The rosary is a powerful prayer and teaching tool that helps people mediate on the Bible and the life of Jesus and the Church. There is a great Biblical rosary book for young children called Discover the Rosary Mysteries by Brenda & George Nippert.
Online there are recordings of scriptural rosaries. One of my favorites is by Kate & Mike Catholic Crusade which can be found on YouTube (or Amazon music):
- Glorious Mysteries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sILeIsPt4MQ
- Joyful Mysteries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NLmmwhb9Xg
- Sorrowful Mysteries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2PsbQ5K5go
- Luminous Mysteries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENYUu64ex-E
Here are more online resources on the Rosary:
From Catholic Answers.com: What is the rosary?
The word rosary comes from Latin and means a garland of roses, the rose being one of the flowers used to symbolize the Virgin Mary. If you were to ask what object is most emblematic of Catholics, people would probably say, “The rosary, of course.”
After Vatican II the rosary fell into relative disuse. The same is true for Marian devotions as a whole. But in recent years the rosary has made a comeback, and not just among Catholics. Many Protestants now say the rosary, recognizing it as a truly biblical form of prayer—after all, the prayers that compose it come mainly from the Bible.
The rosary is a devotion in honor of the Virgin Mary. It consists of a set number of specific prayers. First are the introductory prayers: one Apostles’ Creed (Credo), one Our Father (the Pater Noster or the Lord’s Prayer), three Hail Mary’s (Ave’s), one Glory Be (Gloria Patri).
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2 Minute Video on what the rosary is and how to do it by Busted Halo.com: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuT7HI7ZvfA
Catholic Icing.com – Rosary resources and fun ideas for teaching children to pray the rosary.
Catholic Moms.com – Rosary resources and fun ideas for teaching children to pray the rosary.
Catholic Sprouts Podcasts on the rosary (YouTube Links):
9-23-19: Rosary Warriors! – Monday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_pIpqoPJA4
9-24-19: Rosary Warriors! – Tuesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qDBwco-DuI
9-25-19: Rosary Warriors! – Wednesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9HrXHshz-4
9-26-19: Rosary Warriors! – Thursday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKdnxzphkGQ
9-27-19: Rosary Warriors! – Friday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sgfjny5VPhc
Brother Francis episode about the rosary: https://brotherfrancis.com/episode-3-the-rosary/
Article from Catholic News Agency: How to Pray a Family Rosary:
Personalize it: Each family member should have their own Rosary. Children may play with it. Girls may wear it as a necklace. Boys will try to use it as a lasso. That’s fine. It helps them become familiar with a Rosary. Eventually they will learn and grow in reverence for their Rosary.
Create a habit: Set a time that is comfortable for your family and that works without adding stress. When it doesn’t happen, don’t give up entirely, just pick it up again the next day.
Create a space: Set the tone for prayer so young children understand this is different than other family activities. If possible, light a candle and play some soft, background, instrumental music.
Start small: Be patient. Don’t try to complete an entire Rosary the first time you gather together in prayer, particularly if you have young children. Start with a decade and build over time.
Keep it simple: The Rosary is a great way for young children to learn the Hail Mary, Our Father and Apostle’s Creed and to learn about the lives of Jesus and his Mother Mary.
Involve all family members: If children have a role, they will participate more fully and be more attentive. Let them lead a reflection or the prayers depending on their age.
Opportunity to teach: Use the Rosary as a starting point to teach children about other aspects of their faith. Children are curious and will ask questions. Pause in prayer as necessary to answer their questions. As they get older, you can hold their questions until prayer is complete.
Just start: There’s no time like the present and no place like home.
Formed.org (Free for St. Jane Parishioner) – has great videos and audio talks. Here is the link about how to sign up for Formed - https://www.stjanesofeastonpa.com/catholic-media/formed-faith-formation-media/
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