[Today we’ve added audio support for those living with visual disabilities, ABI, or chronic migraines / chronic pain that limits reading ability, and/or those who are hospitalized and need someone to read this short article to them. We ask for the intercession of Pope St. John Paul II today for those healing and struggling. We invite you to link to Fr. Alar’s talk at the end of this podcast; check the footnotes for a SPECIAL ARTIFACT from the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima which we found during our Marian Pilgrimage from Porto to Fátima on Oct. 14/15, 2022.]
“É um caminho que se realizou — nem podia ser de outro modo — no âmbito da autoconsciência pessoal: quanto mais o homem conhece a realidade e o mundo, tanto mais se conhece a si mesmo na sua unicidade, ao mesmo tempo que nele se torna cada vez mais premente a questão do sentido das coisas e da sua própria existência. O que chega a ser objecto do nosso conhecimento, torna-se por isso mesmo parte da nossa vida.” (CARTA ENCÍCLICA, FIDES ET RATIO, SÃO JOÃO PAULO II, PAPA: https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/pt.html)1
BOOKMARK THE ST. JPII ARCHIVE: https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en.html
Sure of her competence as the bearer of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, the Church reaffirms the need to reflect upon truth. This is why I have decided to address you, my venerable Brother Bishops, with whom I share the mission of “proclaiming the truth openly” (2 Cor 4:2), as also theologians and philosophers whose duty it is to explore the different aspects of truth, and all those who are searching; and I do so in order to offer some reflections on the path which leads to true wisdom, so that those who love truth may take the sure path leading to it and so find rest from their labours and joy for their spirit. (ENCYCLICAL, FIDES ET RATIO, POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II)2
THE ROSARY HOUR PODCAST NEWSLETTER [1st Edition sent by e-mail]
[22 outubro / 22 Oct. 2022]3
The Rosary Hour Podcast is very pleased to introduce to our listeners our dear friend in Christ, a mentor, and a beautiful soul: Dr. Blythe Kaufman (USA).
Dr. Kaufman is the Founder of Children's Rosary ® International Prayer Apostolate Movement.
One may visit the Children's Rosary ® website via https://childrensrosary.org to learn more about this grassroots Rosary International Prayer Movement, which teaches the power of prayer by emulating Our Lady of Fatima's model that invites children to learn how to lead the Rosary prayers, especially before the Blessed Sacrament.
In this set of segments beginning at "020", Dr. Blythe Kaufman visits the Digital Café to talk to The Rosary Hour Podcast team about the Rosary as our special Episode 2 guest on The Rosary: A Mini Series.
ABOUT THE ROSARY: A MINI SERIES
This set of seven episodes features (also) the voices of
Father Anthony Gramlich, MIC (USA)
Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle (USA)
Dr. Josephine Lombardi (CANADA)
Reverend Father Edward Looney (USA)
Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson (USA) and
His Eminence, Cardinal Thomas Christopher Collins, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto in Canada.
ABOUT THIS VIDEO: DR. BLYTHE KAUFMAN, EPISODE 2
"Suffering is a call from our Lord to come to him", states Dr. Blythe Kaufman at the beginning of this video  in which she sits down with Christine, co-host with Godric, for Episode 2 to discover — to help us rediscover — the prayer of the Rosary.
This ongoing conversation with Dr. Kaufman began with the prayerful assistance of Fr. Anthony Gramlich, MIC.
On March 15, 2022, Father Gramlich spoke with the leaders of The Rosary Hour Podcast from his desk at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts (USA).
His prayerful wisdom is featured in Episode 1 segments 001-006 and this podcast programme is introduced by Fr. Anthony’s Provincial Superior of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Father Chris Alar, MIC, who is also the Director of the Association of Marian Helpers in Stockbridge, MA (USA).
Fr. Anthony will continue to share his powerful teachings on prayer, Divine Mercy and the Secret of the Rosary later on in our Mini Series for segments 007, etc.
We invite you to scroll back and listen to previous episodes (001, 002, 003, 004, 005, and 006) if you haven't yet had the opportunity to do so.
HASHTAG IDEAS: #Rosary #Rosario #DivineMercy #NationalShrine #Jesus #Fatima #ourladyoffatima
MEET DR. BLYTHE KAUFMAN
Thus, we'll take a moment to pause from this rich conversation with Fr. Anthony (at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy), and break to introduce one of Fr. Anthony's very good friends who celebrated the 11th anniversary of Children's Rosary ® prayer apostolate as of this year (April 2022).
