December 2022 Newsletter
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Bringing Joy to the World

Christ is Prince of Peace and the source of our joy. Who could mistake the joy beaming from this young girl who is leading her Children's Rosary group in prayer? The children each take turns leading the prayers.
"[O]ur hearts are restless until they rest in You."
- St Augustine
Indeed we see our young people struggling, searching, often not even sure what they are missing. But when you see children that are resting spiritually in prayer with Our Lord, one cannot mistake the beauty and true joy that is present. 
The picture above depicts the Children's Rosary at the Cathedral parish of Shendam, Nigeria.

New Children's Rosary in Co. Mayo Ireland!

The above picture was sent from the new Children's Rosary group in Sacred Heart Crossboyne, Co. Mayo Ireland. The picture of the children above was taken at their most recent meeting in November. 

The group leader wrote:

We had six children, two of whom were completely new to praying the Rosary. They seemed to really enjoy it. It was very beautiful and they were all so reverend. Thank you Our Lady!

Endorsement of the Children's Rosary by Bishop Scantlebury

Recently we had a meeting with Bishop Scantlebury of the Bridgetown Diocese of Barbados. He warmly received us and was excited to see the Children's Rosary spread in his diocese and also to use the Child Consecration book in his diocese. He had some lovely words of support which can be heard in the attached video HERE or can be seen below:
Bishop Neil Scantlebury
We also have a German version of the endorsement video, which can be viewed HERE.
We met Fr. Moses K. Gikandi, shown below, who oversees the youth engagement for the Diocese of Bridgetown. We look forward to collaborating with him going forward. 
Bishop Scantlebury also brought us to St. Patrick's School, where we also were able to meet Principal Marvalene Roach and Sister Dayo Ajayi who teaches catechism for the school. (see picture below)

Children's Rosary at Oasis of Peace Centre in Collon, Ireland

Ruth Byrne, one of the Children's Rosary group leaders from the Oasis of Peace Centre in Collon Ireland, sent some wonderful news from their Living Rosary Walk event on October 30. She wrote:
We invited all the children to dress up as their favourite saint and then for the children who were part of our rosary group they dressed up as characters from the joyful mysteries.
Each child received a coloured plate at the start of the walk and this represented a rosary bead and we had one little girl dressed up as Our Lady at the front on a chariot of flowers.. and she was pulled along to each of the stop off points where we announced the mystery and the children enacted the mystery (just visually) .. when it came to the third mystery the Nativity.. all angels, stars, shepherds .... were invited in.  
When we got back to the centre we had some goodies and then sat down to listen to a talk on St Catherine and the Miraculous Medal and everyone received a pack with a pair of rosary beads, how to say the rosary, miraculous medal and information leaflet.

Children's Rosary at St. John the Baptist Parish in Trowbridge, England

The picture above is from the All Saints party held on Sunday, October 30. The children dressed up as saints. One can see St. John the Baptist with a jar of honey and St. Olivia holding olive branches.

Families brought food related to saints such as St. Bernadette's firewood breadsticks

St. Therese’s flowers- flower shaped biscuits

St. Stanislaus - polish cookies

Activities that were done that other Children's Rosary groups could try next year:

Decorate a saint themed pumpkin competition. Have the pumpkin depict one or several saints. Alternatively carve a cross in it. No spooky pumpkins

Saint themed games such as:
Saint Francis’ Animal rescue- Toss stuffed /cuddly animals into a basket

Saint Anthony Lost and Found

 Create Saint Lanterns

Children's Rosary Christmas Cards!

The Children's Rosary Christmas cards are back in stock through EWTN. Thank you to all who have already purchased Children's Rosary Christmas cards. We were happy to see them sell out and also happy that EWTN quickly restocked them.

This year's card took inspiration through traditional Ukrainian art of the Nativity.  

The card was painted by Iris Ryan, a member of the Children's Rosary and younger sister to Abigail Ryan, who painted our prior cards. Iris is twelve years old and lives with her parents and seven siblings in Wisconsin. She is pictured below.

For each box of cards sold, a portion of the cost goes to the Children's Rosary. This helps further the mission of the Children's Rosary, which is to support the prayer lives of children and to help to bring more children to prayer. There is also mention of the Children's Rosary on the back of each card, which provides an opportunity for each card to be an open door for Our Blessed Mother.

To purchase this card through EWTN religious catalogue, click HERE.

We also have some of our Children's Rosary Christmas card collection available at Cenacle Press in Ireland; to view, click HERE. Cards are also available at Sunrise Marian Distribution in Canada as well. To view, click HERE

See Amelia, age 9, a member of the Children's Rosary from Porto, Portugal, host an interview about the Children's Rosary. She is also helping to start a Children's Rosary in her local parish with her mother in Portugal. Click HERE to watch the interview or view below:
Amelia, age 9, member of the Children's Rosary hosts an interview about the Children's Rosary

This Advent Place a "Patiently Waiting" Sign in Your Window

Join the Children's Rosary by putting a sign in your window as a beautiful reminder of where our hearts can be found as we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ. On Christmas replace the sign with one that reads, "Christ is Born." The picture above was sent to us last week from a family participating from Derry, Ireland. You may remember the picture they sent last year from our invitational video. Please consider sending in a picture of your Patiently Waiting sign in your window to
Christmas Novena

Prayer to the Miraculous Infant of Prague

In anticipation of Christmas December 25, consider saying this 9 day Novena from December 16-December 24.  
O Divine Infant Jesus, Who said: "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you." Through the intercession of Mary, Your Most Holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer be granted.

