Saturday, March 27, 2021

7,865 Rosaries sent to Nigeria this Week

This week we have sent 16 boxes of handmade rosaries to Fr. Paul Miapkwap. He is the Director of the Catechetical Training Institute in Shendam, Plateau State Nigeria. He is photographed above in the center in white; his students are in purple. The students attend the school for two years to become catechists in their parishes. Students who attend are from 9 dioceses in Nigeria: Abuja, Jos, Pankshin, Shendam, Bauchi, Jalingo, Kafanchan, Lafiya and Kano dioceses.

Last June, 65 students graduated and received training in starting Children's Rosary prayer groups in their parishes. They also received a Children's Rosary book, parish welcome packet, and some rosaries. Currently, Fr. Paul has 90 students. Each of the future catechists in the program recently received a Child Consecration book to use in their parish. Fr. Paul is also leading the Consecration with the catechists using the Child Consecration book. He explained that they have almost completed the Consecration. Fr. Paul writes, "The Consecration to Jesus through Mary following in the Spirit of St. Therese, the Little Flower is a powerful prayer that should be said by all. I personally liked the prayer because each day I say it, it renews my spirit and I discover something new. I received the same sentiments from my students."

There were requests from the Catechists that they needed more rosaries to initiate Children's Rosary prayer groups in the parishes. Additionally, the Children's Rosary group at Our Lady of Fatima School in Shendam with approximately 700 pupils was in need of rosaries for the students. The school requested rosaries for the Children's Rosary. Therefore, we have sent a large number of rosaries to respond to this growing need. We plan to continue sending boxes of rosaries. With each box we send, we take a picture of the rosaries. Below you will see the contents of box one. 

We also included a picture below of box sixteen. 

If you would like to help by making a tax deductible donation to help these efforts click HERE.

For more information about the Child Consecration book click HERE.

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