Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Holy Spirit Unifies

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord.  "He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit." (John 1:33)

The working of the Holy Spirit is one that unifies. It is in opposition to the work of the evil one who serves to divide and scatter. Today the stories that seem to be highlighted are those of divided families and division on a global scale. Through prayer and the workings of the Holy Spirit we begin to see things differently. Instead of a divided world, we see one that is illuminated with people in prayer. The View from Heaven map on the Children's Rosary website allows individuals from around the world to join in prayer and add a gold twinkling light by clicking "join in prayer". This light flashes for 30 minutes. A Children's Rosary group meeting shows as a blue twinkling light. The screen shot above was the View from Heaven map this morning (January 13th 2019). A blue light is seen in Vietnam. This is a Children's Rosary prayer group meeting. Four gold lights are seen in the United States. These are individuals joining in prayer.

It is our hope that as individuals visit the site they are moved to join in prayer and add their gold light. But what if when they come there are no lights. There are no groups meeting and no one joining in prayer. A person can still add their light but often the invitation to prayer seems to fall flat. It is therefore our hope that the map will never be dark. When Our Lord and Our Lady look down we wish them to never see a world without prayer. Thus we have extended an invitation to people to become "Core Lights". These are people that come to the Children's Rosary website each day and unify in prayer. Through their commitment of 30 minutes a day we seek to have a light always blinking...a person always at prayer. They do not have to pray for the Children's Rosary during those 30 minutes but simply say in their heart that they wish to unify prayers with the members of the Children's Rosary praying and by clicking the button "Join in Prayer" they also unify with those adding their light on the View from Heaven map.

Today a Mass was offered for the sanctification of those who are "core lights" on our Children's Rosary website.

If you would like to become a "Core Light" please email Blythe Kaufman at
Please provide your name and the time you would like to join in prayer each day. If you are not able to commit to a daily time please visit the site often and unify in prayer. 

We have a video we call a View from Heaven that helps to show the concept behind the View from Heaven map on our site. We also have this same video in Spanish:
Una perspectiva desde el cielo

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