Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Honoring Mary's Immaculate Conception

Our Children's Rosary group at Immaculate Conception Church in British Columbia, Canada met on the eve of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception last week.  The children had a special evening planned to honor Our Lady.  They dressed in white and processed into their church named after Our Blessed Mother's Immaculate Conception. Each child held a white rose and carnation which were placed at the foot of a Statue of Our Lady.  All around the statue Our Lady was beautifully decorated with flowers. The children then gathered to lead a Children's Rosary.  At the conclusion of the Rosary the choir sang Salve Regina in Latin.  
Process of members of the
Children's Rosary
It is truly a beautiful thing to see children surrounding Our Lady and so tenderly showing their love for her.  With gentle prayers and song these little ones must bring a smile to Our Mother and her Son.  For as St. Maximilian Kolbe was fond of saying, "Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did."

We are extremely grateful to the group leader of this Children's Rosary group. Inez spent her summer helping to spread the Children's Rosary in Kenya during a summer trip there with her husband, daughter and niece.  She now reports, "My mission for 2015, is to spread the movement in other parishes here in Vancouver. I’m organizing an advertising group of children who will join me in presenting the idea at all Sunday Masses in other parishes. We will offer to help them organize and be present at their first rosary, then they can continue from then onward."

The children all dressed in white with their sweet smiles... such a picture brings
joy and hope to the heart.  
Other posts you may enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary group
How can one draw himself away from love of this world?
Pure joy comes from the Lord.

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