"Confidently take up the Rosary once again!". - Pope John Paul II
In the Archdiocese of Toronto, September 2003 to September 2004 was the Year of the Rosary. On May 30, our Timber Wolves and Explorers, as well as some youth from the community, joined together to form a living rosary at our home parish, Blessed Trinity.
Each of us represented a bead of the Rosary around the Altar, offering our prayers to God with Father Sheehy, now a Monsignor, presiding over the gathering.
As we pray the Rosary together we join Mary in contemplating Christ. With her, we remember Christ, we proclaim Him, we learn from Him, and most importantly, as we raise our voices in prayer and our hearts in contemplation of the holy mysteries.
From experience with our youth by praying the rosary together we know that it is true when Pope John Paul II said: "It is also beautiful and fruitful to entrust to this prayer the growth and development of children. Does the Rosary not follow the life of Christ, from his conception to his death, and then his Resurrection and his glory? To pray the Rosary for children, and even more with children, training them from their earliest years to experience this daily pause for prayer is admittedly not the solution to every problem, but is a spiritual aid which should not be underestimated! "
Praying the Rosary together at camp or at special events has brought us a great deal of peace, love and harmony while growing closer to our Lord Jesus Christ with the help of his and our Blessed Mother, Mary.
After crowning Mary and putting a rosary in her hands (since she is so closely linked with the rosary), we venerated her with flowers. Seen below is an explorer reading one of the mysteries of the rosary. This was a very eventful day that we were glad to share with the community and our parish.
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