Sunday, January 29, 2023

New Children's Rosary in Kilkenny, Ireland

We are excited to share some recent pictures from the new Children's Rosary at St. Fiacre's Church, Loughboy, Kilkenny, Ireland. They held their first meeting on December 1, 2022. They meet every Thursday evening. We welcome these children in a special way to the Children's Rosary!

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Novena for Christian Unity January 18-26, 2023

 Novena for Christian Unity through the Intercession of Bl. Maria Gabriella  

God please hear our supplication through the intercession of Bl. Maria Gabriella for Christian unity. May each of us and the Children's Rosary be an instrument in Your hands to knit all that has been pulled apart into one tapestry of prayer, love and peace doing all according to Your holy Will. 

Remembering the words from Scripture when Our Lord prayed, "May all be one; even as You Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me". (John 17:21) Amen.

For 9 days, please say 3 Glory Be prayers each day accompanied by the prayer above.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins on January 18th 2023. It has been a tradition for the Children's Rosary to pray in a special way for Christian Unity in a Novena.  As Bl. Gabriella dedicated her life for the intention of Christian Unity it seemed particularly special to pray through her intercession. 

A Rosary will be prayed each day of the novena before a first class relic of Bl. Gabriella for the intention above and for those individuals joining us in this novena. 

Bl. Gabriella was born in 1914 and died at the age of 25 in 1939.  She was beatified on January 25th by Pope John Paul II 1983.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Epiphany 2023


Last Sunday, the Children's Rosary at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford, Connecticut, met for prayers. A tiny nativity scene was set up. As six-year-old Abigail entered the chapel, she immediately saw the Holy Family statues and carried over a gift she had brought. It was a tiny soccer ball for baby Jesus. She positioned Jesus with the ball between his arms (see above). As we began the prayers she returned Baby Jesus to his crib and put the soccer ball beside Him.

She was pleased with her gift. It was a very sweet scene. 

Abigail also decided that she wanted the roses standing around the Holy Family instead of piled on the floor as we usually do. As the rosary was prayed and children took turns placing flowers, all were careful to follow the example she had set (see flowers standing up in the picture above).

Abigail's sister helped her lead two of the decades. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany to have the children lead us in the Rosary. We prayed in a special way for all the other members of the Children's Rosary. In this manner we covered the other members of the Children's Rosary in prayer as they do for us when they meet. 

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Join the Children's Rosary in Prayer on Radio Maria


On the second Saturday of the month, members of the Children's Rosary lead an hour of prayers live on Radio Maria USA at 3pm Central/ 4pm Eastern time. Click HERE to listen live today. Amelia, age 9, from Portugal and Zosia, age 8, from Canada will be leading the prayers. 

Sunday, January 1, 2023

January 1, 2023: Over 18,000 Rosaries Leave for Tanzania


Today two barrels were picked up which included 18,758 handmade rosaries, 200 Children's Rosary books, 20 Child Consecration books, in addition to welcome letters. 

These were packed two days ago, and we had expected them to be picked up then. Yet delays brought the pick up to shift to Our Lady's Feast today! It is a wonderful way to usher in the New Year. A special thank you to those who made these rosaries with love. If you would like to contribute to shipping costs for future barrels, this would help tremendously. To make a donation click HERE.