One million children pray the rosary today
Children in South Sudan, Burma, and Lebanon have joined a worldwide initiative to get one million kids to pray the rosary this year on the 18th of October.
“One million children praying the rosary” is a prayer campaign by the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) held annually on the feast of St. Luke.
This year, the organization has provided meditations on the mysteries of the rosary for children in 24 languages, along with printable colouring pages and a prayer to St. Joseph.
More than 100,000 children from 44 countries, including the United States, Spain, Kenya, India, Colombia, and the Philippines, have already registered to take part in the rosary campaign, according to an online map published by the pontifical charity.
Aid to the Church in Need is a pontifical foundation, established in 1947, dedicated to helping persecuted Christians around the world.
Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, the president of ACN, said that the 2021 rosary campaign seeks to encourage children to pray “hand in hand with Our Lady and under the protection of Saint Joseph.”
He said that St. Joseph is “a great example for us of how God can turn all things to good through our prayer, our fidelity and our obedience to His Word.”