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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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 this happen?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”

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 to 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”