipping container was almost filled our barrels were added and then the container was loaded on a sea vessel.
News came this past week through Fr. Richard that the barrels had been opened on May 13th by customs officials. Fr. Richard's sister who was present when the barrels were opened related: "They saw the rosaries as well as the other items. Not sure what tax will be as they insisted to call them jewelry ?" 
The customs people thought they were jewelry. They are not. However, I was not surprised by the officials first impression as I have always thought they looked like jewels and are actually invaluable to the souls who use them. We still do not know if a large tax will be issued to release the barrels. We humbly ask those reading this to say one Hail Mary that the the tax will not be too high and they will release the barrels soon.  In addition to over 13,000 rosaries, the barrels contain more than 1,000 Children's Rosary books. With our trip to Africa now 2 weeks away, we are looking forward to assisting in the distribution of the rosaries and books to the different Children's Rosary groups. We will be visiting 6 Dioceses in Uganda.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Children's Rosary Mother's Day Celebrations in Pakistan 2019

We received these pictures today from different Children's Rosary groups in Pakistan. The top picture is from the Children's Rosary in Ugu Chak. The children in a special way prayed for their mothers. 
In Kotli Rate Wali, the children had little gifts they shared with their mothers. The Children's Rosary in Mosa Dugl made a cake. Each group honored their mothers in different ways and most importantly prayed for them. 

We would like to wish all Mothers a Blessed Mother's Day

Our Lady is Crowned Many Times by the Children this Weekend

We share these pictures from the May crownings that were held this weekend at St. Peter Claver Parish in West Hartford, Connecticut USA and also St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in West Hartford, Connecticut. 

At St. Peter Claver we had a tiny group to begin our Children's Rosary meeting. It was just our three children. Asher being the youngest, crowned Our Lady. We played the song Hail Holy Queen from our Children's Rosary Glorious Mysteries CD during the crowning. Following the crowning, we began the Rosary. But then there was a surprise...another family came! The Children's Rosary group leader from the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury Connecticut, came with her daughter Marianne. We were all thrilled to see them both. Marianne quickly took her place kneeling next to my kids. At the end of the Rosary, we decided to crown Our Lady again as Marianne was now the youngest child attending the Rosary. We again played Hail Holy Queen and sang along. Marianne very reverently placed the fresh rose crown on Our Lady's head.
Today we had our monthly Children's Rosary at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. We began the Children's Rosary with a crowning. This time it was little Ingrid who was our youngest child in attendance. 

With the help of her older sister, she place the crown of flowers on Mary's head. She promptly ran back to her mom saying "I did it". She was very pleased with herself. We had two boys who were making their first communion today join us for the crowning and part of the Rosary. We felt it was a tremendous grace for them to have this time in prayer before they had to line up for Mass. We prayed in a special way for them. 

This little crown of roses was placed many times on Our Lady's head. Roses were also placed at Her feet at the end of the decades of the Rosary. We did small things but we trust they have great meaning to Our Lady and also to the children. These little experiences, such as Crowning Mary, create memories for these children that last a lifetime. One might reflect on if you ever participated in a Crowning of Mary as a child. Do you remember the day? Most look back fondly on such memories. These experiences allow the roots of faith to go deeper in the soul and help to anchor us in the knowledge that we have a Heavenly Mother who loves us. 

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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.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR NEW VIDEO:
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
Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site Web:www.rosairedesenfants.org

Friday, May 10, 2019

When a Person Falls in Love with Jesus

On Sunday, Tran, a member of the Children's Rosary will travel to Bein Hoa to visit a leper community. These people, he explained, have been shunned due to their illness and live together in a community of approximately 100 people. Tran and other members of the Children's Rosary have visited this community before and shared food with them and also prayed with them. To celebrate the Easter season, Tran plans to bring noodles, canned food and fruit to share with these people who suffer and live in great poverty.

As today is the Feast of St. Damian, who ministered to the lepers in Hawaii, I could not help but see the beautiful connection. It is a common love of Jesus which brings these souls to see past the exterior and share love to their neighbors.  

Tran is a teenager and despite his young age he has helped begin many Children's Rosary prayer groups in his native country of Vietnam. It is love that draws him to do all that he does.  He is a witness of the fruits that come when a person falls in love with Jesus. It is our hope through the Children's Rosary that many children will fall in love with Our Lord. 

The pictures included in this post are from prior visits Tran has made to this leper community to help them. 

