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.**