Fifth Joyful Mystery

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple Fruit of the Mystery:  Joy Heaven is Worth It by Hannah Marks I was sitting in the waiting room of my OB-GYN’s office, waiting to be called back for my yearly checkup.  That office brings back so many emotions every time I enter it, but at this particularContinue reading “Fifth Joyful Mystery”

Fourth Joyful Mystery

The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple Fruit of the Mystery: Faithfulness to God The Answer to Everything by Thérèse Hamtil Talarico As a mother, it is so vital so be an example to your children. How does one do this when she is frazzled; she is worn to the bone; she is completely andContinue reading “Fourth Joyful Mystery”

Third Joyful Mystery

The Nativity of Jesus Fruit of the Mystery: Poverty of Spirit A Light to Guide Us by Jeannine Barthel I was in the bathroom at a grocery store in Munising, Michigan, staring at two pink lines in unbelief.  It’s not like I didn’t know HOW it happened, but how did it happen?!  We were carefulContinue reading “Third Joyful Mystery”

Second Joyful Mystery

The Visitation Fruit of the Mystery: Love of Neighbor  Life isn’t Always Good, but God Always Is by Jeannie Ewing I didn’t want to let anyone cross the threshold of our home in the weeks following Sarah’s birth. The convoluted mixture of emotions was too intense for me to sort through, let alone express, toContinue reading “Second Joyful Mystery”

First Joyful Mystery

The Annunciation Fruit of the Mystery: Humility The True Joy of Motherhood by Alexandria DeRose CRNP, MSN I absolutely love this mystery of the rosary, it is perhaps, my favorite. Mary’s fiat in the annunciation has grown to mean so much more to me through my own motherhood. As a mom of four small children,Continue reading “First Joyful Mystery”

Fourth Glorious Mystery

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Fruit of the Mystery: Devotion to Mary Devotion to Mary is Devotion to Christ by Christie L. “Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation.” Lumen Gentium para. 62  As aContinue reading “Fourth Glorious Mystery”

Third Glorious Mystery

The Descent of the Holy Spirit Fruit of the Mystery: Wisdom See Everything with the Eyes of God by Monica Ortega I sat upright, awkwardly stiff, doe-eyed, hopeful, terrified, and shame-ridden as I waited to hear the results. I had just taken a written assessment as a part of my intake interview.  Lovingly, Dr. Lock began,Continue reading “Third Glorious Mystery”

Second Glorious Mystery

The Ascension of Jesus Fruit of the Mystery: Hope & Desire for Heaven In Heaven One Finds Peace and Eternal Happiness by Michelle Nott I took a deep breath in and sighed. I’d been dreading this moment for a while now. My husband received orders to complete military training in a different state for sevenContinue reading “Second Glorious Mystery”

First Glorious Mystery

The Resurrection of Jesus Fruit of the Mystery: Faith What Kind of Catholic Am I, Anyway? by Sarah Bradley My six year-old son is a champion evangelizer—he wears his Catholic faith boldly and proudly on his sleeve. (Case in point: the conversation about angels he roped his pediatrician into when the doctor innocently asked himContinue reading “First Glorious Mystery”

The Fifth Luminous Mystery

The Institution of the Eucharist Fruit of the Mystery: Eucharistic Adoration He is Never Outdone in Generosity by Amanda Mary Growing up, I had many cousins, and I was always particularly close to my baby cousins. I have always loved babies. Everything about them — their smell, their innocent gaze, their trust, and their unconditionalContinue reading “The Fifth Luminous Mystery”