Monday, June 29, 2020

Mass Offered on June 25 2020 for Members of the Children's Rosary

A Mass was offered on June 25th 2020 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 this intention on the 25th of each month. It is a way we can humbly thank all those who participate and help the Children's Rosary in any way. Thank you all!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Learn How to Pray the Rosary in Less than 2 Minutes!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to pray the Rosary? This video is a step by step instruction of how to pray the Rosary. To watch the video click HERE.
We also have additional resources that may be helpful. A downloadable pdf with all the prayers of the Rosary, diagram, and fruits of the mysteries is available HERE.
To order the Children's Rosary book featured in the video and to view our complete Children's Rosary collection visit this LINK. The Children's Rosary book is available individually and as a discounted 10 pack through EWTN Religious Catalogue. We also have a Children's Rosary DVD with all four mysteries of the Rosary.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Global Rosary Relay for Priests 2020

Tomorrow is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is also the World Day of Prayer for Priests. World Priests has organized a Global Rosary Relay for Priests which will be held on June 19th. This is the fifth year the Children's Rosary has been invited to participate in this event. Beginning in Siberia and spreading across the globe, every 15 to 20 minutes individuals at different Shrines will lead a Rosary for the sanctification of Priests. See the list of Shrines participating and the time they will lead the Rosary. Consider unifying in prayer with a Shrine to pray for the sanctification of priests. If we want holy priests we need to pray for them! Thank you all.
The Spanish flyer is below:

French Flyer
German Flyer

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

June 17th 2020: Feast of Bl. Marie Joseph Cassant

Today is the Feast of Bl. Marie Joseph Cassant. His personal motto was "All for Jesus, all through Mary." Bl. Cassant lived only 24 years but he was a witness of humility and meekness. His fellow monks acknowledged that he was ever happy and ever smiling. This despite his health was not good and tuberculosis caused him significant suffering towards the end of this life. We ask for his special intercession today.

In a special way prayers were said for all the members of the Children's Rosary and all who help the Children's Rosary while touching a first class relic of Bl. Cassant today. 


Monday, June 15, 2020

Children's Rosary Intern for the Summer of 2020

We wish to welcome, Mary Clare Kelly, our new Children's Rosary intern for the summer of 2020. This is our very first intern!! Please keep her in your prayers.

Mary Clare Kelly will be a senior in College this fall. Mary Clare first became involved with the Children's Rosary as her mother was a Children's Rosary group leader. She attended weekly meetings to pray the Rosary in front of the Blessed Sacrament at her parish. She also made rosaries which she sent to the Children's Rosary to help new groups forming. 

Mary Clare will be assisting with many projects this summer. We hope to feature her as a guest writer on the Children's Rosary blog soon. She also has already jumped into working on the translation project for our Children's Rosary book. We hope to be releasing the Children's Rosary book in several more languages this year. 

We see Mary Clare's involvement as a beautiful fruit of the Children's Rosary. This is a young person who has been involved in this tapestry of prayer and now is helping the Apostolate grow and reach more children.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Visit to St. Anne Shrine

Last Sunday we were able to attend Mass for the first time since the pandemic began at St. Anne Shrine in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. It felt like a very special grace to be able to have the first Mass on the Feast of the Holy Trinity. All of our Children's Rosary books are dedicated to the Holy Trinity. 
The Mass was held outside but we took a picture of the Church which is shown below.

In a special way I prayed for all the members of the Children's Rosary. 


Sunday, June 7, 2020

Aniversario un Rosario de Niños en La Asunción, Resistencia, Chaco - Argentina


Hoy recibimos un email de un Rosario de Niños en La Asunción, Resistencia, Chaco - Argentina. El líder del grupo escribió:

Buenos días! Feliz día de la Santísima Trinidad. 
Te comparto que el sábado cumplimos 3 años con el Rosario de Niños. Por la situación actual que estamos pasando de pandemia hicimos el rezo virtual. 









Saturday, June 6, 2020

Children's Rosary at Sacred Heart Parish in Cornwall, Pennsylvania USA Turns 1 Today!

We received a note from the Children's Rosary group leader of Sacred Heart Parish on May 31st letting us know that her Children's Rosary would be turning 1 on June 6th. We thank the children for their prayers. In turn we pray for many blessings on them and their families as well as their Pastor. 

May God Bless You All!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Bishop Ssemogerere

Happy Feast of the Ugandan Martyrs! Today we wanted to release a new video which was filmed during our visit to Uganda last June. After a full day of visiting Children's Rosary groups in Luweero, Uganda we were blessed to be able to meet with Bishop Ssemogerere of Kasana-Luweero Diocese. We are grateful for Bishop Ssemogerere's support of the Children's Rosary. 
To watch the video click HERE

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Happy Feast of Bl. Marta Wiecka

May 30th is the Feast of Bl. Marta Wiecka. She has been a great intercessor for the Children's Rosary. We are blessed to have a relic of Bl. Wiecka. Today in a special way, I have asked for her intercession for all those who are involved with and help the Children's Rosary. 

