Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Skies in Alaska are Filled With the Voices of Children Praying

The Northern Lights Over Fairbanks, Alaska
Source: Wiki Commons
Beginning yesterday the Children's Rosary began airing on the radio in Alaska.  First from 94.1 FM a station in Anchorage, Alaska and today from 92.7 FM, a station broadcasting to Fairbanks, North Pole and the Interior Alaska Region.  It is beautiful to imagine these little voices traveling through the this vast land.  They go out in all directions until the signal fades or they reach a massive structure such as the mountains in Denali National Park.  In many areas it is quiet and at this time of year often dark.  These little voices are like a light in the darkness carrying with them hope.

A member of the Children's Rosary once shared with me something a priest had said.  He recommended keeping religious music playing or the Rosary very low in your home.  Even if you are not praying along it is covering the space with Our Lord's name being praised and that in itself brings protection and blessings to a home.  In much the same way I like to imagine the voices of the children moving through the air bringing blessings to the land they cover.  So often there are so many things that are offensive to Our Lord bouncing off satellites.  When one imagines the voices of young children praying the Rosary and their voices moving out in all directions, in turn it warms the heart.  The region in Alaska where the Children's Rosary is being aired, includes remote regions.  These individuals living in the "bush" require a combination of bush planes, snow machines and boats to reach them 3-4 months of the year.  Some do not have running water and limited access to electricity.  However they do have radios.  For those living in such remote areas the radio is an avenue for grace.  Many people living in these communities may only have a priest visit their area once or twice a year.  In this way, the children's voices praying the Rosary are a way to connect those that may feel alone or disconnected from others.  All the children praying in Children's Rosary prayer groups around the world contribute to the grace that flows with these airings.  It is the bellows that continues to blow these voices into areas we had never contemplated and reaches hearts often far from Our Lord.  In this way I would like to thank all of you for your prayers.  These gifts are the fruits of the many prayers said by our tiniest members but also those of us further on in years.

In addition to the blessings that the airing of the Children's Rosary brings we have more good news.  Last night we heard from two families from Alaska joining our Miraculous Medal Novena.  They also hope to begin a Children's Rosary prayer group at Immaculate Conception Church in Fairbanks, Alaska.  They sent us a link to an Arctic Cam where one can see their Church.  You will see they already have snow cover and average temperatures have been around -20 F in the night with daytime highs around -10F.  

Seeing these pictures one can see the beauty of Our Lord's hand.  Although we live in very different places, in prayer we are not so much different. Our Lady and Our Lord have a way of knitting us together.

Thank you all and God Bless.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Children's Rosary Book
Children's Rosary Cds and DVD

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