Reflections from the Global Rosary Relay for Priests 2016
We received this beautiful picture from our Children’s Rosary group at St. Mary’s Parish in Pontiac, Illinois USA. This is the second year they have participated in the Global Rosary Relay for Priests. It was particularly special to see that their parish priest, Fr. Cesarek, joined the children in prayer.
The children joined others praying at over 100 shrines in 50 countries praying in succession for the sanctification of priests.
We also received a note from our Children’s Rosary group at St. Mary’s Church in Pine Bluff, Wisconsin. They too participated in the Global Rosary Relay for Priests for the second year in a row. The group leader shared that they decided to hold their monthly Children’s Rosary slightly later in the day on June 3rd, so they could unify their prayers with those at the Shrine of Our Lady of Einsiedeln in Switzerland. Our group leader, Kellie, thought this providential as St. Mary’s Church in Pine Bluff, WI is very close to “America’s Little Switzerland” (New Glarus, WI). Swiss heritage is very strong in this region so all were excited to have the opportunity to unify prayers with those in Switzerland for the sanctification of our priests.
We hope these prayers of the children on the World Day of Prayer for Priests are a special way for these little ones to help their shepherds.
Source: Children’s Rosary