Bl. Marta Wiecka lived between 1874 and 1904. She was a sister of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. She was the third of thirteen children and was born on January 12th in Nowy Wieck Poland. Marta was a helpful and prayerful child. She entered the convent on April 26th 1892 and her first mission was to work in a hospital. She was known for her love of her patients. During her work in Sniatyn, she became aware that a young nurse who was also a father had been assigned to disinfecting the room of someone with highly contagious Typhoid fever. She understood that the young nurse was fearful to clean the room. Sister Wiecka offered to take the young man's place and clean the room. As a result, she became sick with Typhoid fever and died on May 30th 1904.

Bl Wiecka is known for her patronage of Nursing. 
Bl. Wiecka pray for us!

Photo credit: vatican.va

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Ideas para el mes de mayo: Avemarías cada día

Nos gustaría compartir algunas ideas sobre como hacer que su mes de mayo sea muy especial. Es una práctica maravillosa tratar de dar a Nuestra Bendita Madre pequeños regalos a través del día. Considera orando tres Ave Marías al principio de cada hora por nueve horas consecutivas por las intenciónes de Nuestra Señora cada día.

Mira nuestro nuevo video AQUÍ.
Por favor considera compartiendo estos videos con su familia y amigos. Hagamos que este tiempo mientras estamos confinados en nuestra casa sea lleno de memorias especiales y tradiciones nuevas. Estamos muy emocionados de tener Asher compartiendo las ideas en los videos. Algunas veces es refrescante para los niños cuando escuchan una invitación a orar desde otra persona joven.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
Libro del Rosario de Niños
Cómo planear una Procesión Mariana en Casa

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 22, 2020

Novena to the Holy Spirit 2020

Novena to the Holy Spirit
Dearest Holy Spirit, confiding in Your deep, personal love for me, I am making this novena for the following request, if it be Your Holy Will to grant it:(mention your request*). 
Teach me, Divine Spirit, to know and seek my last end; grant me the holy fear of God; grant me true contrition and patience. Do not let me fall into sin. Give me an increase of faith, hope and charity, and bring forth in my soul all the virtues proper to my state in life.
Make me a faithful disciple of Jesus and an obedient child of the Church. Give me efficacious grace sufficient to keep the Commandments and to receive the Sacraments worthily. 
Give me the four Cardinal Virtues, Your Seven Gifts, Your Twelve Fruits.
Raise me to perfection in the state of life to which You have called me and lead me through a happy death to everlasting life.
I ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen. 
(novena obtained from EWTN website)
*May the Holy Spirit blow through our hearts, families, parish and the Children's Rosary as in the first Pentecost bringing us a renewed Spirit of prayer and love of God and neighbor. 


The Friday after Ascension Thursday is the day Mary and the Apostles began the very first novena to the Holy Spirit.  May we too begin a novena calling down the Spirit to blow through our hearts, families, and parishes as in the first Pentecost bringing a renewed Spirit of prayer and love of God and neighbor.
The photo above was taken on Divine Mercy Sunday of this year. The prior day we had, had snow in Connecticut and on Divine Mercy Sunday it was very warm with many trees in full bloom for spring. The sun was beating down on the two snowmen. Children had clearly worked hard to make these magnificent creations. Yet a thought kept coming: there is no time to lose. When you look at a snowman in the sun, you feel time passing and you are acutely aware that with each passing minute more of the snowman is gone. By the afternoon, the littler of the snowmen had only two bumps and was disappearing fast. 
We have precious time these days. Many are home with their families. Let us take this time to pray. Following in the example of Our Blessed Mother and the apostles, let us prepare for the Holy Feast of Pentecost in prayer. The Novena to the Holy Spirit is one way to prepare ourselves. We hope you will join us in prayer.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Si no hay un Rosario de Ninos cerca usted, considere comenzar uno

El Rosario de Niños es un movimiento de oración grupal para niños. Grupos existen en escuelas, parroquias, y orfanatos. Si no hay un Rosario de Niños cerca de usted, considere comenzar uno.
Aquí es el enlace para aprender los pasos para empezar su primer Rosario de Niños. Esto tambien es explicado en un video. El enlace es AQUÍ.
Aquí es un video que explica como organizar su primera reunión para el Rosario de Niños: Enlace.

Para comprar libros del Rosario de Niños haga clic AQUÍ. Para un paquete de 10 con descuento, haga clic AQUÍ.



