For hundreds of years, the rosary has played an important role in the history of the Catholic Church. It has brought forth countless miracles, resulted in millions of conversions, and brought comfort and peace to many. So many generations have enjoyed the many blessings through this simple, yet profound, prayer. But sadly, the same cannot be said for the younger generations.
The Association has launched a new program called “Bring Mary to Kids.” The program’s ambitious goal is to rekindle an appreciation of devotion to Mary and encourage young children, and their families, to pray the rosary.
Our initial focus is to work with second graders in Catholic schools. As they prepare to receive Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, our hope is that they’ll learn to come to him through Mary. All students participating in the program are given a packet with a Miraculous Medal, a rosary, and an activity book teaching about Mary and the rosary. This packet is theirs to take home and share with their family.
The second grade classrooms participating in the program will receive a Pilgrim Rosary kit containing a statue of our Blessed Mother, a rosary, and information on how to pray the rosary. The program calls for each child to keep the kit at home for one week. The family is encouraged to pray the rosary together. The kit is returned at the end of the week so another student may bring it home.
|Second graders who have already participated in the program have been enthusiastic about including Mary in their everyday activities. Some inspiring responses include:
- “I took the Blessed Mother statue with me to soccer practice so she would watch over me.”
- “I placed the Blessed Mother statue on our dinner table to include her with our family meal.”
- “Each night before going to bed, I placed the Blessed Mother statue on my night table so she would watch over me as I slept.”
- “I took the Blessed Mother statue with me while four-wheeling so she would keep me safe.”
There have also been some humorous responses. A second grade girl from Connecticut said that Mary got dizzy on the car ride home. Perhaps this was a comment on her mother’s driving! As you can see, these young children are not only building a relationship with our Blessed Mother, they are learning the importance of trusting in her intercession with our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Our goal is to bring this program to interested schools across the nation. In order to make this a reality, we need your help.
Please pray for this project and for the children. In the years since the Miraculous Medal was first struck, Mary has touched the lives of hundreds of millions who have worn her medal and trusted in her intercession. When Saint Catherine saw the vision of Mary with brilliant lights streaming from the rings on her fingers, she noticed that light did not flow from some rings. Mary said, "These gems from which rays do not fall represent graces for which people forget to ask." Please consider spiritually adopting these children by praying that they receive many graces!
We ask that you consider making a donation to help us offset the cost of this program. We want to get these materials to as many kids as possible. While we have kept the overall cost of this program as low as possible, it nevertheless requires time and money. Please help us bring Mary to these children. The results will be miraculous.
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