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”

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”

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”

Fourth Joyful Mystery

The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple Fruit of the Mystery: Faithfulness to God The Answer to Everything by Thérèse Hamtil Talarico As a mother, it is so vital so be an example to your children. How does one do this when she is frazzled; she is worn to the bone; she is completely andContinue reading “Fourth Joyful Mystery”

Third Joyful Mystery

The Nativity of Jesus Fruit of the Mystery: Poverty of Spirit A Light to Guide Us by Jeannine Barthel I was in the bathroom at a grocery store in Munising, Michigan, staring at two pink lines in unbelief.  It’s not like I didn’t know HOW it happened, but how did it happen?!  We were carefulContinue reading “Third 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”