Monday, August 12, 2013

CMN Trade Show

Thank you all for your prayers while we were at the CMN Trade Show.
The Children's Rosary was blessed to be at the Catholic Marketing Network(CMN) Trade Show in New Jersey from August 7th-9th.  We began each day with the Rosary and Holy Mass.  The Blessed Sacrament was processed in the morning to the small chapel at the Convention Center and adoration was available all day along with Confession. 

The Trade Show was full of wonderful people with different ministries and many individuals attending who own bookstores.  We all felt tremendously blessed to meet so many who give their lives to spreading the Word of Our Lord through their bookstores.  They take the beautiful step of giving of themselves daily so others might come closer to Our Lord in the many devotional materials and religious gifts they sell. 

We are so grateful to the many who prayed for our trip.  We felt the power of those prayers.  We also prayed for you at the Trade Show.  Thank you to all the children who sent in artwork.  As you can see from the photo we had all the pictures laminated and displayed throughout the booth.  Through your words and drawing you gave a powerful voice to the Children's Rosary.  It was so important that it be the children's words helping to spread the movement. The children were also able to lead a Rosary on the closing day of the Conference which was a particularly special blessing.

In the coming weeks I would like to highlight some of the wonderful people we met and work they are doing in ministries and apostolates.  We too were able to share the Children's Rosary Prayer Group Movement and many bookstores generously placed orders to carry our Children's Rosary book in their stores.  A list can be found here. Others in the media also expressed interest in helping to spread this movement across the US and beyond.  

Despite the long days which began at 6AM and finished long after the children's normal bedtime the children enjoyed their time at the Conference.  They particularly liked having their picture taken with Pope Francis.

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