Tuesday, August 9, 2022

German Children's Rosary Informational Meeting August 11, 2022


Please consider joining us for an informational meeting about the Children's Rosary for those living in German speaking countries. The Zoom meeting will be held on August 11 at 8:30 pm local time in Germany. There is excitement building with the upcoming release of the new German Children's Rosary book. 

Information will be provided in English and German at the meeting. 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 828 7584 5482
Passcode: 138259

The picture above was taken during our recent visit to Austria. Thank you to all who are helping to spread the Children's Rosary. 

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Children's Rosary Featured on EWTN's "Vatican Insider"

During our visit to Rome this summer, we had the special grace to meet with Joan Lewis, the host of EWTN's Vatican Insider radio show. Joan has been a Vatican reporter for over 40 years. We first met for lunch, and she shared wonderful stories of her time in Rome and special friendship with Pope John Paul II, which included making him homemade cookies. She invited us to her home to record a two part radio show about the Children's Rosary. See the picture above taken in her library. Both episodes of the Vatican Insider featuring the Children's Rosary can be heard below:

 1: https://listen.ewtn.com/~LE/~LE20220626.mp3

And part 2: https://listen.ewtn.com/~LE/~LE20220703.mp3

She also featured the Children's Rosary on her Vatican Insider Blog.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Members of the Children's Rosary Participate in Rosary Rally at Knock Shrine in Ireland

On June 4, the Children’s Rosary was blessed to be involved with the All-Ireland Rosary Rally in Knock Eucharistic and Marian Shrine, Co. Mayo, Ireland. 

The Children’s Rosary was represented on the day by a team of about twenty people; children, teens, and adults, all in Children’s Rosary T-shirts. 

Seven children, two boys and five girls, were invited to bring up gifts for the Offertory procession. The Papal Nuncio of Ireland, Archbishop Jude Okolo, celebrated the Mass. 

An estimated seven thousand people attended the rally.  The Children's Rosary team distributed over eighteen hundred Children’s Rosary pens to the congregation after Mass. They were well received, with some people taking extra for children in their schools.

A large Children's Rosary popup stand was present at the main entrance, which provided information about the Children’s Rosary.

The Rosary rally commenced with a Rosary talk by Fr. Marius O’Reilly. He also mentioned the Children's Rosary, how it started, how it’s growing, and it’s presence in Ireland during his talk.

We are grateful to Catherine McGowan and her team of Children's Rosary volunteers as well as Jim Clair of Benedictus Book Shop in Cork for their efforts to promote the Children's Rosary. 

Praise God! We continue to see great growth in the Children's Rosary in Ireland!

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Mass Offered on July 25, 2022 for Members of the Children's Rosary

A Mass was offered on July 25, 2022 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 the 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. 

Members of the Children's Rosary continue to write with good news and blessings. We would like to share a wonderful update and pictures from the Children's Rosary in Paraguay. Seminarian Santiago Gabriaguez shared pictures from the Children's Rosary  at Virgen de Fátima Parish, San Lorenzo, Paraguay. Parish priest P. Wilson Lopes and the group leader can also be seen with the children in the picture above. Seminarian Gabriaguez shared, "The children are happy to belong to the Movement, their parents accompany the moments of prayer, the leaders feel blessed and enthusiastic in this beautiful work, the Pastor from the first moment supported and motivated this project, today becoming stronger and stronger."

In Spanish it read: 

"Los niños están felices de pertenecer al Movimiento, sus padres acompañan los momentos de oración, los líderes se sienten bendecidos y entusiasmados en esta hermosa obra, el Párroco desde el primer momento apoyó y motivó este proyecto, hoy día fortaleciéndose cada vez más."

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Our Children’s Rosary is Now Drawing People from Other Parishes

This week we received a very encouraging email from one a Children's Rosary group leader from Metuchen Diocese in New Jersey, USA. She wrote:

Our Children’s Rosary is now drawing people from other parishes! Two women came for our July group. They loved it! Now I am going to their Rosary Altar Society in October to talk with them on how to start a Children’s Rosary group in their parish. 

Three days later, I had a call from a woman from another neighboring parish who is joining us in August with her children. She is coming with a friend from another parish who is bringing her children. Both will stay after for me to talk to them about starting up their own Children’s Rosary group in each of their parishes! I will do whatever it takes to assist them! Working for Our Lady’s intentions is so wonderful! She is bringing these people to St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Church!

In the spiritual life one realizes that there are dry times and also times of great consolation. We see this too with the Children's Rosary groups. Sometimes Our Lord is asking us to struggle and wait for even one family to attend and then there are times when we see families coming from not only the home Church but distant Churches. In all situations we praise God! We know in each of these situations our efforts bear fruit and we thank God. 

Monday, July 18, 2022

Scottish Hospitality

Following the World Meeting of Families and the subsequent trip to Heiligenkreuz, Austria, we made a five day visit to Paisley, Scotland. Bishop John Keenan was our host. We were overwhelmed by his hospitality and those who welcomed us in Scotland. Helen Border and her team of volunteers seamlessly organized the July 2 event at St. Mirin's Cathedral where Bishop Keenan celebrated Mass, we prayed the Rosary, had Adoration, and I was able to provide a talk about the Children's Rosary.  Children's Rosary group leader Lesley Ward invited us to her home for lunch the following day.

We were able to tour her garden, and she prepared a lovely lunch with her family - even a salad from her garden. 

Angela Brogan, Children's Rosary group leader, and her husband hosted us for a delicious dinner at her home! (see photo directly below) 

Carméla Reilly, who is the group leader of a Children's Rosary group in Glasgow, joined us for Sunday morning Mass at St. Mirin's Cathedral. 

She and her children used the Child Consecration book to make a 33 Day Consecration journey. After Mass we spoke together with Bishop Keenan (photo beneath). 

We were grateful to Marianne from the Curia office who helped in providing us transportation (see picture below). 

One of the highlights of the visit was to join Bishop Keenan each evening for his Rosary, which he leads each evening using the Children's Rosary book.  Normally we unite with him from our home in Connecticut, USA, but during the visit we were able to pray in person. The top picture was taken just after he led the Rosary. 

Friday, July 15, 2022

Acimena Publishes Article about the Children's Rosary

Recently we were contacted by Elias Turk the Vatican Editor of Acimena.com. He was interested in featuring the Children's Rosary on Acimena which is an Arabic website that is part of ACI/CNA that belongs to EWTN news. We are very excited that they have reported on the Children's Rosary as our recent trip to Rome helped to establish several very important contacts in such Arabic speaking countries as Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and Palestine. The link to the article can be viewed HERE.