Sunday, September 19, 2021

A Rose that Has Grown Heavenward


We are excited to share a beautiful rose that was grown by a family who participates in the Children's Rosary. At our last meeting of the Children's Rosary at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in West Hartford, Connecticut one of the mom's showed us some pictures of a special rose they had grown.

This is a brief history of their very special rose. A lollipop rose bush was planted in their front yard several years ago. This spring there was a tall stock emerging from the rose bush. It first grew to 8 feet. It was then that the rose bush really got their attention. They started staking the tall shoot. It reminded them of a rose they had growing in their back yard some years back. It had grown to 13 feet. This was the same year they had released a book, Season of the Rose, honoring how our Lady helps lead us to Jesus. With this new rose growing with great speed Heavenward they began to once again think about the book. They looked up the record for the tallest rose. According to the Guinness world record, the tallest rose is 18 feet and eight inches. Their rose has shot past the world record and keeps growing. Currently it is 20 feet and 7 and a half inches. Outside their home they have put a table with their released book. They hope it will draw some attention to Our Lady.

This story is one that captures the imagination. Our Lord and Our Lady find the most interesting ways of helping us reach souls. This incredibly tall rose is one that gets the neighbors talking for sure. Nature in so many ways gives great Glory to God. 

Saturday, September 18, 2021

One Day Workshop in Shendam Diocese, Nigeria

 

Fr. Paul Miapkwap wrote to us yesterday with this news:

I am organizing a one day workshop for all Catechism Teachers in the Diocese and that will give the opportunity to talk about the Children Rosary.

We pray that this effort bears much fruit.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Good News From Paraguay!

Today we received a note from, Santiago Gabriagueza, a seminarian from Paraguay who has helped begin a number of new Children's Rosary (Rosario de Niños) groups. This was a portion of his note translated into English (his original note in Spanish is below):

Greetings from Paraguay!
Here we already started with some groups, in our Parish community, there are 9 communities and in each one a Rosario de Niños group was started, the communities of the Virgen de Fátima Parish Center, San Aníbal María, San Francisco, San Isidro, Virgen Reina de La Paz, Our Lady of the Assumption, are those who have already been able to start their weekly meetings.
We still have 3 communities which we are organizing and starting slowly.
The leaders of each group feel very happy and grateful to be part of this beautiful movement and they already share with me so many beautiful testimonies of their experiences.
Our Parish Priest and the other priests are also happy for this organization.

¡Saludos desde Paraguay!
Aquí iniciamos ya con algunos grupos, en nuestra comunidad Parroquial, son 9 comunidades y en cada uno se inició un grupo de Rosario de Niños, las comunidades del Centro Parroquial Virgen de Fátima, San Aníbal María, San Francisco, San Isidro, Virgen Reina de la Paz, Ntra. Sra. de la Asunción, son las que ya han podido iniciar sus encuentros semanales..
Nos faltan aún 3 comunidades los cuales estamos organizando e iniciando de apoco.
Los líderes de cada grupo se sienten muy felices y agradecidos por formar parte de este hermoso movimiento y ya me comparten tantos lindos testimonios de sus experiencias. 
Nuestro Párroco y los demás sacerdotes también están contentos por dicha organización.












Thursday, September 9, 2021

New Children's Rosary in Cork City, Ireland!


We are excited to share that a new Children's Rosary met for the first time on the eve of the Feast of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary. Thirty children gathered together for the launch of the Children's Rosary at Ascension Church in Gurranabraher, Cork City, Ireland. The children took turns coming to the altar to lead the Rosary. Roses were also placed at the foot of Our Lady at the end of each decade by different children.

The children celebrated Our Lady's birthday with a cake! 
We welcome this new group to the Children's Rosary.




For those interested in starting a Children's Rosary at your parish click here for the steps to begin a group.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Consecration Led by Shepherds of the Archdiocese of Hartford Starts September 4, 2021


Join Archbishop Blair and the Shepherds of the Archdiocese of Hartford for a Consecration to Jesus through Mary using the book Child Consecration: To Jesus through Mary—Following in the Spirit of St. Thérèse, the Little Flower. This Consecration journey is ideal for adults, priests, families and children. 

Parishes, schools, faith formation programs and the clergy of the Archdiocese of Hartford are joining in this Consecration journey from September 4th through October 7th: the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. There are several ways to participate:

  1. Pray the Consecration with the book.  

  2. Visit childconsecration.com where the entire Consecration Journey with day-by-day readings and prayers is present on this site. Click on the link, “Online Consecration Journey” to view all the readings and prayers.

  3. Watch a Shepherd lead the day's prayers and readings on the Fiat Ministry Network YouTube Channel by clicking HERE. Each day of the Consecration (September 4-October 7), a different Shepherd of the Archdiocese of Hartford will lead the Archdiocesan Consecration at 8 pm. After the premiere of each day’s video, the videos will remain available to view. 

 

More information about how to obtain a book is available at childconsecration.com.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Bishop Rhoades Begins Consecration to Jesus through Mary September 4, 2021


Bishop Rhoades will be using the book Child Consecration: To Jesus through Mary—Following in the Spirit of St. Thérèse, the Little Flower for his own personal Consecration beginning September 4, 2021. The schools and faith formation programs of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana have been invited to participate in the 33 Day Consecration to Jesus through Mary. The journey concludes on October 7: the Feast of the Holy Rosary. 

For more information about this Consecration journey visit www.childconsecration.com


Saturday, August 7, 2021

Statue of Our Lady Arrives in Pakistan July 2021

We received news in July that the Statue of 
Our Lady we had sent to the Children's Rosary at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Kaka Kolo, Pakistan had reached the children. They were very excited to welcome her to their parish. Our Lady was adorned with a beautiful lace to honor her, and they placed her on a stand.

Thank you to those who donated the statue and those who so kindly have made donations to cover the shipping expense for this statue and the thousands of handmade rosaries we send to Children's Rosary groups around the world. 

Consider supporting our efforts by making a financial donation. It is so true, it is better to give than to receive. 
Donations can be made electronically HERE.
Donations can also be mailed to: 
Children's Rosary
PO Box 271743
West Hartford CT 06127 USA