17,000 MALTESE/GOZITAN CHILDREN JOIN ONE MILLION CHILDREN TO PRAY FOR UNITY AND PEACE
17,000 Maltese and Gozitan Children have joined over one million children around the world to pray the Rosary for unity and peace in the world. This is an unprecedented outing since the inception of this initiative in Malta, 4 years ago as against 14,000 who participated last year. Each year the campaign gains more strength not just in Malta but all over the world.
With the collaboration of the Secretariat for Catholic Education, Fr. Reuben Gauci Coordinator, Spiritual Development in Schools, approximately children from over 54 Schools including secondary, primary, and kindergartens in Malta and Gozo lifted up their voices and hearts to God in a united prayer for peace on Thursday 18 October 2018 at 9:00 am.
In many other places such as orphanages and pre-schools, the children weren’t the only ones who participated, but the parents, grandparents, teachers, youth leaders and catechists as well.
This year many parents, grandparents and other child care workers who indicated interest in organizing this event in their various locations received materials to hold the prayer at the same or a suitable time.
This very simple but powerful initiative began at a wayside shrine of Our Lady of Schoenstatt, in Caracas, Venezuela in 2005.
Aid to the Church in Need (Malta) would like to thank God, our Lady, the children and all those who helped for the success of this campaign.