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 Maisie Age 4. She is the little angel looking right at the camera. Her mother told me this past weekend that Maisie was very persistent that she wanted to come to the Children's Rosary this past weekend.
Maisie's beautiful drawing above has a wonderful exclamation, "Praise the Lord". This so beautifully sums up what the children are doing when they pray the Rosary. They are as Pope John Paul II said in his letter on the Rosary, contemplating the face of Jesus in Mary's company. The excitement and joy in Maisie's picture also reminds me of the scriptural passage which tells us that "God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Corinthians 9:7). The littlest of children have that innocence and joy which they bring to prayer. How all Heaven must rejoice to hear such prayers.