The Children's Rosary® is a prayer group movement that was begun out of love for Our Lady and Her Son. Jesus tells us "Truly, I say to you unless you turn and become like children you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven" (Matthew 18:3). The Children's Rosary is an effort to begin in parishes rosary prayer groups composed of children and led by children. Through prayer of the Rosary Our Lady will guide our young people while at the same time sanctify families and Parishes.
Today we celebrate the Memorial of St. Anthony of Padua Doctor of the Church. St. Anthony had a deep devotion to the Blessed Mother and found strength in invoking her name sweet name such as Star of the Sea. This is a particularly ancient title for Our Lady which is the translation of the the Latin: Stella Maris. This title emphasizes Mary as a guiding star and sign of hope. His devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary drew him to seek humility, poverty, hiddenness and purity of heart. Below are some of St. Anthony's quotes on humility which are particularly beautiful: "The spirit of humility is sweeter than honey, and those who nourish themselves with this honey produce sweet fruit." An excerpt from one of his sermons: "The saints are like the stars. In His providence Christ conceals them in a hidden place that they may not shine before others when they might wish to do so. Yet they are always ready to exchange the quiet of contemplation for the works of mercy as soon as they perceive in their heart the invitation of Christ." Please consider joining the children in prayer over the next few days. The children always pray for those unifying prayers with them. Friday June 13th Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Esate Lago Nigeria 1PM ET Children's Rosary at St. Paul Church in Fenton, Missouri 7PM Saturday June 14th Children's Rosary at St. Mary's Parish in Corvallis Oregon 9AM PT Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lago Nigeria 1PM ET Sunday June 15th Children's Rosary at Our Lady and St. Patrick's Church in Nottingham, England 9AM local time (4AM ET) Children's Rosary at St. Thomas Church in Thomaston, CT 11AM ET Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lago Nigeria 1PM ET Children's Rosary at St. Patrick's Chruch in Tacoma WA 11:30 AM PT Children's Rosary at St. Anthony Church in Lorain, Ohio 3PM ET in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Children's Rosary at Assumption Church in Umoja, Kenya 2PM local time Monday June 16th Children's Rosary at Holy Trinity Academy in Shenandoah, PA 12:20 PM ET Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lago Nigeria 1PM ET Children's Rosary at Holy Family Church in Gladstone Michigan 4:30PM ET Children's Rosary at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac, New York 4:30 PM held in front of the Blessed Sacrament.