Our school held its annual Living Rosary this morning. This year we said the mission rosary. I learned that it was begun by Bishop Fulton Sheen in the 1950’s. Each color stands for a different part of the world:
The green decade is for Africa.
The red decade is for the America’s, Mexico and Canada.
The white decade is for Europe.
The blue decade is for the Islands in the South Pacific.
The yellow decade is for Asia.
The weather was wonderful, and the religion department really came together to make it happen. We also had fun while we worked! One of our wonderful maintenance men even came over to help blow up balloons. I work with the best people!
After praying our little hearts out, we offered up our prayers and released the balloon rosary into the sky. I always love the moment of liftoff, when there is an audible gasp of awe. The children (and adults) stand there watching and pointing until the rosary is out of site. Our school has been doing this for years – long before I started working there. What a neat tradition to be a part of!