We are so grateful for Fr. Anthony's wise Spiritual Direction which guided our team to have this conversation to begin with — and, with an expert teacher who has authored books for children and educators about teaching the Rosary and how to consecrate one's life to Jesus through the Blessed Mother.
Dr. Kaufman has worked at the diocesan level in Scotland, Africa, Germany, Vienna, and other parts of the world; and her books teaching the Rosary have been translated into many different languages.
Her apostolate was recently invited by the Vatican's Holy See to showcase her passion for teaching the Rosary: the World Meeting of Families in Rome featured Children's Rosary ® this past July 2022 in their showcase of apostolates leading the world in family prayer.4
A SINCERE THANK YOU TO DR. KAUFMAN!
Our subsequent and growing friendship with Dr. Kaufman has transformed The Rosary Hour Podcast team's understanding of the Rosary and [inspired] our intergenerational approach to this podcast — as well as our development of the Digital Toolkit for Rosary Leaders.
We'd like to thank Dr. Kaufman for her ongoing prayers, her support, her guidance, her collaboration, and most of all, her influence on our youngest podcasters, who she personally invited to join with her in prayer on Radio Maria USA every second Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. EST on https://www.RadioMaria.US.5
(WE INVITE YOU TO LISTEN TO THE LIVE RADIO BROADCAST w/ AMELIA & ZOSIA THIS COMING NOV. 12)
THE ROSARY HOUR PODCAST ON MARIAN PILGRIMAGE: FÁTIMA, PT
Featured in this premiere segment for Episode 2 is recent footage taken from The Rosary Hour Podcast's Marian Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima and the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary (Nossa Senhora do Rosário) in Portugal.
Two of our team members made this special journey on the 105th anniversary of the front page news report about the Miracle of the Sun (Segunda-feira, 15 de outubro de 1917) in "O Seculo" on Oct. 15, 2022.6
EPISODE 2 CREDITS:
Directed by: Godric Kim & Amelia Grace; Music by: D. Braid; Cinematography by: Travessa da Senra House Press (PORTO, PORTUGAL); Guest Executive Producers: Fr. Charles Nahm & Dr. Blythe Kaufman; Executive Producers: Karen Rocha & Izzy Nunziato; Guest Substack: Dr. Blythe Kaufman, childrensrosary.org; Guest Audio Narrator: Fr. Chris Alar, MIC (National Shrine of the Divine Mercy); Thanks to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima:
VISIT THE SANCTUARY in FATIMA, PORTUGAL ONLINE:
Thank you for listening to the Rosary Hour Podcast. [END]
EWTN’S LIVING DIVINE MERCY features ST. POPE JOHN PAUL II
Join Fr. Chris Alar, the Provincial Superior of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, to learn more about the miraculous and holy life of St. John Paul II, “The Mercy Pope” in this 58th Episode of Living Divine Mercy, just published on Oct. 20, 2022 by EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network, USA).
MORE ETERNAL WISDOM FROM POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II:
“[The] Third Millennium brings the urgent challenge of the new evangelization. True, it is not easy to proclaim the Gospel in a world which claims not to need God. Yet we are bound by the compelling words of St Paul: ‘Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel’ (1 Cor. 9:16).” – St. John Paul II’s message to participants in the 7th International Meeting of the Catholic Fraternity of Covenant Communities & Fellowships (November, 1996).
“Remember that you are never alone, Christ is with you on your journey every day of your lives! He has called you and chosen you to live in the freedom of the children of God. Turn to him in prayer and in love. Ask him to grant you the courage and strength to live in this freedom always. Walk with him who is ‘the Way, the Truth and the Life’!” – From the 12th World Youth Day in Paris, France (August, 1997).
BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE OF ST. JOHN PAUL II: https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/biografia/documents/hf_jp-ii_spe_20190722_biografia.html;
Thanks to the support of Dr. Blythe Kaufman in helping us with producing this episode & fact checking our Substack post.
CHILDREN’S ROSARY INTERVIEWED ON EWTN AT THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES in ROME:
UNITE IN PRAYER OF THE ROSARY: We invite you to join with Children's Rosary prayer apostolate members live on Radio Maria USA, and to unite with them in prayer of the Holy Rosary at 4 p.m. EST every second Saturday of the month. Please save-the-date for their next prayer meeting is Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022 and share this information with those children / families / individuals in your life who are sick, hospitalized, or homebound.