Catholic dad Jerry Windley-Daoust says that a lot of Catholic parents would love to say the rosary with their kids if the experience wasn’t quite so fraught. At our house, we barely make it out of the preliminaries before the littles are swinging their beads around like lassos which inevitably become airborne missiles and if you have ever been whacked in the face by a rosary mid-Hail Mary, you know it kind of ruins the mood. Our older kids are better, but I personally remember doing some groaning and eye-rolling as a teen when it came time for the rosary. Fortunately, we’ve come up with a couple insights that help us to pray the rosary as a family in a more sane and meaningful way. Find 12 ways to help kids with the Rosary online.
The Holy Rosary • Monthly devotion for October
In popular practice, October traditionally has been devoted to the rosary. Here are some ways to practice that devotion with your family this month.
The Rosary: Mysteries
To pray the Rosary: 1. Make the Sign of the Cross and pray the Apostles’ Creed. 2. Pray an Our Father. 3. Prayer three Hail Marys and one Glory Be. […]
Have fun with the Rosary (no, really)
Catholic mom Sarah Reinhard writes, I have a love-hate relationship with the Rosary. It’s not so different from how I feel about exercise. They both yield good — great! — results, but they also need an investment of time and effort. If I am struggling with it, how am I supposed to get my kids to do it willingly? Teaching Catholic Kids has resources to help you (and me!) introduce the children in your life to the rosary…and maybe plant the seeds of a lifelong devotion!
Being the family that prays together
You’ve heard that saying about families that pray together, haven’t you? Fr. Patrick Peyton famously said that “The family that prays together, stays together.” A lot of times, I’m guilty […]