Mysteries of the Rosary Bishop Noonan recently led the Diocesan Marian Pilgrimage to the Mission of Nombre de Dios and Our Lady of La Leche Shrine in St. Augustine. My visit to the small stone chapel of Our Lady of La Leche was the highlight of the pilgrimage for me. Our Lady tenderly holding the baby Jesus, as he nurses at her breast, imparts sacred meaning to this simple act of motherhood. The picturesque chapel, built in 1915, receives thousands of visitors each year. Many are couples who pray to become pregnant, others ask for the blessings of a safe pregnancy and the gift of healthy and holy children. Many faithful return to have their babies baptized in the chapel – honoring Mary for her intercession. In 2012, the Vatican approved the October 11 feast day for Our Lady of La Leche. This week, we feature “Animated Rosary for Kids.” Produced by EWTN, this 80 minute video on two DVDs contains all four mysteries of the Rosary in both English and Spanish. Each mystery is seen through the eyes of little “Angelito”, a lively, child-like angel. As children watch the animated depiction of the mystery, the Our Father, one Hail Mary, the Glory Be and the Fatima prayer are recited aloud, just enough to teach a small child the basic format of the Rosary and hold their attention. By introducing children to this prayer at a young age, we ensure that our Catholic Christian devotional practice to Our Mother will endure. Every October, Catholic Christians of all ages are encouraged to meditate on the mysteries of the Rosary. Order the featured DVD at click here, or look for other resources on the Rosary by typing “rosary” in the search box. Please call Diane Gallagher @ 407-246-4895 for assistance in using audiovisual media in faith formation for all age groups. (Diane Gallagher serves as Media Center Coordinator.) Click here to see an image of the statue of Our Lady of La Leche and learn more about the history of the Shrine in St. Augustine.