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”

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”

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”

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”

Second Joyful Mystery

The Visitation Fruit of the Mystery: Love of Neighbor  Life isn’t Always Good, but God Always Is by Jeannie Ewing I didn’t want to let anyone cross the threshold of our home in the weeks following Sarah’s birth. The convoluted mixture of emotions was too intense for me to sort through, let alone express, toContinue reading “Second Joyful 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”