Tuesday, May 5, 2020

"Have courage; the good seed will grow up in the children's hearts later on."- Bl. Edmund Rice

Today is the Feast of Bl. Edmund Rice.

Bl Edmund Ignatius Rice: Irish, farmer, widower, founder of the Christian Brothers and the Presentation Brothers, died in 1844.  Bl Edmund used all his financial means to care for his daughter and open schools for the poor children in Ireland. His first school was in a converted stable.  As it was difficult to find teachers to stay and teach the children, whom many were brought from the streets, Bl Edmund took on the work of educating new teachers.  He devoted himself to finding individuals grounded in prayer and who were willing to volunteer their time. Edmund was beatified by Pope John Paul II on Oct 6 1996.
Bl Edmund Ignatius Rice we ask for your intercession to help the Children's Rosary to reach more children and help to bring them to prayer especially in schools. May we water the seeds of faith in our children's hearts with prayer. 
Here are some resources to help start a Children's Rosary in your school:

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