Second Glorious Mystery

The Ascension of Jesus Fruit of the Mystery: Hope & Desire for Heaven Babes in Arms, Babes in Heaven by Maria Riley There was only one thing I was sure of from a very young age: I wanted to be a mother. I scared off suitors numerous times by the second date by mentioning myContinue reading “Second Glorious Mystery”

Fifth Sorrowful Mystery

The Crucifixion Fruit of the Mystery: Love of the Cross The Bullhorn and the Whisper  by Annabelle Moseley Dedicated in memory of Jane Wigutow “With zeal I have been zealous for the Lord God of Hosts” (1 Kings 19:14) I first met our friend Jane during the height of the pandemic, when my family andContinue reading “Fifth Sorrowful 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”

Second Sorrowful Mystery

The Scourging at the Pillar Purity of Heart No Love Without Sacrifice by Samantha Isabel Pregnancy demands purity. We worry about what we eat, drink, even what we inhale. For me, it felt effortless to take this initiative because there was a brand new life growing within me and I was sure I would doContinue reading “Second 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”

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”

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”

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”