Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is preparing to lead its annual event that aims to get kids from all over the world praying. Called “One Million Children Praying the Rosary,” the event is scheduled to take place in October this year.
The prayer event is an annual tradition that started in 2005 after a small group of children in Venezuela gathered to pray the Holy Rosary.
According to reports, women looking after the children “felt the presence of the Virgin Mary” in the midst of their prayer, reminding them of St. Padre Pio’s words: “When one million children pray the Rosary, then the world will change.”
This paved the way for the annual worldwide campaign to promote faith in the power of children’s prayers. (Read: This Pinay Started ‘Allora Manila’ to Encourage Praying the Rosary)
Registration Now Open
Over the years, “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” has seen hundreds of thousands of children participate. (Read: Here’s What the Pope Wants You to Know About Praying the Rosary)
Last year, its campaign organizers saw more than 509,000 children registered for the event before their internet server collapsed under the weight. This year, however, they have fixed their site to accept all who wish to register.
Registered participants will receive educational materials about the correct way of praying the Rosary, Catholic-themed coloring pages, and Rosary prayers available in 27 languages. All materials are free for download.
One Million Children Praying the Rosary
“One Million Children Praying the Rosary” will take place on October 18, 2021, the feast day of St. Luke the Evangelist. (Read: Mama Mary Helped Save My Niece, Now I Pray the Rosary Daily)
The date is relevant not only because October is the month of the Rosary, but also because St. Luke was the saint who gave the most vivid accounts of Jesus’s childhood.
Click here to register your kids.