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”

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”

The First Sorrowful Mystery

The Agony in the Garden Fruit of the Mystery: Accepting God’s Will “You Are Such a Strong Woman“ I still remember our long flight to Austria and walking off the airplane in Vienna. We had spent the summer of a lifetime with friends who had slowly become family over the course of the five yearsContinue reading “The First Sorrowful Mystery”

The Fourth Joyful Mystery

The Presentation of the Lord Fruit of the Mystery: Faithfulness to God When Mass is a Struggle Although my heart longs to celebrate Holy Mass once again and receive Jesus in the Eucharist, I will admit, there is a part of me that is relieved not to have to take the kids to church everyContinue reading “The Fourth Joyful Mystery”

The First Joyful Mystery

The Annunciation Fruit of the Mystery: Humility Joseph & Mary Were a Team We were juniors in college, newly engaged, and discerning conversion to Catholicism from our evangelical Protestant backgrounds. It didn’t take long for us to stumble upon one of the most important questions every convert has to wrestle with: to accept or notContinue reading “The First Joyful Mystery”