London, Ontario, Canada
| The Rosary Apostolate
in schools was founded by Sister Marilina Cinelli in Toronto, Ontario,
Canada and has spread throughout Ontario. In London and Middlesex
Country the program has now progressed to become localized under the name
The Living Rosary in the Schools. Locally we work with the London
and District Catholic School Board Religion Department with the approval
of the Bishop's Office to teach the Rosary in the schools. The
program consists of volunteers
who go into Catholic schools to teach and pray the rosary with students in
their classroom with their teacher present once per month from October to
May. Each student is provided with a Rosary and is encouraged to
participate actively during the praying of the Rosary. Posters are
used to help contemplate the Mysteries. Every month a different
theme is presented to students to help the Rosary become a meaningful part
of their lives.
After praying the Rosary together we consecrate ourselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Students are encouraged to speak to their loved ones about the Rosary.
Sessions vary in length from 15 Minutes in Junior and Senior Kindergarten, 20 minutes in grades 1-3 for one decade to 40 minutes in grades 4-8 for the full 5 decades.
Typically there are 5 steps to a visit.
1. Opening prayer
2. A brief theme ( 5 minutes)
3. Praying of the Rosary ( 1 decade in Grade 1-3, 5 in grades 4-8 with Meditations)
4. Closing Prayer
5. Singing of a short Hymn
We are always looking for more volunteers and encourage schools to bring the Rosary to their students. If you would like to volunteer and/or bring the Rosary into your school please contact Rosemarie and Terry Lyng in London, Ontario, Canada.
Information links and links to films on you tube
Scriptural Rosary in PDF form
Scriptural Rosary in Power Point form with Pictures
The Regular Rosary Power Points
Singing the Mysteries
About St. Brother Andre of Montreal
Fatima Ave Maria Sung In English
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