September 2022 Newsletter
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We are grateful for the strong support of the Children's Rosary by Raymond Cardinal Burke. During our visit to Rome, Cardinal Burke recorded a short endorsement. To watch click HERE or view below:
Cardinal Burke shares his thoughts on the Children's Rosary and invitation to families

Spiritual Gift

A Mass was offered for members of the Children's Rosary and all who help the Children's Rosary on September 25, 2022. 

Visit to Austria

The picture above was taken during our visit to Austria this summer. We had the opportunity to stay at Heiligenkreuz Monastery for five days. These were blessed days of prayer with the monks of the monastery. We have continued to collaborate since our return to the United States with Prior Johannes Paul and those at Heiligenkreuz to record a German Children's Rosary video, which occurred on September 1 and 2. We look forward to sharing the final video when it is released. Heiligenkreuz is also now carrying our newly released Children's Rosary book. 

Release of the German Version of the Children's Rosary Book!

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

A special thank you to Guido Ossemann and Nico Ossemann for serving as the primary translators and the team of translators who proofed the book. A large thank you to Stefan Borneis who sponsored the printing of the book. 

As each of these books can serve as a seed for a new Children's Rosary group, we pray they will bring great fruits. We know from Scripture that "whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly and whoever sows generously will also reap generously." (2 Corinthians 9:6). Thus, we cast these seeds broadly and pray others will do the same. 

New Children's Rosary to Meet October 18, 2022, at the Parish of St. Gallus Scheidegg, Germany

Praise God that the Children's Rosary continues to spread in German speaking countries. The newest group to register is from Pfarreiengemeinschaft, the Catholic Parish Community of St. Gallus Scheidegg. This is in the Bavaria region of Germany. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 2022. The children will gather outside in their grotto (Lourdeskapelle) to lead the Rosary. 

LIVE EWTN Germany Interview about the Children's Rosary (English and German)

During our visit to Rome, we were excited to speak with EWTN hosts Martin Rothweiler and Anna Diouf about the Children's Rosary. The interview is presented in both English and German. Click this LINK to watch or view below: 
Interview is in English and German
For more information about the Children's Rosary in German, visit

New Children's Rosary at St. Patrick's School in Glasgow, Scotland

A new Children's Rosary recently formed at St. Patrick's Primary School in Glasgow, Scotland. They held their first meeting on the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows: September 15, 2022. The pictures above were taken at the first meeting. We welcome this new Children's Rosary group. 

Join Us for an Upcoming Nine Day Fast

Dear Friends,
"Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified." (1 Cor 9:23-27)

This month, I heard the above reading during daily Mass. It was read on the Feast of St. Peter Claver, September 9. As I attend a Church for daily Mass that is named after St. Peter Claver, they also had a vigil September 8 celebration to which I attended, so I heard the reading in the evening and the following day at Mass. The words that kept returning to me were, "Run so as to win." Returning to re-read the passage the other words that resonated with me were, "exercise discipline." 

I remember during our monthlong trip to East Africa, I continually felt as though I was within a long fast. The days were long, and we had to travel great distances by car with little sleep. There was an opportunity to see more children at different locations at the expense of taking time to eat; the former always seemed the most appealing thing to do. The burden felt light since it was not foreign to me to say "no" to my body when I felt hungry or tired. This I learned through fasting. I share this not to draw any attention to myself but to give witness to the benefits of fasting. Indeed, we need spiritual training and discipline to accomplish all Our Lord needs from us. I have also heard it said that one can more completely give oneself in a Consecration when one has a practice of fasting. This is because one has a greater control over the body in which to fully give oneself to God. Whether or not one feels this to be true, it surely is a holy endeavor to learn discipline in order to more fully serve and glorify God. 

