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The floating rosary

What better way to celebrate October, the month of the Holy Rosary and Respect Life, than with a beautiful floating Rosary!  Our homeschool group, FISCHE, wanted to honor our Blessed Mother and the many lives lost to abortion by praying a public Rosary.  Although our original thought was to do this at an abortion clinic or church, we ultimately chose a park in order to avoid being a distraction to the many busy roads and highways in the area.

It took about an hour to assemble the Rosary with the help of our fabulous FISCHETeens who tied the 60 balloons together and steered them clear from the pavilion’s threatening wooden beams.  We did lose a few balloons in the process but thankfully we were well prepared for that and had enough balloons left for little ones to play with.

Once the Rosary was assembled, we tied some long pieces of ribbon to tether the Rosary down while we prayed the Sorrowful Mysteries.  The Rosary was then released into the sky and the children squealed with excitement.  It was truly a beautiful sight, to see it taking on a life of its own and floating gently into the sky, not in a quick upward manner, but clear across the park and over the trees where it rested a while before making it’s upward climb into the heavens. The enormous 50 ft. Rosary was a wonderful testimony to life, the Blessed Mother, and our beautiful Catholic faith.


Instructions for making this beautiful floating Rosary can be found here.

**Becky Saucedo is the Coordinator for FISCHE (Families in Support of Catholic Home Education).  She greatly enjoys serving her parish and homeschool community but she especially loves the many blessings of being home with her family.  Becky and her husband Tony reside in central Texas with 8 of their 11 beautiful children.  You can follow her blog at Becky’s World.**




  • Martina - I just love how graceful the rosary is in the video, making its way up. Job well done, FISCHTeens! 🙂November 15, 2011 – 8:42 amReplyCancel

  • BirgitJ - This is a wonderful idea and I’m going to share it with our Gospel of Life Committee. Maybe we can create a youth event for our diocese centered on this activity! Thank you for sharing!November 15, 2011 – 1:08 pmReplyCancel

  • BirgitJ - I just wanted to add that I shared this post on my Facebook wall and received the following response from a youth group leader near me:

    “Love it Birgit, have been looking for something for our youth to do with the Confirmation class think this is the best idea I have gotten yet. Thanks for sharing:)”November 16, 2011 – 12:40 pmReplyCancel

  • Becky - That’s great birgitj! Thank you for sharing. btw–Something we will try to add next year is to have the kids write prayer intentions to put into the balloons so that they can send their prayers up to heaven.November 16, 2011 – 11:24 pmReplyCancel

  • Peggy - This was a wonderful idea and a great way to honor Our Lady!!January 19, 2012 – 8:23 pmReplyCancel

  • BirgitJ - Here it is, months later, and our Gospel of Life Committee is planning to launch a balloon rosary as a part of our 1st Youth Rally for Life! I tried finding contact information for you on your blog but gave up (nice blog btw) and resorted to trying to reach out to you here. I was wondering if I could ask you some questions about your balloon rosary – type of balloons, etc. If you have any answers for me, please send an email to Thank you so much!July 31, 2012 – 10:31 pmReplyCancel

  • Jodie Estimbo - My girl scout troop at St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church was asked to make a balloon rosary for this coming weekend in honor of our Blessed Mother. We are honored to do it and so grateful for your instructions. Thanks a Million. I have been looking for instructions for weeks now and had it not been for your site I would still be wondering how to do it.September 3, 2012 – 12:35 pmReplyCancel

  • Nola - HIthere
    A few years later – we did this Rosary on our Parish Feast day – The Feast of Assumption (in August)
    Look at our Parish Web Site for Photos :!general-gallery/c1puy
    Nola (Assumption Parish)April 29, 2014 – 9:16 amReplyCancel

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