Recently I reached out to the different Children's Rosary groups and asked for their help. The Children's Rosary had a booth at the Catholic Marketing Network(CMN) Trade Show in New Jersey USA from August 7th-9th. It was our hope that the children could provide the voice of the movement by creating visuals and phrases to briefly describe WHY THE CHILDREN'S ROSARY IS IMPORTANT.
The pictures have been coming in by mail from all over the country. They were all so beautiful in their own unique way it seemed like a perfect way to begin our Words From the Children Wednesdays. More beautiful original artwork to come over the upcoming weeks. Please if you are a child and would like to submit a picture or message see our contact information and send it in. We will be featuring them here.
The drawing above was done by Thomas age 8. Thomas' answer beautifully shows us how a child feels about prayer and specifically prayer of the Holy Rosary with other children.
Prayer of the Holy Rosary strengthens our children in faith and the virtues. Each mystery of the Rosary has a fruit associated with it. The first glorious mystery brings an increase in faith. The second glorious mystery hope and the third love of God. The fruit of the second Sorrowful Mystery is purity. As a parent one struggles with how to raise a child in faith while also protecting them from the harshness of the world. It is such a consolation to know that through prayer of the Rosary our children are strengthened spiritually and their innocence protected when from so many directions this virtue is threatened today. Little Thomas is like many little boys his age he loves sports which keeps his body strong but his time in prayer with Our Lady and her Son strengthen him too from the inside. Both are important.
Thomas and his younger brother Matthew age 5 are helping to start a new Children's Rosary at their parish: St. Peter Claver in West Hartford, CT USA. Their first meeting will be held on Saturday October 12th at 4PM.
We thank Thomas for his efforts to spread the Children's Rosary and for his inspirational drawing.
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