Close to four years ago a small group of children and their parents met for the first Children's Rosary in the lower chapel of St. Thomas Apostle Church in West Hartford, CT USA. We came before the Lord and Consecrated ourselves and our children to Our Lady and Jesus. We came with Love for Mary and a desire to have her guide us to her Son. As the most perfect of mothers she heard us and has been leading us by the hand.
Reflecting on the families that have come to join our rosaries I can see that the Lord hand selected each child and family. Many of our first members were children with disabilities. These children through their love and purity shine like diamonds before the Lord. We thank the Lord for each child and each miracle that occurred when they were created and then brought into this world. Our youngest member was barely walking when we began two and a half years ago. It is beautiful to see children grow in their faith and love for their heavenly Mother Mary.
The Children's Rosary has grown through the grace of God and now Children's Rosary groups exist on 5 continents and in 23 States within the US. Our prayer is that the Children's Rosary will continue to spread across the globe.
We began by teaching our children the Rosary and praying it with them. The Lord in His generosity has blessed this effort and put a desire within the children to continue to increase their time in prayer each day. Some of the children as young as seven, by choice say 15 decades of the Rosary daily. This could only be possible with the help of Our Lady and the Lord. The effects of this degree of prayer each day are profound.
|Children praying the rosary over the flames on Pentecost|
To be a member of the children's rosary one only has to tell the Lord in their heart of their desire to join our group.
The Children's Rosary dedicated our second year to renewal of family prayer and began giving out Children's Bibles and handmade bookmarks at our anniversary rosary on April 15th 2012. Five hundred and twenty two Children's Bibles have now been given out.
|Bibles and bookmarks which we are giving out|