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”

Fourth Glorious Mystery

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Fruit of the Mystery: Devotion to Mary Devotion to Mary is Devotion to Christ by Christie Luibrand “Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation.” Lumen Gentium para. 62  As aContinue reading “Fourth Glorious Mystery”

First Glorious Mystery

The Resurrection of Jesus Fruit of the Mystery: Faith What Kind of Catholic Am I, Anyway? by Sarah Bradley My six year-old son is a champion evangelizer—he wears his Catholic faith boldly and proudly on his sleeve. (Case in point: the conversation about angels he roped his pediatrician into when the doctor innocently asked himContinue reading “First Glorious Mystery”

The Fourth Joyful Mystery

The Presentation of the Lord Fruit of the Mystery: Faithfulness to God When Mass is a Struggle Although my heart longs to celebrate Holy Mass once again and receive Jesus in the Eucharist, I will admit, there is a part of me that is relieved not to have to take the kids to church everyContinue reading “The Fourth Joyful Mystery”

The Third Joyful Mystery

The Resurrection of Jesus Fruit of the Mystery: Poverty of Spirit God in the Muck My belly tightens as the next wave of pain washes over me. I reach for my husband, for a steady grip of love to keep me grounded. He’s not where I expect, and in his absence, I’m gripped by theContinue reading “The Third Joyful Mystery”