Second Glorious Mystery

The Ascension of Jesus Fruit of the Mystery: Hope & Desire for Heaven Babes in Arms, Babes in Heaven by Maria Riley There was only one thing I was sure of from a very young age: I wanted to be a mother. I scared off suitors numerous times by the second date by mentioning myContinue reading “Second Glorious Mystery”

First Joyful Mystery

The Annunciation Fruit of the Mystery: Humility Things I Never Would Have Chosen by Cait Winters Motherhood has humbled me.  Not only in the body changes, the naked birthing, the being-covered-in-who-knows-what while putting everyone’s needs before my own, but in my expectations.  My motherhood journey started off on a dark and winding path: as aContinue reading “First Joyful Mystery”

Second Luminous Mystery

The Wedding at Cana Fruit of the Mystery: To Jesus Through Mary “They Have No Wine.” by Jennifer Gentile “They have no wine.” Others might have overlooked this small detail, but Mary notices a need…  Others might have criticized or gossiped, but Mary seeks to help and to serve… It is at the wedding atContinue reading “Second Luminous 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 to 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”

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”

Fifth Glorious Mystery

The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Fruit of the Mystery: Eternal Happiness Motherhood is Messy by Eileen Perez It’s rarely the pretty pinned boards or carefully curated captions on an Instagram post. No, the majority of motherhood is spent trying to keep all the balls in the air: the laundry, the dishes, meals, homework,Continue reading “Fifth Glorious 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”