One year later the Children's Rosary celebrated their 1 year anniversary by dedicating the following year to Renewal of Family Prayer. Forty-two Masses were said for the intention of Renewal of Family Prayer. Children's Read Aloud Bibles were given out as part of these efforts as well. Over 500 have been given to families this year. Each Bible had a Saint written inside who had been prayed to in a 9 day novena asking that Saint to help the family receiving the Bible renew family prayer.
In total 770 Saints were prayed to in individual 9 day novenas by hundreds of children and adults. The intention that was prayed for in the 9 day novena is included below.
|A pumpkin carved by one of the members of the|
Children's Rosary on Halloween
Members of the Children's Rosary were invited to join in prayer and fasting on October 11th for the success of the Year of Faith.
A special Prayer Event was held on the Memorial of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. Hundreds gathered for a Children's Rosary and to hear the mother of Little Audrey Santo speak about her daughter who is currently being considered for Beatification and Canonization.
|Day of the |
|Basilica of the Immaculate Conception|
in Waterbury, CT USA
On several occasions members of different Children's Rosary groups tried their hand at making cupcake rosaries, first to celebrate the Memorial of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and later to celebrate the first meeting of the Children's Rosary at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.
|Stations of the cross led by members|
of the Children's Rosary
Some of the children this year found new ideas for Christmas presents. Teachers at school, friends and family were given handmade cards with a message inside that one Rosary had been said for them.
Another highlight this year was the release of our new Children's Rosary book which is available to order from Neumann Press.
In a beautiful act of love, hundreds of children and adults joined together in a day of prayer and fasting for little Aydan Nyberg who is dying of cancer.
The year has brought with it the formation of many new Children's Rosary groups. Each one has been such a blessing.
On this second anniversary of the Children's Rosary a Mass has been requested for to be said today for all the members of the Children's Rosary. Thank you all for a wonderful year!