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 Glorious Mystery

The Resurrection of Jesus Fruit of the Mystery: Faith Mary Had One Child by Cait Winters “But I want one!,” my son wailed through a mouthful of the brownies we made after dinner.  “You already have one!” I said, trying my best to calm him before the Heimlich Maneuver became a necessity.  My littlest kidsContinue reading “First Glorious Mystery”

Fourth Sorrowful Mystery

Jesus Carries the Cross Fruit of the Mystery: Patience Neither Too Heavy nor Too Light by Natalie Gonzalez Last year for Lent I prayed the sorrowful mysteries for 40 days straight. It was absolute torture to daily walk the path to my salvation through the death of an innocent man which I am very painfullyContinue reading “Fourth Sorrowful Mystery”

Second Sorrowful Mystery

The Scourging at the Pillar Purity of Heart No Love Without Sacrifice by Samantha Isabel Pregnancy demands purity. We worry about what we eat, drink, even what we inhale. For me, it felt effortless to take this initiative because there was a brand new life growing within me and I was sure I would doContinue reading “Second Sorrowful Mystery”

First Sorrowful Mystery

The Agony in the Garden Accepting God’s Will The Mountain That is Movable by Eileen Tully Then the disciples approached Jesus in private and asked, “Why could we not drive [the demon] out?” He said to them, “Because of your lack of faith. Amen I say to you, if you have faith the size ofContinue reading “First Sorrowful Mystery”

Fifth Joyful Mystery

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple The Joy of Christ Even the Holiest Parents by Danielle Elliott I could feel my mind start to drift as I sat in an empty pew with my little family listening to the priest’s homily:  “While the parables throughout the Gospels depict our Lord in various roles, today’sContinue reading “Fifth Joyful Mystery”

Second Joyful Mystery

The Visitation Fruit of the Mystery: Love of Neighbor Love Without Counting the Cost by Alyssa Steller Mom. Mah? MOM? MOOOOOM!!!! As mothers this is the tune to which we all march. Our kiddos are always needing something from us. From cooking to cleaning, to butt wiping… Mothers do it all, but the secret inContinue reading “Second Joyful Mystery”

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”