One Million Children Praying the Rosary
Thank you to everyone who participated in the One Million Children Praying the Rosary prayer campaign this year. Over 40,000 participated from Australia alone and over 840,000 people worldwide! Below are some images from some of the schools that participated in Australia.
WHAT IS THIS PRAYER CAMPAIGN ABOUT?
The aim of this prayer initiative is first of all to show that the trusting prayer of children can fly like an arrow straight to the heart of God and consequently has great influence. How powerful then is the prayer of the Rosary when prayed by children for peace and unity within families, within their own nation and in the whole world!
We are inviting families, catechists, teachers to pray the rosary together with children on the 18th of October for peace and unity in the world. We have prepared some material for you to spread the word and get inspired.
WHY HAS AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED BECOME INVOLVED IN THIS PRAYER CAMPAIGN?
We not only see ourselves as a pastoral charity but also as a prayer community. Our founder, Father Werenfried van Straaten, deeply venerated Our Lady of Fatima. There, the Virgin Mary proclaimed to the visionary children, “Pray the Rosary every day, in order to obtain peace for the world.”
THE MEANING OF THE ROSARY:
As Pope St John Paul II wrote in his Apostolic Exhortation on the Rosary, “The Rosary is by its nature a prayer for peace since it consists in the contemplation of Christ, the Prince of Peace, the one who is “our peace”.