St. Damian pray for us. Amen

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Barrels Arrive in Uganda - God's Providence Never Fails in Its Designs

Yesterday on our website we announced the upcoming trip to Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Unbeknownst to us, yesterday was also the day the two barrels we sent filled with rosaries arrived in Uganda. The first of these two barrels we sent in August of last year the second in October. We knew that transport by ship would take a long time but many factors delayed these barrels far longer then anyone predicted. In total, the two barrels contain 13,152 rosaries. We also sent over 1,000 Children's Rosary books. At the time we sent the barrels we had no idea we would be traveling to Africa and we never could have foreseen that we would be the ones to pack the barrels and also help in unpacking them. 

It is estimated that it will take one or two weeks for the barrels to pass through the customs check. The tentative plan is that these barrels will be brought to Mityana which is our first stop when we visit Uganda. In this way, we can help carry some of these materials to the different Children's Rosary groups we visit in various dioceses throughout Uganda.

Indeed the timing of the arrival of these barrels is providential. They arrive during Our Lady's month of May and in perfect timing for the visit to Uganda. Praise God for arranging things so beautifully.

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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.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR NEW VIDEO:
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
Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site Web:www.rosairedesenfants.org

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Upcoming Trip to Kenya,Tanzania and Uganda!

Dear Friends,
Recently we shared that 13 schools in Uganda have begun School-wide Children's Rosary groups involving over 3,000 children. A new Children's Rosary group was also begun in Thithia School in Kenya. Thus far the news of these new groups has been coming through priests and group leaders. We are excited to share that there is a trip planned to visit Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda this June. 

While we will not be able to visit all the Children's Rosary groups in these countries given the vast distances that in some cases separate groups, we will be visiting many. In Uganda, we will be visiting 5 Dioceses. In Kenya we will travel to Sultan Hamud a relatively rural area outside of Nairobi. From this location, which is home to the Maasai tribe, we will go several hours distance to a remote place where new Children's Rosary groups have formed near Tsavo National Park. We will then drive into Tanzania and visit Children's Rosary groups in Arusha, Moshi and the area around Lake Chala. From Tanzania we will drive back into Kenya to visit Children's Rosary groups in Mombasa and Malindi. Some of the children involved with the Children's Rosary in Malindi, Kenya are shown in the two pictures featured with this post. We also look forward to meeting Fr. Martin, Sr. Angelina and Sr. Irene who are shown with the children below. Our trip will begin on June 3rd, the Feast of the Ugandan Martyrs, and we will leave Africa on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, June 26th. 

Some of you may be aware that I have a genetic disability that among many things affects joints. Due to a collagen defect which causes instability of the joints, I can not longer drive or even do simple things like open a door or life a glass full of water. Travel is extremely difficult. Yet in prayer, the Lord has opened my heart to the idea of going to Africa. There is a peace and confidence about this trip and surprisingly my heart has no fear about the many unknowns. I do humbly ask for your prayers as our family makes this long journey to a place very far from our home in Connecticut USA. We look forward to sharing what we see and experience through our blog. So please follow along with us. We will carry you in our hearts. Some regions do not have internet connections so we surely will have more complete reports coming when we get back but we will try when possible to provide updates along the way.

Thank you friends for your support.
United in prayer

Your Friend in Christ,
Blythe

Monday, May 6, 2019

New Grotto in Honor of Our Lady Begins to Take Shape

Members of the Children's Rosary in Qila Didar Singh Gujranwala, Pakistan are building a Grotto in honor of Our Lady. The Children's Rosary group leader sent these pictures of the progress. He also shared that all the children are working with him on the project.

Significant progress has been made on the floor and brick walls. We will continue to follow this project in the coming weeks. The Children's Rosary group leader asked for prayers for this Grotto Project. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Two Years Ago Today on May 1st 2017

On May 1st 2017 the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker and the first day of Our Lady's month of May, the Children's Rosary received a gift. EWTN featured the Children's Rosary on two shows. Nuestra Fe en Vivo aired a program on the Children's Rosary in Spanish. Host Pepe Alonso interviewed, Asher Kaufman age 10, a member of the Children's Rosary. If you have not had a chance to see this interview it is very special. The link is HERE.
At Home with Jim and Joy also featured a program that highlighted the Children's Rosary.

