First Luminous Mystery

The Baptism of Jesus Fruit of the Mystery: Openness to the Holy Spirit Beloved of the Father by Michelle D’Silva One word to describe myself: planner. I thrive on lists. If you saw the number of books and planners that adorned our tiny closet prior to our first baby arriving into our world, you wouldContinue reading “First Luminous Mystery”

Fifth Sorrowful Mystery

The Crucifixion Fruit of the Mystery: Forgiveness & Perseverance Love Embodied, Suffering Embraced by Kirby Hoberg How is this real?  I have wondered at every positive pregnancy test, each birth, each time I rock a child to sleep. Also at the “I’m so sorry”s given in sterile ER rooms, the quiet scans, the terror ofContinue reading “Fifth Sorrowful Mystery”

Fourth Sorrowful Mystery

Jesus Carries His Cross Fruit of the Mystery: Patience A Lesson in Patience  by Olivia McCarthy In October of 2014, I was desperate. I had an eighteen-month-old daughter and I could not wait to be pregnant again, to hold a newborn again, and to experience the joys of family life as a family of four. Continue reading “Fourth Sorrowful Mystery”

Third Sorrowful Mystery

Jesus is Crowned with Thorns Fruit of the Mystery: Moral Courage “Let it be done” by Theresa Louise Thomas A few short months ago, I was in the middle of a month’s worth of fertility testing. Running back and forth from hospitals and doctors’ offices. Counting days and meticulously tracking my cycle. Blood test afterContinue reading “Third Sorrowful 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”

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 Third Luminous Mystery

Proclamation of the Kingdom Fruit of the Mystery: Trust in God Fidelity Often, my prayer resembles the words spoken by the boy’s father in Mark’s Gospel, who has come to beg the Lord to heal his son: “But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us” (Mark 9:22), and then, “IContinue reading “The Third Luminous Mystery”

The Second Luminous Mystery

The Wedding at Cana Fruit of the Mystery: To Jesus Through Mary Do Whatever He Tells You “Do whatever He tells you.” Those words, spoken by Our Lady at the wedding feast of Cana, sum up the rosary in a nutshell. They call to mind Mary’s role as the mediator between Christ and His flock.Continue reading “The Second Luminous Mystery”

The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery

The Crucifixion Fruit of the Mystery: Perseverance Seen. Heard. Counted. Cared For. I will never forget one hot summer day in 2018. I was driving home after a job interview, tired, stressed, and overwhelmed. I had a newborn at home who was barely a few weeks old and a one-year-old who could barely walk. IContinue reading “The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery”

The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery

The Carrying of the Cross Fruit of the Mystery: Patience Releasing Your Child to Jesus A Crippling Fear The more I witness the state of the world today, the more anxious I become at the thought of releasing my children into it. The violence, the betrayal, the heartache — the sin. It puts a deepContinue reading “The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery”