Mary Vitamin for Children
Topic: Why do we pray the Rosary daily?
St. Padre Pio prayed at least one hundred rosaries a day while he went about his duties. Padre Pio encouraged all his spiritual children to pray the rosary every day and told them that one day he would see them in heaven.
St. Padre Pio, help my children to love the Rosary and to say it everyday.
Preparation for the Children:
Today we’ll be talking about Our Lady’s second apparition at Fatima.
At this apparition Our Lady taught a new prayer to the children and asked that they pray it after each decade of the Rosary.
Our Lady of Fatima,
“O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of thy mercy.”
Before praying the Rosary, I asked
Why do we pray the rosary every day?
Our Lady asked for the daily recitation of the Rosary at Fatima. At each apparition, she repeated her request to pray the Rosary daily.
In the Rosary, let’s pause while praying the decade prayer and remember that it is our Heavenly Mother who requests these prayers.
Talk to the children about the example of Padre Pio who could pray many Rosaries in one day.
(Netflix has a video called: Padre Pio Sanctus.)
Point of Mental Prayer:
It’s not only your earthly mother asking for the Rosary, but, more importantly your Heavenly Mother’s request. Move the focus of prayer from parental request to a heavenly request.
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Thursday, May 15, 2008