(Make your request.)*

O Divine Infant Jesus, Who said: "Unless you become like little children, you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven." Grant me the simplicity and wonder, the tenderness and gentleness of a child. Fill me with innocence, hope and love. Grant me the grace that I need.

(Make your request.)

O Divine Infant Jesus, help me know how close You are to me and how powerful is Your embrace. Help me to trust that You hold the whole world in Your hand. I place my every need and care in Your hands. I ask that you fulfill my request according to Your holy will.

(Make your request.)

Miraculous Infant of Prague, have mercy on us.
* We humbly ask that you join us in praying this novena and include as one of your intentions: for all those who help the Children's Rosary through time, talent or treasure may they receive Christmas peace and joy. 
This is a spiritual gift we would like to share with all those who have supported the Children's Rosary this year. In addition, a Mass will be celebrated for all the members of the Children's Rosary and all who help the Children's Rosary on December 25.

Video For Educators on How to Implement a 33 Day Consecration Journey

We have a new video for educators on how to implement a 33 day Consecration Journey using our book, Child Consecration: To Jesus through Mary—Following in the Spirit of St. Thérèse, the Little Flower. Please share this video with your local parochial school and faith formation program. 
Video for Educators

New Grade Specific Discussion Questions Released 

We recently released grade specific discussion questions to serve as additional resources for those using the book, Child Consecration: To Jesus through Mary—Following in the Spirit of St. Thérèse, the Little Flower. Click HERE to view them. 


The picture above was taken on October 12, 2022, during an audience with Cardinal Eijk when the new Dutch version of the Child Consecration book was presented to him. Pieter Pouw, also photographed, is a member of the board of the printing house which released the book. To obtain a copy of the new Dutch version of the Consecration book, click HERE

German Version of the Children's Rosary Book Available to Order!

The German Children's Rosary book is now available to order through Heiligenkreuz Monastery in Austria. The books are available individually and in the ten pack at a discount. 

Individual book LINK

Ten Pack of Books LINK

For more information about the Children's Rosary in German, visit
We have made a tremendous number of contacts at the WMOF, with many of them interested in starting a Children's Rosary and receiving materials to help with these efforts. Please consider making a donation so we can immediately set to work when we get home sending out packages to those who have made requests.
Donations can be made electronically HERE.
Donations can also be mailed to: 
Children's Rosary
PO Box 271743

West Hartford CT 06127 USA


Help us put rosaries in the hands of children

Donations can be made electronically HERE.
Donations can also be mailed to: 
Children's Rosary
PO Box 271743

West Hartford CT 06127 USA

We thank you for your generosity and kindness.

* Donations made within the US are tax deductible.

Children's Rosary in Schools

We are including two links below to help those interested in starting Children's Rosary prayer groups in their local primary, pre-primary, or middle school in your area. Consider ordering a Children's Rosary book to share with the principal of the school and forward the videos. 
Watch this short 3 min invitation video and hear from children who are part of the Children's Rosary.
Step by step instructions on how to run a Children's Rosary in a school.
The second video explains how to run a Children's Rosary group meeting in a school. This was filmed in Birmingham, Alabama at a school that has been holding a weekly school-wide Children's Rosary since May of 2017. The kids help to demonstrate how meetings can be held in the classroom, in a chapel and outside. VIEW VIDEO HERE.

Resources to help our Children's Rosary groups

Free Downloads
*Free printable sheets on how to pray the Rosary can be downloaded on our website in English, Spanish and French.
*Sheet music to our theme song can also be downloaded free. We also have our theme song video with lyrics
*Consecration prayers for a new Children's Rosary group can be downloaded in English, Spanish and French.
Learn how to start a Children's Rosary
*Step by step instructions in English, Spanish and French
*How to run your first meeting instructional video in English and Spanish.
T Shirts
*We also have Children's Rosary T Shirts available to order in English, Spanish and French. 
*This year we have a Children's Rosary banner that can be ordered. The banner can be used at meetings, during processions or at an informational table such as at a Parish ministry fair. Banners ship in 1-2 weeks. Order early if you would like one for a specific date.


*We do ask that if Children's Rosary groups would like a banner they order this official one. We would like to have continuity within the prayer group movement. If there is a difficulty in ordering a banner, such as those groups outside the US, please contact Blythe Kaufman ( to obtain permission for private printing. 
A special gift is given to all members of the Children's Rosary. A monthly Mass is offered on the 25th of every month for all members of the Children's Rosary and all who help the Children's Rosary in any way. Thank you all!
Un regalo especial es dado a todos los miembros del Rosario de Niños. El 25 de cada mes se ofrece una misa por todos los miembros del Rosario de Niños y por quienes han ayudado en todas las formas al Rosario de Niños. ¡Gracias a todos!
À tous les membres du Rosaire des Enfants est donné un don spécial. Le 25 de chaque mois une messe mensuelle sera célébrée pour tous les membres du Rosaire des Enfants et pour tous ceux qui d'une manière ou d'une autre aident à faire fleurir le Rosaire des Enfants. Merci à vous tous.
Thank you for your support of the Children's Rosary. We continue to reach more children each day.  We appreciate each gift and keep you in our prayers. One can make tax deductible donations to the Children's Rosary online or mail in donations. This helps us send materials to individuals wanting to begin groups around the world.
To see a list of airings of the Children's Rosary on EWTN Global Catholic Network Click HERE.
Children's Rosary books, CDs and DVDs make wonderful presents for little ones.  Consider ordering a few for loved ones HERE. Available in Europe as well HERE.
The voices of the children praying can also be heard on various radio stations. Click HERE to learn more.
Be sure to visit our Children's Rosary website.
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Children's Rosary
PO Box 271743
West Hartford, CT 06127 USA

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