Padre Pio’s spirituality is totally in line with the spirituality of Fatima: the offering of one’s life, the Eucharist and the recitation of the rosary. Therefore it was obvious that, next to the Adult Prayer Groups, he ask his first collaborators for the establishment of children’s Nests of Prayer
«You know the commitments of your association: to consecrate yourselves to God the Father and Mary, by devotion to the recitation of the Rosary: (…) Be faithful to the encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist»(John Paul II to the children of the White Army – 1989).
In many Catholic schools the day begins with the prayer of the rosary. Getting children used to reciting the holy rosary means placing them in the school of Mary, the teacher of the Master; we shouldn’t be afraid to take away time from lessons: those fifteen minutes help to put order in the minds and hearts of children