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 Valerie age 5 from Thomaston, Connecticut USA. Valerie is a member of the Children's Rosary at St. Thomas Church. Their group has chosen to meet weekly after the Sunday Mass.
This picture drawn by little Valerie reminds us the simplicity and joy of a child. At just 5 years old these little children approach prayer and Our Lord with a trust and openness that is difficult to achieve as an adult. For it was Our Lord who said "unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven". (Mt 18:3) Some may look at this picture and find it difficult to discern what little Valerie was trying to say to us but do not worry the value of her effort is appreciated perfectly by Our Lord. For Our Lord says "Let the Children come to me"(Mk 10:14)