Monday, November 29, 2021

Join us for Our Annual Personal Consecration to Jesus through Mary for 2021


Every year we humbly invite members of the Children's Rosary to make a personal Consecration to Jesus through Mary. The 33 Day preparation begins November 29 and concludes on January 1: the Feast of Mary, Mother of God. We recommend the book 
Child Consecration: To Jesus through Mary—Following in the Spirit of St. Thérèse, the Little Flower. This can be used by adults and young people. It has recently been used by Archbishop Blair of Hartford, Connecticut USA for his Consecration. Bishop Rhoades of Fort Wayne -  South Bend, Indiana USA also recently used the book for his Consecration journey.  Books can be purchased to guide your Consecration journey. If you do not have access to purchase books an online Consecration journey is available at www.childconsecration.com

Patiently Waiting in Derry, Ireland

Today we received this beautiful picture from members of the Children's Rosary in Derry, Ireland. They are participating along with others across the globe in the Patiently Waiting Campaign. This sign which reads "Patiently Waiting" is a gentle reminder of where their hearts can be found as we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ.

On Christmas Eve, the sign will be taken down and a new one put up that reads "Christ is Born!"

To learn more about the Children's Rosary Patiently Waiting Campaign click HERE

 

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Children's Rosary Patiently Waiting Campaign 2021

                               

                     This Advent Place a Patiently Waiting Sign in Your Window

Join the Children's Rosary by putting a sign in your window as a beautiful reminder of where our hearts can be found as we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ. On Christmas replace the sign with one that reads: Christ is Born.

Seventh Anniversary of the Patiently Waiting Campaign

If you have a Children's Rosary in your school we invite you to have the children make signs in class and have them bring them home to put in their windows. 

We have included a flyer for this year. Consider posting this at your parish or school. The flyer can be saved to your computer by right clicking on the image below and clicking save. This can then be printed. Alternatively, if you would like us to email you the pdf please write to blythe@childrensrosary.org 

Invitation to Everyone
We should note that the Patiently Waiting Campaign is an invitation to adults and children. One does not have to be involved with the Children's Rosary to participate. 

The story behind the Patiently Waiting Campaign:
A number of years ago, I was walking past a home and in the window a sign read: Patiently Waiting.  It caught my attention.  Each time I walked past it each day I looked at it and was grateful for it. To see the sign made me happy inside. I wondered who put such a sign in their window.  Later I would find out it was a wonderfully holy priest.  After his passing, many shared how special this little sign was to them. It was so simple but it sent a ripple out into the community, a joyful one that is still moving in my heart years later even after the soul who placed it in his window has passed on.  This made me wonder, what if each of us put a sign in our windows?  What would be the effect...these speckles of love sprinkled all over the world. It was from this thought that the Patiently Waiting Campaign was born. 

Saturday, November 27, 2021

A Grandfather's Experience with the Children’s Rosary, Ireland

Recently, Ciarán O Riordan attended the Children’s Rosary with his grandchildren at the Church of the Ascension in Cork, Ireland. He shared his experiences during a virtual informational meeting about the Children’s Rosary.

It is absolutely beautiful what you are doing. Thank you so much for the grace you have sent us because it is needed so, so, so much. Without family prayer the church can do nothing really. There is nothing the priest can do or the bishops can do if the families aren’t praying.  Vatican II has taught us so much about the place of the lay person in the Church. I’m a married widower, but I have grandchildren, and my place is handing on the faith to those children and strengthening them. What a joy to see little children kneeling before our Blessed Lord praying our Blessed Mother’s Rosary. It’s such a beautiful thing, and children take to the Rosary like “ducks to water.” I have a grandson, and he’s like any other eight-year-old. He’s a little rough... you know what I mean. He was there, and the lady running the Rosary was anxious about whether they would be able to manage all the decades . . . they were delighted. They were able to manage all the decades and he wanted to do the readings as well and the meditations as well. It really encouraged him. They talk about “by their fruits you shall know them”. When he and his sister came home, the first thing they ran upstairs, and they started looking for their miraculous medals to put them back on - they had lost them as usual. Since that night, they’ve come to my house every night to pray the Rosary, and one of their uncles actually joined in with them to say a decade, and that is an absolute miracle. He joined in with the children to say the Rosary. That’s what you’ve done and that’s what you’re doing worldwide, and there is nothing, nothing as warm-hearted as that because the families are devastated, society is devastated, the schools are devastated, and the country is devastated. We must bring back the family Rosary and that’s what you’re doing, and thank you so much for what you’ve done.

To listen to Ciarán O Riordan share his experiences click HERE or watch above.

Children's Rosary materials are now available to order in Ireland. To view entire collection carried through Silverstream Priory click HERE.

To learn more about starting a Children's Rosary click HERE.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Meet the New Children's Rosary at Queen of Angels Bukalagi Parish, Uganda

We are excited to share that a new Children's Rosary group has begun at Queen of Angels Bukalagi Parish. This is within the Gomba District of Kiyinda-Mityana Diocese in Uganda. Fr. Pius Asiimwe reported to us:

We started it on the 1st of October this year the feast of St Therese of the Child Jesus, to help attract the little children to the love of Jesus through His Mother the Blessed Virgin Mary. We started it small following the guidelines in our booklet about the Children's Rosary movement, and we were left with only registration by you. We now have a number of over 150 children on average who normally gather weekly to recite the Rosary at the Parish and after this we go before the Blessed Sacrament for Adoration.


Fr. Pius went on to explain, initially for the month of October the group used to meet two times a week that's Tuesday and Thursday at 4:00 pm. But now decided to meet once a week on Thursday at 4:00 pm. 

We warmly welcome the children of the new Children's Rosary group at Queen of Angels Bukalagi Parish.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Join Us for the Novena of the Miraculous Medal: November 18-26th 2021

 O Immaculate Virgin Mary,

Mother of Our Lord Jesus and our Mother,
penetrated with the most lively confidence in your
all-powerful and never-failing intercession,
manifested so often through the Miraculous Medal,
we your loving and trustful children implore you to obtain for us the graces and favors we ask during this novena,
if they be beneficial to our immortal souls,
and the souls for whom we pray.

(Here mention your petitions *)

You know, O Mary, how often our souls have been 
the sanctuaries of your Son who hates iniquity.
Obtain for us then a deep hatred of sin and that
purity of heart which will attach us to God alone so 
that our every thought, word and deed may tend to 
His greater glory.
Obtain for us also a spirit of prayer and self-denial
that we may recover by penance what we have lost
by sin and at length attain to that blessed abode 
where you are the Queen of angels and of men.

Amen.
(source: EWTN)

The Children's Rosary would like to humbly invite you to join us in praying the Novena of the Miraculous Medal (November 18th -26th).  
* In a special way may we pray for the intentions of Our Blessed Mother and a fulfillment of Her plans for each of us and the Children's Rosary prayer group movement. We pray for Peace, Peace Peace!  May God help us to put more miraculous medals in the hands of children. Amen.

A kind family sent the Children's Rosary 2,000 miraculous medals to share with children during our month long trip to East Africa in the summer of 2019. The children were so grateful to receive a miraculous medal. Unfortunately, we ran out of medals and many many children did not receive one. We pray God may open hearts to help us send more miraculous medals to not only the children in Kenya but other Children's Rosary groups throughout the world. The family that sent the 2,000 miraculous medals ordered them from St. Paul St. Evangelization.
If there are any souls who feel moved to send us miraculous medals to share with children please send them to:
Children's Rosary
PO Box 271743
West Hartford, CT 06127 USA

May God Bless you!