My son goes to a Catholic school; he’s in first grade. The school is largely supported by the voucher program, and they have far more non-Catholics than Catholics enrolled.
Yesterday, as my son was putting on his coat at school, he had forgotten to take his rosary out of the pocket after Sunday Mass and it fell out of his pocket. The teacher saw it and told him to remind her tomorrow (today) and she’ll let him show it to the class.
Well, he came home and told me, so I proceeded to try to print up some handouts he could give the kids. I found a “color and pray” rosary page, and I made up my own “Prayers of the Rosary” page.
While at school today he reminded the teacher. They passed out the pages, he showed the rosary, talked about it a little bit —told them its all about meditating on Jesus and less about the repetition of the prayers. Then, probably for the first time in many of their lives, they prayed the rosary. Actually, because of time restraints, they only got through the first two mysteries. But the teacher said they’d finish it tomorrow.
She gave my son an award after. It said: “Huge Success! Prayers of the Rosary.”
I’m so proud of him. Deo gratias.