Other Posts You May Enjoy:
Libro del Rosario de Niños
Ideas del Rosario de Niños para el mes de mayo: Avemarías cada día

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, May 18, 2020

Cómo Planear una Procesión Mariana en Casa

Observa nuestro video que explica cómo planear una Procesión Mariana en Casa haciendo clic en el enlace AQUÍ

Lo que sigue son los 4 pasos basicos para tener una Procesión Mariana:

1) Una estatua o imagen de Nuestra Señora es llevado a cada habitación de la casa.
2) Un himno puede ser cantado durante la Procesión.
3) Hay la usa opcional de Agua Bendita que puede ser rociada mientras uno viaja a través de la casa. Miembros de la familia tambien pueden llevar velas.
4) Despues de que cada habitación de la casa es visitada, Nuestra Señora es llevada a donde la procesión empezó. Ahora la familia puede rezar oraciones como el Rosario. Incluso se puede considerar coronando Nuestra Señora con una corona de flores frescas especialmente si la procesión ocurre durante el mes de mayo. 


Considera teniendo una Procesión Mariana durante el mes de mayo que es dedicado a Nuestra Bendita Madre. Tambien es una tradición maravillosa a tener una procesión Mariana cada mes con sus hijos. Escoje una fiesta Mariana cada mes y tenga la persona mas joven en la familia ayudando a dirigir la Procesión. Personalizalo según su familia. Para ayudar a disfrutar de la fiesta, hornea algunos molletes o un postre. Esto simpre es una adición bienvenido para disfrutar despues de la procesión con sus hijos.



Other Posts You May Enjoy:
Libro del Rosario de Niños
Ideas del Rosario de Niños para el mes de mayo: Avemarías cada día

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

100th Birthday of St. John Paul II

May 18th 2020 is the 100th Birthday of St. John Paul II. Our Children's Rosary books, CDs and DVD are dedicated to the Holy Trinity, Our Blessed Mother and in gratitude for the intercession of St. John Paul II. We have always found St. John Paul II to be a great friend to the Children's Rosary. As today was approaching the Children's Rosary began to get many special favors. We found out that EWTN will be airing the Children's Rosary in the US today at 4:30 PM Eastern Time. Next we heard that EWTN Español will be re-airing the Nuestra Fe en Vivo interview about the Children's Rosary with Asher from 2017. This interview originally helped to spread the Children's Rosary (Rosario de Niños) through many Spanish speaking countries. There are also several projects we have been working on that seem to have taken a big step forward in the last day. 

Here is some information if you would like to learn more about starting a Children's Rosary prayer group in your parish, school or orphanage.
How to Start a Children's Rosary (English)
How to Start a Children's Rosary (Spanish)
How to Start a Children's Rosary  (French)

Happy Birthday St. John Paul II!

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Deeply Rooted

On Friday May 15th, the Feast of St. Isidore the farmer, we decided to harvest one of the parsnips from our garden. When my daughter tried to pull it up, the lush green top ripped off. Apparently this parsnip wasn't going to come out easily. She then began digging around the edge of the root. She is very strong and despite all her pulling it still would not come out. She began using a stick to loosen the soil and with her fingers excavated around the root. This process when on for some time. Eventually the root came out. It was impressive. The root was about 10 inches long. My husband thought this one root would be enough for 5 of us to have with our dinner tonight. 

In reflecting on this parsnip, there are some interesting things to consider. If one were to plant a parsnip in the late spring which is usually when farmers plant parsnips the plants have warm weather to grow and when harvest comes they are easy to harvest and not nearly as long as the one my daughter pulled out last Friday. So what is the difference? Well, this parsnip began growing last season, most likely in the fall. It survived a cold winter and set down deep roots. As with most plants that are able to survive the winter, such as kale, as soon as the weather turns warm they shoot up and try to make seeds. They do not waste any time. 

In many ways one could see how suffering has a similar effect on us and our faith. When we have been tested and come through challenges we are more deeply rooted. We also value time and want to pass on that faith in a special way. We do not put off passing on that faith to our children but set to work right away.  When our roots are deep many things may try to push against us and uproot us but this is not so easy. Many may be suffering during these times of the Coronavirus pandemic but what effect has on the roots of our faith? 

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
How to Plan a Home Marian Procession

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 13, 2020

How to Plan a Home Marian Procession

Watch our new Children's Rosary video explaining how to plan a Home Marian Procession by clicking on the link HERE.

The following are the 4 basic steps to holding a Home Marian Procession:
1) A statue or picture of Our Blessed Mother is carried to each room of the home. 
2) A Marian hymn can be played or sung during the Procession.
3) There is the optional use of holy water that can be sprinkled through the house as one processes. Members of the family can also carry candles.
4) After each room is visited, Our Lady can be brought to where the procession was begun. At this point the family can say prayers such as the Rosary. One may even consider crowning Our Lady with a crown of fresh flowers especially if the procession is held during the month of May. 

