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”

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”

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”

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”

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 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 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 Third Sorrowful Mystery

Jesus is Crowned With Thorns Fruit of the Mystery: Moral Courage He Will Not Steer Us Wrong My family has always been proud to be a hardworking family. We earned everything we have and never expected anyone to give us anything for free. While I grew up, I did not dare express what I desiredContinue reading “The Third Sorrowful Mystery”