On October 18, one million children will pray rosary for peace

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On October 18, one million children will pray rosary for peace

churchinneed.org and en.abouna.org

A communiqué released by the Holy See’s Press Office on Saturday, September 29, states that Pope Francis invites “all the faithful of all the world, to pray the Holy Rosary every day” during the Marian month of October to protect the Church from the devil.

In compliance with the Pope’s call, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has issued an open invitation to children and families around the world to participate in an extraordinary event taking place on October 18, 2018: “One Million Children Praying the Rosary.” Father Martin Barta, the Spiritual Assistant of ACN International.

The idea for the campaign came about in 2005 in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. While a number of children were praying the rosary at a wayside shrine, several of the women in attendance strongly felt the presence of the Virgin Mary. They immediately thought of Saint Padre Pio’s promise: “When one million children pray the rosary, the world will change.” And that is exactly what this is all about: having faith in the power of children’s prayers.

The invitation has been extended to teachers, priests, kindergarten teachers and parents to pray the rosary together with children on October 18, 2018 for peace and unity in the world. ACN has made available instructional materials on the prayers of the rosary, posters and a letter of invitation for children and adults.

WHY THE 18th OF OCTOBER?
October is traditionally the month of the rosary; the 18th is the feast day of Saint Luke the Evangelist. He has handed on to us the story of Jesus’s childhood and, according to tradition, is said to have been close to Our Lady, the Mother of God.

The materials for the prayer campaign are available in 25 languages, including, for example, Arabic and the West African Hausa language. Children from around 80 countries and on all continents are taking part. Accounts of the events are frequently sent to ACN, over the past year we received reports from countries such as Argentina, Cuba, Cameroon, India and the Philippines. It is truly a campaign of the World Church!

It is believed that children are far more open to the rosary than a lot of adults. When the rosary is prayed correctly and under proper guidance, it reveals a view of the Virgin Mary, one that grows more intimate the longer you pray the rosary. And getting this intimate view of Our Lady is something that we can learn from the children!

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 12:41
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