Fifth Luminous Mystery

The Institution of the Holy Eucharist Fruit of the Mystery: Eucharistic Adoration God With Us by Cait Winters No sermon has ever spoken as loud, no song of praise sounds as sweet, no mere human beheld as stunning as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, still and silent in the Blessed Sacrament. Emmanuel, God withContinue reading “Fifth Luminous Mystery”

Fourth Luminous Mystery

The Transfiguration of the Lord Fruit of the Mystery: Desire for Holiness How Desiring Holiness Led Me to Motherhood by Kelly Guest I was a boy-crazy teen. As much as I liked boys, though, I loved God more. So, my senior year of high school, along with looking at colleges, I also visited convents. AfterContinue reading “Fourth Luminous Mystery”

Third Luminous Mystery

The Proclamation of the Kingdom of Heaven Fruit of the Mystery: Trust in God Jesus, I Trust in You by Rachel Mullett My eyes were closed as I whispered, “Please be negative. Please be negative. Please be negative.” I opened my eyes, looked down at the pregnancy test, and watched a second line gradually appearContinue reading “Third 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”

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”

Second Sorrowful Mystery

The Scourging at the Pillar Fruit of the Mystery: Purity of Heart We Learn to Mother by Mothering by Mandy Mazzawi When I was a young mother I was naive, selfish, self-centered, prideful and struggled daily to put the needs of my child before my own. I had left a good job back in D.C.,Continue reading “Second Sorrowful Mystery”

First Sorrowful Mystery

The Agony in the Garden Fruit of the Mystery: Accepting God’s Will “We shall find our little ones again up above” by Jennifer Kenning “I’m sorry, I cannot find a heartbeat.” My heart began to race. I couldn’t believe it. I had just felt her kicking during early labor at home. When did  pregnant today.Continue reading “First 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”