Sunday, January 21, 2018

"Time is Running Out"

Today at Mass in the second reading Paul states, "...time is running out" (1 Cor 7:29). This simple phrase caught hold of my heart. Recently time has been something that has been in my thoughts and prayers. In the fall our family met a couple who was beginning their retirement. The husband shared with me an image that he felt captured what he was experiencing. He described a bathtub which is full of water and the drain is open. In the beginning, the water height does not seem to change much but when there is only an inch or two left all of a sudden the water seems to speed up and quickly all is gone down the drain. This he said is what it feels like when you are at retirement age. There is only an inch or two left in the tub and the water is going down FAST. 

I could appreciate this although I have yet to reach the age of retirement. It seems that the more time we spend in prayer the more our heart is made away of how precious is our time on earth. We are travelers and our time here is but short in terms of eternity. We are as flowers that have a short time to bloom and then are gone. Life when we are young seems so long. As we look at our children, we wish to impart this appreciation of time. Yet how can one do this unless you experience it yourself? It has been my humble experience that when we put ourselves under the care of Our Blessed Mother She helps a soul albeit young understand the mysteries of time. She gives a soul an appreciation of time and a desire to see it used well.

One thing that I bring to Our Lady in prayer is the request that when I stand before the Lord I will not see all that I could have accomplished here on earth. Instead, I ask her to help me make use of every moment of time to do the Will of God whatever that may be. In the Gospel today when the Apostles were called to be fishers of men they did not delay. They dropped their nets and followed. Indeed there is no time to lose!

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Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.

For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Pictures from the New Children's Rosary in Vietnam that Met Yesterday

A new Children's Rosary group met for the first time yesterday at Hoa Loan Parish in Vietnam. The new group was Consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary at the first meeting. We ask that each Children's Rosary group be Consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary at the first meeting. In this way, each group is under the protection and guidance of Christ and His Mother.

We would like to thank Tran who is a Children's Rosary group leader from Bien Hoa City in Vietnam for sending this group a statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. He also shared some of the Children's Rosary bookmarks and Rosaries we had previously sent him. It is beautiful to see how the Lord works through one group to touch other children and initiate other groups.  The imagery of a pebble being thrown into a pond always comes to mind. The ripples of grace that come from one Children's Rosary go out and they bring beautiful fruits. 

Yesterday along with the pictures that were sent to us from the meeting we also received this message:
"The children are happy to meet. They prayed together and sang hymns. The children prayed with their hearts."

We welcome the children from this new Children's Rosary at Hoa Loan Parish. We also thank those who were able to unify prayers with this new group when they had their first meeting. We saw your lights on the View from Heaven map!

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Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.

For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Friday, January 19, 2018

ZENIT News Reports on the Worldwide Spread of the Children's Rosary

Recently, ZENIT published an article about the Children's Rosary in English. The link to read the article is HERE. They also have a Spanish version of the article.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

A New Children's Rosary to Meet on January 19th 2018 in Vietnam

We bring good news! A new Children's Rosary will meet for the first time at Hoa Loan Parish in Vinh Phuc Province in Vietnam. The children will meet at 7:30 PM local time on Friday January 19th 2018 for the first meeting. The children will gather to pray in the Parish chapel shown above.
This is our first Children's Rosary in the Vinh Phuc Province of Vietnam. This is a mountainous province northwest of Hanoi in Vietnam. We thank Giap Nguyen for helping to set up this new group.
We hope many will consider joining the children in prayer and add your light to our View from Heaven map. A schedule of upcoming meetings is provided in your local time zone at www.childrensrosary.org

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For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Novena for Christian Unity January 18-26th 2018

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.

Please say 3 Glory Be prayers each day for 9 days accompanied by the prayer above.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins on January 18th 2018. We therefore thought it timely 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.

Monday, January 15, 2018

New Children's Rosary at St. Joseph School in Pakistan

There is exciting news to share from Pakistan. A new Children's Rosary group began on October 4th at St. Joseph Haghi School in Pakistan. The children were able to pray at a large event held at the school during the days of October 4,5, 6th of 2017. 

There were performances done over these days. One can see the elaborate costumes the children wore during those days. 


The group leader was able to visit the different classes and give the children Rosaries we had sent. These rosaries the children use during their Children's Rosary meetings. 



There are 125 children who participate in the Children's Rosary at the school. During the month of October, the children met daily to pray the Rosary. 

They now continue to meet weekly on Fridays between 10-11AM local time. We welcome this new Children's Rosary group to the Children's Rosary. 




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Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.

For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Artículo Reciente de Noticias ZENIT Sobre el Rosario de Niños


Recientemente, ZENIT presentó un artículo sobre Rosario de Niños. Para leerlo, haga clic AQUÍ.