Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Flowers for Our Lady of Fatima

Yesterday we received this picture from the Principal of St. Francis Xavier School in Birmingham, Alabama USA. They hold a weekly Children's Rosary on Fridays afternoons at their school. The picture above was taken at their Children's Rosary on October 13th 2017. All the children from the school met outside to pray before a large outdoor statue of Our Lady of Fatima. The principal shared: 

"The entire school went out, and each grade assigned a student for each decade to give the flower. So, we had 50 beautiful roses around the Blessed Mother".

We are so grateful for the prayers and flowers the children gave to Our Blessed Mother. 

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Special Release of Our New Video

Hear from the Children

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


Monday, October 16, 2017

"The Rosary is My Favorite Prayer"

Today is the anniversary of when John Paul II was elected Pope. In honor of this anniversary we lit a candle in honor of St. John Paul II and we said a prayer for all the members of the Children's Rosary.

St. John Paul II had a strong devotion to the Rosary.  He prayed 15 decades daily. He was quoted as saying, "The Rosary is my favorite prayer".

St. John Paul II Pray For Us!

Simchat Torah October 13th 2017

Simchat Torah this year began on the evening of October 12th and ended the evening of October 13th.  Simchat Torah is considered by some to be the happiest festival of the Jewish year. It celebrates the starting over of the public Torah readings: a beginning anew. Some Jewish communities even have a practice of dancing with the Torah on this festival.

As my husband is Jewish, I was able to attend Shabbat service Friday evening and hear from the Rabbi how the Torah portion for the week would be Genesis and include the Story of Adam and Eve.

As October 13th this year was also the 100th anniversary of the last apparition of Fatima my mind was rolling over the interesting significance. Indeed the starting over, the reading of the story of creation...all to begin on October 13th 2017.  I leave this coincidence to your discernment.

One interesting comment from the Rabbi has remained with me. He said the first mention of something being Holy in the Torah refers to time.  In this he connected time to Shabbat and the Sabbath. Saying that we are not human doers but human beings. As such, we should find the time to rest especially on the Sabbath.  An interesting thing to contemplate. How do we spend our Sabbath?  How do we make it Holy?

First Meeting of the Children's Rosary in Russia!

Yesterday was the first meeting of the Children's Rosary at Nativity of Jesus Parish in Magadan, Russia.
We received a note from the Pastor which began:
"Praise to Jesus Christ now and forever. News of the Children's Rosary in Magadan begins." He went on to share that the new Children's Rosary group was Consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary at the beginning of the meeting.  The children wrote out intentions for the Rosary. These intentions along with the intention sheet we sent were placed before Our Lady. Flowers were also placed before Our Lady during the Rosary.  

The new group will meet each Sunday in October and then monthly for the subsequent months. We welcome this new Children's Rosary group which is our first in Russia!

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Special Release of Our New Video
A Procession for Our Lady

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Special Release of Our New Video: A View from Heaven

We humbly release this video: A View from Heaven.  

In the gospel today it said, "...ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened." (Luke 11:9)  The children have been knocking.  This video is a fruit of many prayers. And yet it is an invitation for more prayer.  Our Lord and Our Lady are very generous with us. "What father among you would hand his son a snake when he asks for a fish?" (Luke 11:11) 

So many these days speak of how crazy our world is becoming. Watch this video and one sees a different vantage point. A different way of looking at our world.  The lens to see this through is prayer.  When one looks at our world that way it looks very different. Indeed the world seems to get very small when so many are praying.

Hear the invitation of the children. Join us in prayer. We ask you to find a time each day and unify prayers. Click "join in prayer" on our website www.childrenrosary.org and say in your heart that you would like to unify prayers with all the members of the Children's Rosary.  As more and more add their light something beautiful happens.  A joy comes to the heart.  One feels they are not alone. Another soul is there praying and unifying.   
Link to watch the Video in English

Link to watch the Video in Spanish

Please consider joining the children in prayer. The children are asked to pray for those unifying prayers with them.  See a schedule of meetings on our website: www.childrensrosary.org or www.rosariodeninos.org or www.rosairedesenfants.org
The meetings are listed in your local time zone. Meetings also appear as a blue flashing light on our View From Heaven map when the children are meeting in their prayer groups. By clicking "join in prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to the map.


Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Month of the Rosary
EWTN Interview about the Children's Rosary in Spanish

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New Children's Rosary to Meet in Russia this Weekend

We are very excited to share that a new Children's Rosary will be meeting for the first time this Sunday at Nativity of Jesus Parish in Magadan, Russia.  

The new Children's Rosary group will be Consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary at the first meeting. In this way the group is under the protection and guidance of Christ and His Mother. The children will be praying in Russian.

Magadan is a port town in Eastern Siberia. The climate is subarctic. Winter begins in October and the winters are very long with 6 months of the year at subzero temperatures. The major industry of the town is ship building and fishing. This town was the prison camp city of Stalin chosen for its remote location and harsh climate.

On May 18th 2017 two hundred handmade Rosaries and twenty-five Children's Rosary books were sent to this parish. The materials were carried by hand to Russia with the hope that a Children's Rosary group could begin in Russia.  By Divine Providence the person carrying the materials was able to visit Fatima with the materials on her way to Russia.  She was able to Consecrate the trip to Our Blessed Mother.

Six months later on October 15th children in Russia will kneel as a prayer group to pray the Rosary.  We are very grateful for such a precious gift as this.  

Please consider joining the children in prayer. The children are asked to pray for those unifying prayers with them.  See a schedule of meetings on our website: www.childrensrosary.org or www.rosariodeninos.org
The meetings are listed in your local time zone. Meetings also appear as a blue flashing light on our View From Heaven map when the children are meeting in their prayer groups. By clicking "join in prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to the map.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Month of the Rosary
EWTN Interview about the Children's Rosary in Spanish

* Photo credit for the the lower picture of Nativity Church: Wikimedia commons

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Did You See the Moon This Week?

Wow the moon seemed so close and big this week.  One of my children took this picture on Wednesday night in our backyard.  

On Friday morning the moon remained in the sky even after the sun was coming up. My daughter and I kept trying to catch glimpses of it between the trees as we walked to morning Mass. Each time I looked at it I was overcome with the beauty of the moon and its closeness to us.

Several years ago a retired pilot called about the Children's Rosary.  He began to talk to me about the moon and Our Lady.  He had many interesting insights but one that has always remained with me is how the moon is able to provide so much light and yet none of it comes from itself. It is simply a reflection of the sun.  It seemed in a very similar way Our Lady does this so perfectly. She acts as a polished mirror of God.  She reflects light but the light does not come from herself.

Thinking of Our Lady and the moon today, I thought of our light.  What light we can bring?  How well polished are we?  As we are now moving into our 7th day of the 9 day fast what has become of us? One of the things that has remained in my prayer this week during the fast is the hope that we can create the light of prayer in our world. That we may through our small way create lights of prayer that can illuminate the darkness.  Through this light we act as an invitation to others to pray and add their light.  On this Feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary can we give Her a gift? Can we take time and add our light that others may come and see it and want to unify prayers?

The Children's Rosary is looking for individuals or families that can commit to 30 minutes each day. We ask that they go to www.childrensrosary.org and click "join in prayer". A gold light will begin flashing in the world on our View from Heaven map.  Others will be able to see this light. 
The light will remain for 30 minutes.  We are asking for people to write to us with a time they would like to commit to prayer each day. In this way when other people from around the world come to the site they will see it alight with prayer. They will see a light and know a soul is out there praying. A soul reaching out through prayer and inviting them to join them.  

Once we have individuals for each half our of the day who have contacted us and pledged to keep the light on we will release a very special video to the world.  A video that provides a glimpse into what Our Lord and Our Lady see when they look down on our world.  It is something we pray and hope that can touch many many hearts. But Our Lord needs us.  This invitation to other souls must be a living invitation...there must be a live soul behind it. Only when the light is going do people know that a person waits for them to join and in that moment something special can happen.  Someone who might not normally pray may say yes to prayer.  Wow that is something very special.

Excited?  Want to be part of this?  I hope so. Write to us with a time you can "join in prayer". This would be a half hour each day.
When you click "join in prayer" on our website we ask that you say internally, "Lord I would like to unify prayers with any members of the Children's Rosary praying". By hitting the button "join in prayer"  one joins those visible on the map plus by saying that little prayer they join those unifying that do not have access to a computer who are part of the Children's Rosary and are praying.

Please write to blythe.kaufman@gmail.com to provide the time you would like to "join in prayer" and add your light.  

Thank you.