Saturday, June 17, 2023

Crowning of Mary in Ireland May 14, 2023

On this Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary it seemed timely to share some lovely photos from a Children's Rosary group's May Crowning of Mary that was held in Magherafelt Parish Co Derrry in Ireland on May 14, 2023. 

The children began with a procession before the Crowning. The children then knelt for a Children's Rosary and they placed roses before a statue of Mary.

 The group leader shared of the day, "It was beautiful. We worked hard to make mantilla veils for each girl. I had a problem about who might take pictures and prayed about it. The night before a rosary group mum messaged asking permission for her father (a professional photographer!) to take pictures. Our Blessed Mother took care of things again!" The group leader went on to share:

After the Crowning, one of the children exclaimed " Look the sun is shining through the clouds right on Our Lady!" 

One of the members of the Children's Rosary in the group is a professional cake maker and made this lovely cake for the children to share after the Rosary.

The youngest of the group crowned Mary with the help of her father. (shown above)
One of the group leaders had purchased white dresses at second hand shops to be worn that day which made it extra special for the children. One of the children even had gold flowers in her hair as we see below.

Friday, June 9, 2023

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Reflections from the All Ireland Rosary Rally 2023

 We are happy to share some pictures from the All Ireland Rosary Rally held at Knock Shrine on June 3, 2023. Members of the Children's Rosary led the Rosary. The last decade was prayed in Irish. In the photo above members of the Children's Rosary and group leaders from various Children's Rosary groups across the country can be seen. Archbishop Eamon Martin also joined the children for the picture and Bishop Doeme of Nigeria, who was the Keynote speaker, can also be seen in the center of the picture.

To view a recording of the children leading the Rosary please see the LINK. The children begin praying at approximately 25:15 minutes into the recording. 

A photo of Bishop Doeme at the event is present above. We are in communication with Bishop Doeme about the introduction of the Children's Rosary within his Diocese of Maiduguri, Nigeria.

A special thank you to Catherine McGowan and all the Children's Rosary volunteers who helped to organize the involvement of the Children's Rosary during the event. A special thank you to Fr. Marius O'Reilly for kindly including the Children's Rosary in the events of the day.

Monday, June 5, 2023

An Anniversary Celebration in Hamburg, Germany

As today is the Feast of St Boniface, who is the patron saint of Germany, we thought it would be lovely to highlight the April celebration of one of the Children's Rosary groups in Hamburg Germany.


To celebrate their one year anniversary they met for a Children's Rosary and also planned some fellowship after the rosary.

They have now been meeting for over 1 year monthly. They had a lovely cake they made to celebrate the anniversary.

Sunday, June 4, 2023

New Children's Rosary at St Vincent Ferrer Chapel in Dumlog, Malay Aklan Philippines


A New Children's Rosary has started during May of 2023. The new Children's Rosary group is located at Saint Vincent Ferrer Chapel in Dumlog, Malay Aklan Philippines. The group leader reports that 41 students attended the first meeting. The children took turns placing flowers before Our Blessed Mother.

Handmade rosaries that we sent by one of the volunteers of the Children's Rosary were used for the new group. 
We welcome the members of this new Children's Rosary group!

Friday, June 2, 2023

All Ireland Rosary Rally at Knock Shrine on June 3, 2023

June 3rd there will be an All Ireland Rosary Rally at Knock Shrine. Bishop Oliver Doeme from Nigeria will be the keynote speaker. Members of the Children's Rosary will be leading a Rosary at Knock with the last decade being led by a member of the Children's Rosary in Irish. Buses have been arranged by Children's Rosary groups in various parts of the country to attend the Rosary Rally. The Children's Rosary will also have an informational stand at the event.