Many beautiful fruits came through those airings and we would like to thank God, Our Lady and the people at EWTN for their kindness to help spread the Children's Rosary. For those who may not have seen the programs links to both are provided below:
At Home with Jim and Joy
Nuestra Fe en Vivo


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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.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR NEW VIDEO:
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
Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site Web:www.rosairedesenfants.org

Monday, April 29, 2019

Children's Rosary to be Featured on EWTN Radio Tonight

Today at 8 PM PST and 5 PM Eastern Asher Kaufman (age 12) will be talking in Spanish about the Children's Rosary on the radio program "Young Soul Alma Joven". This is a Spanish program which airs on EWTN Radio (Radio Católica Mundial). The link to listen live is HERE.

Today is the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena

Today we honor St. Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church and mystic. She is quoted as saying "Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire". Indeed she encourages us on the path to holiness. St. John Paul II made her one of Europe's patron saints. Many might not be aware but the Children's Rosary Joyful Mysteries CD has an original song written about St. Catherine of Siena sung by members of the Children's Rosary. 

The Joyful Mysteries CD can be ordered HERE. One can also download the song HERE.

If you have yet to purchase our two prior CDs the Glorious and Sorrowful Mysteries, EWTN is offering a special bundle price for all three! 
Order HERE.

Entire collection of Children's Rosary materials available to order HERE.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Divine Mercy Sunday 2019

Dear Friends,
Today we had a special Divine Mercy Event at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in West Hartford, Connecticut USA. This is the parish where the Children's Rosary first began. The organizers of the Divine Mercy Event invited the Children's Rosary to lead the Rosary.

One of the intentions that was mentioned aloud before beginning the Rosary was for all the members of the Children's Rosary. A first class relic of St. Faustina was present for the Event. While touching the relic in a special way I prayed for the members of the Children's Rosary. Please know you were remembered today in prayer. One of the very special blessings of the day was the grace of having the children lead the prayers in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

For those of you who may not be aware we have a beautiful Chaplet of Divine Mercy recorded by members of the Children's Rosary. It is moving. Click HERE to listen and pray along with it. 

Thank you all and may you have a blessed Divine Mercy Sunday.

Your Friend in Christ,
Blythe

Saturday, April 27, 2019

A Puddle

Occasionally on this blog I have shared a bit about the journey of an illness that pulled me from an active career as an Endodontist and bit by bit simplified my life. At the time it did not feel like my life was becoming simpler. Rather it felt like a terrible road that was leading away from my ability to live life. Through a genetic condition that was diagnosed during the pregnancy with our son, I was warned that my body might deteriorate. Indeed this is what happened. Not only would I lose the ability to do many of the things I wanted to do to care for myself such as even tying my shoes for myself. I could not even open a refrigerator to get something to eat. This was due to instability of the joints in my hands and other parts of my body. This instability caused injury and even joint dislocation. There were periods of time when I was in excruciating pain. It was through this process that Our Lord was breaking down deeply rooted ideas that I could do things on my own and did not need to rely on God. 

After reaching the worst of my physical decline, often I would think of myself as a puddle. I was brought low, so low in fact that nothing solid remained just a puddle of my former self. I thought of this puddle as the lowest point. One could get no lower at least in the way I thought of myself. 

Our Lord did not leave me alone...in fact I am certain I was never alone at any point in that spiraling decline. But once I hit rock bottom and I turned everything over to God hope flooded in. I would never get back my ability to do many things such as practice dentistry, drive or even open a refrigerator, yet the future seemed bright. In some ways my body began to stabilize and I again could walk more then across a room and even could walk to Mass each day. Yet as I would speak of those darkest moments I would often relate the feeling of being a puddle. The image of myself never seemed to leave me. The sadness was gone. It was rather just a way to describe a feeling I had. 

Today when after Mass I found myself needing to lay down I was reminded of the puddle. As I thought of the puddle Our Lord showed me the beauty of even a simple dirty puddle. The water that fell was clean but the world had in many ways sullied it. Yet even in this rather pitiful state when the sun peeked out from behind a cloud this dirty little puddle could reflect that which is above. It surely had no beauty of its own.  Of itself the puddle is to be avoided by most people of good sense as one wants to keep your shoes clean and dry. Yet God can use even this little puddle for His Glory. The puddle could do what many of the things in the yard could not do. It could reflect the beauty of the sky in such a way. 