Consider holding a Marian Procession during the month of May which is dedicated to Our Blessed Mother. It is also a wonderful tradition to hold a monthly Marian procession with your children. Choose a Marian feast each month and have the youngest person in the family help lead the Procession. Customize it according to your family. To help enjoy the feast, bake some muffins or a dessert. This is always a welcome addition to enjoy after the procession with your children. 


Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
A Child's Crown for Our Lady

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, May 11, 2020

Ideas for the Month of May: Hail Marys Each Day

We would like to share some ideas to help make your month of May extra special. 
This will be the first of three videos we will be releasing this week. To watch the video click HERE.


Thursday, May 7, 2020

Our Lady's Work Continues

On May 1st three large boxes were sent to Fr. Paul in Nigeria. Fr. Paul is currently involved in educating future Catechists from 5 dioceses in his country. Within the boxes that were sent, 270 Children's Rosary books were included. Each book can serve as a seed for a new Children's Rosary prayer group. One box included 125 parish welcome packets and 10 school welcome packets. We also included 672 handmade rosaries. We are very excited that these boxes were able to go out on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker and the first day of Our Lady's month of May. We thank all those who lovingly make rosaries for the Children's Rosary and all those who help to sponsor packages. We are in need of more donations to continue this work.Please consider helping us continue Our Lady's work to reach more children and help to bring them to prayer.

Donations can be made HERE.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

"Have courage; the good seed will grow up in the children's hearts later on."- Bl. Edmund Rice

Today is the Feast of Bl. Edmund Rice.

Bl Edmund Ignatius Rice: Irish, farmer, widower, founder of the Christian Brothers and the Presentation Brothers, died in 1844.  Bl Edmund used all his financial means to care for his daughter and open schools for the poor children in Ireland. His first school was in a converted stable.  As it was difficult to find teachers to stay and teach the children, whom many were brought from the streets, Bl Edmund took on the work of educating new teachers.  He devoted himself to finding individuals grounded in prayer and who were willing to volunteer their time. Edmund was beatified by Pope John Paul II on Oct 6 1996.
Bl Edmund Ignatius Rice we ask for your intercession to help the Children's Rosary to reach more children and help to bring them to prayer especially in schools. May we water the seeds of faith in our children's hearts with prayer. 
Here are some resources to help start a Children's Rosary in your school:

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Seeds Going Out

Today my daughter took a picture of this dandelion pictured above. These plants grow as weeds in our region. Adults work hard to get them out of their yards. When a flower has gone to seed such as the one in the photograph, most adults quickly grab these heads before any of the seeds are blown away. One good burst of wind and the weeds can be sent throughout the yard and beyond depending on how strong the wind is blowing. Yet, kids love to pick these seed heads and blow them to the dismay of their parents. But today my daughter seemed to find a beauty in these dandelions and began taking pictures of them. We were on our way to meet Fr. Richard Okiria. He was coming to pick up a barrel packed with over 7,000 rosaries, almost all handmade, that will be sent via a cargo ship to Uganda. These rosaries will be given to Children's Rosary groups. When the ship leaves it will carry four barrels from the Children's Rosary with over 25,000 rosaries combined. As we walked back from meeting Fr. Richard, my daughter mentioned that the seeds that had been on the dandelion were now all gone. It seemed a beautiful way to imagine the rosaries that were now being driven away by Fr. Richard Okiria. We never know exactly how long it will take for them to get to their destination. With the pandemic there is even more uncertainty. Yet seeds were going out into to the world. Little hearts wait for them. These rosaries are for children. It gives one great hope to think of all Our Lady can do with so many rosaries and so many children, who by the grace of God, will use them to pray the Rosary. 
Photo above includes Fr. Richard Okiria in the center.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Children Unite in Prayer During the Pandemic

The Children's Rosary is a prayer group movement where children meet together in Churches, schools or in orphanages to pray the Rosary. Since the pandemic has hit, many schools and Churches are closed. Yet the children are not blocked from picking up their rosaries. The Children's Rosary from the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury, Connecticut would have met at 3:30 PM today in the Church. With the current pandemic, the children could not meet together at the the Church to pray.  Yet, the children still knelt in prayer at 3:30 PM united from where they were. Five families who participate in the group united in prayer. 

Four families were in their homes and one family prayed outside at the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield, Connecticut. 

The children look forward to when they once again can meet together and pray but for now they are connected in prayer through the Rosary! We thank the children for their dedication to prayer. Our families and world are in so much need of the children's prayers. We hope these children will be an inspiration to other families and children to begin Children's Rosary prayer groups in their parishes and schools. Find out more at this: link

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Litany to St. Joseph

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 1, 2020

Three 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


Other Posts You May Enjoy:


How to Start a Children's Rosary
Litany to St. Joseph

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