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Offline Joanwalsingham

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Rosary for children
« on: August 13, 2018, 08:50:29 AM »
At what age to most children start doing the full five decade rosary?

I mean, if our lady expected Jacinta 8 to do the full 15 decade rosary.

I'm just wondering what age is appropriate to start doing the full rosary?

I know it can depend on the child/ but i'm just wondering what age you got your children to do it?
 

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Re: Rosary for children
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 09:56:08 AM »
My 8 year old son has trouble falling asleep and could easily do 15 decades.  When he can't sleep and comes into our bedroom he says "I can't sleep--and I know what you're going to say, you're going to say 'have you prayed the rosary?' and yes, I just prayed a whole rosary"

I think reading "the secret of the rosary" made him worried about falling asleep during the rosary because De Montfort emphasizes saying your rosary devoutly and with full attention... I told him that like all good mothers Our Lady wants him in bed asleep well before 10pm and it's ok to fall asleep in Our Lady's arms which I often do when attempting the 5 decades.  I lose track of where I am because I can't manipulate the beads with my hands anymore.  But my son does 5 decades with his nanny whenever she's here and 5 decades with my wife when she's here and if neither of them are here he will do it by himself

but that's just my son.  and Fatima is private revelation.  My other son (who turns 2 this month)might struggle to get through a full rosary and I think Our Lady sees our efforts.  My 8 year old gradually learned how to do this and at 4 I think was running circles around us when we were praying the rosary together.  He has his own altar in his room and we have an altar near my bedside I think it's nice when each child can have their own. 
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Re: Rosary for children
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2018, 06:07:52 AM »
Wow, your children are doing a lot of prayers, they are saving souls age 8 and 2

You are obviously doing something very right as a parent.

May more of us follow your example  :pray2:
 
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