|Children's Rosary held on October 7th 2012|
The Feast of the Holy Rosary
|Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Timor Leste|
On that day a door opened and this once small prayer group would now become a national prayer movement. More new groups would follow. Many at first in Connecticut but then more forming in other states throughout the US such as Ohio, Massachusetts, Florida and Michigan. Then the Children's Rosary blew across the Atlantic ocean to Africa. The first international Children's Rosary was given to us on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on June 8th 2013. The meeting at Holy Trinity Church in Nairobi, Kenya.
Now as we approach the Feast of the Holy Rosary which will be celebrated this Monday Oct 7th there is blessed news. We have new Children's Rosary groups meeting both close to home and one on the exact opposite side of the world. A new Children's Rosary group is meeting at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Timor Leste. They will meet tomorrow on the first Saturday of the month, a day honoring the Immaculate Heart of Mary. With the prayers of so many children calling out to their Father asking the Lord to use them for the good the door which opened last year has now blown wide open. The Lord showing us that the stretch of these extended hands is not just across the US it now reaches all the way around the globe. How beautiful to imagine these little hands extending so far. How could such a feat happen so quickly... It is through the beautiful prayer that Our Mother gave us: the Holy Rosary. When children are coupled with the rosary their is no end to the good which will result. It is an amazing thought to contemplate but one which is within our grasp. Through the Children's Rosary families which once wondered how to expose their children to prayer can now find a structured way to introduce their children to prayer with their heavenly Mother and while at the same time with other little ones to support them in this endeavor.
|Grotto of Our Lady of Fatima outside the church in Timor Leste |
which will hold their first Children's Rosary tomorrow
If you have interest in starting a Children's Rosary group please contact Blythe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also know that a Children's Rosary can be very small with only a couple of children or if more interest exists they may be larger but please do not be intimidated by thinking you need to gather many children. Our Lady so loves the prayers of even one child and will bless you abundantly for all your efforts.
The Children's Rosary book is also designed to outline step by step how to start a Children's Rosary and can be used by the children in prayer of the Rosary with pictures and all of the prayers. Click here for more information about the book which is now available in English and Spanish.
Thank you and God Bless!
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How to Start a Children's Rosary
Reflections from the Feast of the Holy Rosary 2012