Saturday, May 16, 2015

First Children's Rosary in the Philippines!

Today May 16th at 3PM local time in the Philippines the first official Children's Rosary group was held.  This new group met at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Fatima Village Tacloban City, Philippines.  The new group began by being Consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary.  In this way the group is under the protection and guidance of Christ and His Mother.  
Members of the Children's Rosary placing flowers
at the foot of a statue of Our Blessed Mother
Sixty-five children were present for the first meeting.  The children knelt for the Rosary taking turns leading.  Several children were able to place flowers before Our Lady in between decades.  Indeed it was a beautiful moment.  It is particularly special that this new group formed in a parish named after Our Lady of Fatima as this week we celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima on May 13th.  Indeed this new group is a very special blessing.  
A special thank you to a great many people who helped in the formation of this new group.  As this is our first Children's Rosary group in the Philippines it came through the work of many hands.  A special thank you to Charina Van who helped to bring these children together.  These children are all survivors of the horrible typhoon that killed a great many people in their community.  In addition Lolita and others locally in the Philippines are helping to arrange these regular meetings.  
Thank you to Joan Alix and Ken Corcoran for sending materials for the children.  In a special way we thank Xenia Maye who traveled to the Philippines from the United States representing the Children's Rosary and bringing materials to communities throughout the Philippines and Asia.  Several weeks ago she was able to communicate with this local group and also arrange to have a friend, Gloria, visit them and share information and materials.  Indeed this new group is the fruits of great sacrifice and many prayers from all our members especially the children who meet in our groups throughout the world.  As more and more groups form we are all blanketed in more and more prayers.  As such prayers are multiplied one can imagine Our Blessed Mother humbly presenting them to her Son.  It is a wonderful thought to contemplate the joy in heaven from so many prayers of children.  

One also becomes hopeful to see the future of Our Church: the children.  As they meet together in prayer with rosaries in hand, one sees them growing in faith and holiness under the watchful eye of their Blessed Mother.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Pure Joy Comes from the Lord
Children's Rosary book

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