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”

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”

Fourth Joyful Mystery

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple Fruit of the Mystery: Obedience/Faithfulness to God A Zealous Dependence by Kate Kopecky Praying the Rosary with my family was something we clung to for months and months. On my knees, I prayed for healing from the past and strength in the moment. The Catholic faith, its simplicityContinue reading “Fourth Joyful Mystery”

Third Joyful Mystery

The Nativity Fruit of the Mystery Detachment/Poverty of Spirit God Alone Can Satisfy by Steph Bartolomeo It was just another Saturday morning as we were getting ready to get our home enthroned to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, until I got a text from my dad that my mom had unexpectedly passed away that morning.Continue reading “Third 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”

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”