I have always felt that Our Lord kept my limitations always present to keep me always aware at how dependent I am on Him. He had taught me in a very hard lesson, hard because of my stubbornness. He had taught me the beauty of the response of Peter to Our Lord's question: "You do not want to go away also, do you?" and Peter answered, "Lord, to whom shall we go?"(John 6:68)  I had through many tries attempted many other paths. I found none satisfying save one that Our Lord was leading me on. So today in my bed I called to my daughter to go out and take some pictures of puddles. As a good daughter she indulged me. What she brought back was just what I suspected in my heart. There were small puddles that shown beautifully the sky with all its splendor. As I mentioned before, most people try to avoid puddles. This is of course save for the little child who loves nothing more then jumping in puddles. What can be more fun? Maybe this is why Our Lord has put me among so many children through the Children's Rosary. It is there that His little puddle can serve Him best.


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.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR NEW VIDEO:

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
Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site Web:www.rosairedesenfants.org

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Mass Offered on April 25th 2019 for 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 photo above is from the Children's Rosary at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Middletown, Pennsylvania USA. This picture was taken during their April 7th meeting. 
We thank the children for their prayers. One can imagine it brings Our Lady and her Son great joy to look down and see such a sight. 

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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.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR NEW VIDEO:

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
Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site Web:www.rosairedesenfants.org

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Wishing You a Blessed Easter

The Children's  Rosary wishes you a Blessed Easter!

May God bless you and your families. Amen.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

8th Anniversary of the Children's Rosary

Last Sunday we celebrated the 8th Anniversary of the Children's Rosary. The Children's Rosary has been meeting monthly for the past 8 years at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in West Hartford, Connecticut USA. A single meeting has not been missed over the 8 years. Sometimes our numbers were very small but still we met. We have seen that numbers do not matter. As Mother Theresa was fond of saying, "God has not called me to be successful, He called me to be faithful". From this little group, many other groups have followed the simple model of the Children's Rosary and formed in parishes, schools and orphanages across the globe. We were joined last Sunday by Fr. Richard Okiria our Parochial Vicar at St. Thomas. He led Grace for our breakfast. Fr. Richard is originally from Uganda. He along with our Pastor, Fr. Moran, have been wonderfully supportive of the Children's Rosary.

At our Anniversary celebration last Sunday, we had a little potluck breakfast. The kids made a rosary out of donuts and donut holes. After the breakfast, we went to the Chapel where  the children led the Rosary. We prayed in a special way for all the members of the Children's Rosary. 

We are happy to report that 54 Masses were offered as part of our Children's Rosary Anniversary Novena of Masses. Twenty-seven Masses were offered for the fulfillment of Our Lady's plans for the Children's Rosary. Twenty-seven Masses were offered in Thanksgiving. The last of these were offered on Holy Thursday. We thank all those who helped in providing donations for the Masses that were celebrated.

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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.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR NEW VIDEO:

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
Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site Web:www.rosairedesenfants.org

Friday, April 19, 2019

Join Us in Praying the Divine Mercy Novena Beginning April 19th 2019

Dear Friends,

Good Friday is the day that Jesus asked Saint Faustina that a 9 day novena to the Divine Mercy be initiated.  He gave her a different group of souls to pray for each day.  Along with those intentions the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is said as well. The novena leads up to Divine Mercy Sunday instituted by Pope John Paul II. Attached is a link to the Divine Mercy Novena and how to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. 

May the Children’s Rosary humbly ask that you include our intention with the intentions you are praying this Divine Mercy Novena.  Please remember that to become a member of the Children’s Rosary you only have to tell Our Lord in your heart of your desire to join us and then you will be included in all of these novenas and rosaries said daily. We thank you!

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. MAY A GREAT MANY PEOPLE BE BROUGHT TO THE CHILDREN'S ROSARY THAT WE MAY BLANKET THE EARTH WITH PEOPLE WANTING TO BE THE EXTENDED HANDS OF MARY AND JESUS. AMEN

We are excited to share that we have a recording of the children leading the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.  We invite you to pray with them as you say your novena.




Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Getting Ready for May

We would like to provide some resources and suggestions as people prepare for May.
May Crowning
*Consider having a May Crowning at the beginning of your Children's Rosary meeting. Suggestions on planning your May Crowning are provided HERE.
*Our Children's Rosary Glorious Mysteries CD has the song Hail Holy Queen sung by children which can be played as the children process up to a statue of Our Lady with a crown of flowers. Here is a link to our whole collection of materials. For those living in Europe these materials can be ordered through EWTN Religious Catalogue in Great Britain
Free Downloads
*Free printable sheets on how to pray the Rosary can be downloaded on our website in English, Spanish and French
*Sheet music to our theme song can also be downloaded free. We also have our theme song video with lyrics.
*Consecration prayers for a new Children's Rosary group can be downloaded in English, Spanish and French
Learn how to start a Children's Rosary
*Step by step instructions in English, Spanish and French.
How to run your first meeting instructional video in English and Spanish.
T Shirts
*We also have Children's Rosary T Shirts available to order in English, Spanish and French. 
Processions 
*Some groups may consider having a procession. This year we have a Children's Rosary banner that can be ordered. The banner can be used at meetings, during processions or at an informational table such as at a Parish ministry fair. Banners ship in 1-2 weeks. Order early if you would like one for a specific date. 
*We do ask that if Children's Rosary groups would like a banner they order this official one. We would like to have continuity within the prayer group movement. If there is a difficulty in ordering a banner, such as those groups outside the US, please contact Blythe Kaufman (blythe@childrensrosary.org) to obtain permission for private printing.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday in Uganda 2019

We wanted to share these precious pictures of members of the Children's Rosary helping with a Palm Sunday Procession at St. Mary's Parish in Jinja, Uganda.
One of the things I love about the Children's Rosary is seeing glimpses into the traditions and cultures of the different places where Children's Rosary groups exist. Each group is beautiful and adds to the tapestry of prayer that extends across the globe.

I particularly like this picture of the tiny child who has stepped out in front of the clergy leading the procession. She appears to be going the wrong way but the priest or deacon dressed in white seems to be looking down with delight to see this little one coming to meet them. 


Palm Sunday in Pakistan 2019

Today we received lots of pictures from our Children's Rosary groups in Pakistan. 
Six Children's Rosary groups participated in Palm Sunday processions. We wanted to share some of the pictures they sent. 

Some of the children carried plates with rose petals which they threw as they walked through the streets.

Some of the kids helped in making signs showing the Cross, the Eucharist and the words Palm Sunday. 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Days of Thanksgiving

Yesterday was the 8th Anniversary of the Children's Rosary. In anticipation of the anniversary a nine day novena of Masses was completed leading up to the Anniversary. Beginning on April 1st 2019, and for 9 days three Masses a day were said for the fulfillment of Our Lady's plans for the Children's Rosary. On April 10th, our anniversary, a novena of Masses was begun in thanksgiving. These will conclude on Holy Thursday. Each day 3 Masses are being said in Thanksgiving. 

These days of thanksgiving are some of my most favorite. Things become very simple. There is also a trust that comes. We trust God has heard our prayers for the fulfillment of Our Lady's plans for the Children's Rosary. Now our role is to thank Him through prayer. We walk forward not knowing what lies ahead. We are seeing that often some of God's greatest gifts are trials that strengthen our faith. Through these trials we learn even greater trust in Him and grow in childlike simplicity....knowing God is in control of all the parts. We see more clearly that Our Lady's plans may draw us to work that may be interior and less exterior. While I had thought that our 8th anniversary might be highlighted by an announcement of a project we had hoped would be completed, I saw that instead Our Lord last night was drawing our family into a deeper level of prayer and understanding of God's love for us. Maybe others of you who are part of the Children's Rosary are feeling drawn to a deeper level of prayer and also a greater awareness of God's sacrifices for us through Jesus' Passion. 

I thank those who so kindly made donations to help us with this Novena of Masses. In total 54 Masses will be said. May God bless you.

United in prayer
Blythe

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Anniversary Novena of Masses begins on April 1st 2019

The eighth year anniversary of the first meeting of the Children's Rosary is on April 10th 2019. We have made it an annual tradition to offer a novena of Masses for the 9 days prior to the anniversary for the fulfillment of Our Lady's plans for the Children's Rosary. We then follow this with 9 days of Masses in thanksgiving. The novena begins tomorrow. Bishop Fuentes of Minas, Uruguay will be offering one of the Masses on April 1st for the Fulfillment of Our Lady's plans for the Children's Rosary. 

We are still in need of sponsors to complete our target of 3 Masses a day. If you would like to sponsor a Mass please email me at blythe@childrensrosary.org
If there is a particular date you would like to sponsor, please let me know. If you would like to request a Mass be said at your Parish or another location this is wonderful as well.

April 1-9 For the Fulfillment of Our Lady's Plans for the Children's Rosary
April 10th-18th: Thanksgiving