Skip to main content
The Catholic Faith. On Demand.
To Jesus Through Mary by Peggy Olds
This family Rosary manual will help you and your children to share the beauty of the Rosary and grow in love and appreciation of Jesus and Mary.
Saying a decade or an entire Rosary daily gives a strong message to a child that God’s role in the family is paramount and that the child is an important part of the family unit and God’s family. Holding the rosary in your hand and fingers your child’s eye will lead your child to follow your finger control. At six months they will want to hold a small rosary. By the time your child is 5 years old they will know the Rosary, twelve prayers and the basic Catholic faith formation which will give them an essential foundation and make them a real asset to your parishes religious education program.
Praying the Rosary as a family is a wonderful way of teaching the faith, joining the prayer of the Church, and entering into the mysteries of love which flow from Jesus’ and Mary’s lives into our own. As Jesus hung on the cross, He gave His Mother, Mary, not only to St. John, but to all of us. Mary wants us to know, love and serve her Son, Jesus. To help us do this, she has given us the Rosary. The Rosary gives us an opportunity to relive the Passion of Christ either alone or with others. It thus becomes a perfect family devotion. Mary, through numerous apparitions, has consistently encouraged, even pleaded with us to incorporate the Rosary into our daily life. Mary is our gift from God, the Rosary is our gift from Mary.