June 2022 Newsletter
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Dear Friends,

On Pentecost, June 5, my son, Asher (age 15), and I set out for Rome. We left Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) (see photo above) for a three week pilgrimage. From the moment we got in line for security check in Newark, we could see the fruits of our prayers asking Our Blessed Mother to be our guide. The person in front of us in the security line was a priest who is in charge of evangelization for the Diocese of Newark, New Jersey. Indeed this trip so far has been peppered with a multitude of providential meetings. 

The travel was difficult, but we arrived on Monday, June 6, in time to make our way to St. Peter's Basilica for their last daily Mass of the day. The sun was streaming through the stained glass window above the altar. It has indeed been a great blessing to spend the Octave of Pentecost in Rome. 

Our daily uniform has been the Children's Rosary T-shirts. Asher and I wear these each day. It is amazing to see the smiles we get from total strangers as we wear the image of Our Lady of the Children's Rosary across our shirt. We also carry the Children's Rosary book with us, as we want always to be prepared to share these as gifts. We see these little books as seeds that we share during our travels. We put our hope and trust in God that they can bring fruit. We did very little planning before we left on the trip and rather left the days open to Divine Providence. This has been a great blessing and each day has been filled to the brim, and we have met the most wonderful people.

Children's Rosary Featured in WMOF Digital Expo

The World Meeting of Families created a Digital Expo to allow those unable to attend the meeting in Rome to see some of the featured apostolates that support the family. The Children's Rosary was chosen to be featured. The complete Digital Expo can be seen HERE.

Our Featured video can be seen below:

Children's Rosary WMOF Digital Expo Video

Papal Mass

Yesterday we attended the Papal Mass for the World Meeting of Families in St. Peter's Square. Our whole Children's Rosary delegation attended, which included five of us.

The sentiment that kept welling up in my heart was an appreciation for the beauty of our Church. Not the physical structure but the living Church and the beauty of our liturgy, which is a tender gift from Our Lord. At the conclusion of the Mass, it was announced that the next meeting will be in 2028. However, in 2025, a "Jubilee of Families" will take place in Rome. We look forward to returning to this city in three years. It has been a grace filled three weeks. Thank you to all who have prayed for us. 

Rosaries to Tanzania

One evening in St. Peter's Square, we met a group of priests. They are originally from India but one of the priests, Fr. Sheejan Kallarakkal, works as a missionary in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. He was very interesting in initiating Children's Rosary groups in the thirteen schools his religious order runs in Tanzania. To help these efforts we met him before our departure from Rome and gave him more than four hundred handmade rosaries we had brought with us to Rome. We plan to also coordinate a larger shipment of handmade rosaries in a barrel to Tanzania. 
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


An Upcoming Trip to Austria

Tomorrow we will be leaving Rome and we will be traveling to Vienna, Austria, where we will be staying at Heiligenkreuz, which is about fifteen minutes outside of Vienna. It is the second oldest Cistercian monastery in the world and the oldest still functioning Cistercian monastery. The monastery serves as a seminary. Please know that all of you involved with the Children's Rosary will be in our prayers during our trip. Please keep us in your prayers.

Trip to Scotland

We will conclude the trip with a visit to Scotland, where we will be visiting Bishop John Keenan. We are currently planning an event where we can meet with those interested in the Children's Rosary. This will occur on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at St. Mirin's Cathedral in Paisley, Scotland. There will be First Saturday Mass with the Bishop, a Rosary, and a talk delivered by me at 9:45 a.m., followed by some remarks by Bishop Keenan. We are very grateful to Helen Border, who is helping to coordinate all the local arrangements of this event. We will conclude with fellowship and tea with biscuits. As Bishop Keenan led his diocese in January 2021 using our Child Consecration book and has continued meeting daily for a live Rosary using the Children's Rosary book, we hope to meet many individuals who we have been united to in prayer. It is our hope that many may come even from other regions of the British Isles and Ireland if they are able to attend. 
Thank you all.
Your Friend in Christ,

EWTN Nightly News Interviews Founder of the Children's Rosary.

"Among the many attending the World Meeting of Families 2022 in Rome, there is one family from Connecticut that we had the opportunity to speak to. Blythe Kaufman is the founder of Children's Rosary, an international prayer group movement for kids. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief Andreas Thonhuaser had the opportunity to interview Blythe and her son..."  -EWTN summary

Click Link to view interview (see time mark 40 seconds)

National Catholic Register Features Our Lady's Victory Garden

Please see the recent article in the National Catholic Register about Our Lady's Victory Garden.

Mark Your Calendars

Children’s Rosary Informational Meeting, Germany
An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, July 28 via Zoom. Meeting time and link will be forthcoming on the German website:

Children’s Rosary Informational Meeting, Ireland
An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday July 19 at 8PM local time in Ireland via Zoom. The meeting ID for zoom: 841 7111 1945  and the Passcode: 961576. To access the meeting link click HERE.

Children’s Rosary Informational Meeting, UK and Scotland
An informational meeting will be held on Monday July 18 at 7PM local time in Scotland via Zoom. The meeting ID for zoom: 816 2128 3110 and the Passcode: 686602. To access the meeting link click 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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