Are you looking for a way to make this Advent special? Try gathering with your family each day to pray a decade of the Rosary. The Rosary is a classic Catholic prayer. The Rosary is a form of imaginative prayer that mediates on the life of Jesus through the eyes of His Mother Mary. Children can learn the Rosary once they have learned all their basic prayers.

At several apparitions including Lourdes and Fatima, Mary has begged people to pray the rosary. The Rosary is credited with the defeat of the Ottoman Navy at the Battle of Lepanto and with many conversions. When I was growing up, my family used to pray the Rosary every day. We also had a routine of prayers together before bedtime every night. I would love to see every family making time each day to together. Why not start with a decade of the Rosary this Advent?

Click to download a handy bookmark guide to one decade of the Rosary