Monday, October 14, 2013

Children in Prayer with Our Blessed Mother

A pile of roses lay at Our Lady's feet
placed by the children
On October 13th Pope Francis Consecrated the World to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Many miles away little Children's Rosary prayer groups met to pray for Our Holy Father and join him in consecrating themselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Four different groups met throughout the day in prayer of the Holy Rosary.  

One of the groups to meet was held in the chapel of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford, CT USA.  Children from all ages and backgrounds came together as a monthly prayer group to pray the Rosary.  The older children helping the younger children.  The tiniest of children toddling up to the statue of Our Lady to place a rose at her feet at the end of each decade.  As each rose was being placed another was saying, "Mary we humbly place this rose at your feet and ask for the grace of hope for the second glorious mystery".  Two of our members with Down's Syndrome beautifully led the fourth glorious mystery: the Assumption of Mary.  The entire chapel was alive with joy seeing such innocent children praying with Our Lady.  Such images strengthen the faith of young and old.  It is not surprising Our Blessed Mother chose to appear to young children in Fatima and Lourdes and encourage the prayer of the Rosary.  
The children in prayer of the Rosary
 and translation of the Rosary by John Sipper into sign language

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