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”

Third Sorrowful Mystery

The Crowning with Thorns Fruit of the Mystery: Moral Courage We Look to the Holy Family by Cassandra Castillo Moral courage brought me to our good and loving God! I was not yet Catholic when I experienced my escape but through Divine Intervention I was given the virtue of moral courage. There was no wayContinue reading “Third 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”

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”

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”

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”

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”