In recognition of the feast of All Souls, the students at St. Paul Catholic School in Leesburg, prayed a living rosary on Wednesday, November 2nd. Children as young as kindergarten through the eighth grade each participated as a living bead and helped lead the rosary.
The living rosary is one way to pray the rosary; it takes over sixty participants. Each prays one of the specific prayers of the rosary—the Lord’s Prayer, Hail Mary or Glory Be. Two students gather the individual bands and put them together to form a huge rosary.
Through the living rosary, the faithful can learn how to pray the rosary and profess their love to the Blessed Virgin Mary in a unique and easy way.
Though the students of St. Paul Catholic School have prayed the living rosary for many years, this year they are specifically offering it in support of the Sisters of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary, to help them meet their goal of praying 13 million rosaries by May 2017 in honor of the Centenary of the Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.
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Article and photo by Christian G., an 8th grade student at St. Paul Catholic School, Leesburg