It has been a yearly tradition within the Children’s Rosary to do nine days of prayer and fasting in the fall. This year it will begin on September 29 and end on October 7. We hope many will want to join us. Bread and water fasting is very effective as a means of sacrifice. Some may not be able to fast on bread, and this is okay. Prayerfully discern what is the best fasting for you. In the past, we have had adults and children join this fast. We do ask that you prayerfully consider what is safe and reasonable for you and your family. Some may be able to do a traditional bread and water fast. This is unlimited bread and water. Others may find another thing in their life that would be a great sacrifice to give up for that period. One of the most important things when one begins a fast is the disposition.  One must approach fasting as an act of love to God. 

Some may want to do this fast but have not fasted before and wonder if they could complete the nine days. What I have found is that the first two days are the hardest. There is this portion of each of us which I will call, “self,” that will complain and nag that you should give up. Do not pay attention to this. In many ways the fast becomes easier as you go along and the last four days I have found to be the most sweet when one feels that with little effort one can enter into deep prayer.

Please accept this humble invitation to join these 9 days of fasting. It is an invitation to help to rid yourself of all the things holding you back spiritually. I will be praying for you. ~Blythe 

The Fast will begin on September 29, the Feast of the Archangels and conclude on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on October 7. 

1) Pray one Rosary each day, meditating on the life of Christ

2) Fast for nine days

*Lord, please purify our souls from the attachments of the world. Jesus, we surrender all we have; please take control of our lives and our families. May Jesus be born in our hearts and may He renew us. May the Holy Spirit guide our thoughts and actions. May our hands be the extended hands of Mary and Jesus in this world. May the members of the Children’s Rosary also be the extended hands of Mary and Jesus in this world and gather a great many souls, especially young people, for Our Lord.

*Personal Intentions (      )

*May all that Our Lady wishes to accomplish through us and the Children’s Rosary be accomplished all for the glory of God.

*May the bookChild Consecration: To Jesus through Mary—Following in the Spirit of St. Thérèse, the Little Flower, be an instrument to bring a great many souls to Jesus through His Mother.

*For a special Children’s Rosary intention.

*In thanksgiving

Rosaries to Tanzania

We are excited to share that 18,293 handmade rosaries were sent out to Tanzania on August 26, 2022. They will make the long journey via shipping container to Dar es Salaam. One barrel will be picked up Fr. Joseph Kalua who recently shared he has started many new Children's Rosary groups this year. We previously have sent him rosaries to help with these efforts. 
1.St. Francis Nakayaya Children's Rosary
2. St  Theresa's Children's Rosary- Muhuwesi
3. Our Lady of Fatima Children's Rosary- Nandembo
4. Kangomba Children's Rosary
5. Masonya Children's Rosary
6. Nakapanya Children's Rosary
7. Miuta Children's Rosary
8. Maria Immaculata Children's Rosary
9. Chingulungulu Children's Rosary
10. Namalenga Children's Rosary
11. Chikunja Children's Rosary
12. Lukuledi Children's Rosary

The second barrel will be picked up by Fr. Sheejan Kallarakkal a priest who we met in Rome to whom we gave rosaries (see picture below). Since returning to Tanzania, he has initiated the Children's Rosary in two schools but plans to extend this to 11 more schools as well as his parish. Also included in each barrel were 40 Children's Rosary books, 5 Child Consecration books and a Children's Rosary banner along with school and parish welcome letters. 

A special thank you to those who have sent us handmade rosaries. These barrels are filled with love. We continue to ask for assistance with shipping costs. Donations can be made HERE.

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


Mark Your Calendars

Children’s Rosary Informational Meeting, Ireland
An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday September 27 at 8PM local time in Ireland via Zoom. The meeting ID for zoom: 894 5049 2696  and the Passcode: 9518155. To access the meeting link click HERE.

Children’s Rosary Informational Meeting, UK and Scotland
An informational meeting will be held on Monday September 26 at 8PM local time in Scotland via Zoom. The meeting ID for zoom: 880 5866 7864 and the Passcode: 847009. To access the meeting link click HERE.

New Release of the Child Consecration book in Dutch!

We are excited to announce that the Child Consecration book is now available to order in Dutch through the Catholic Dutch publisher: stichting De Boog. Thank you to Caspar de Quay and his wonderful team for the great care and effort they put into the translation and release of this book. 

The book can be ordered HERE.

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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