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”

First Glorious Mystery

The Resurrection of Jesus Fruit of the Mystery: Faith Mary Had One Child by Cait Winters “But I want one!,” my son wailed through a mouthful of the brownies we made after dinner.  “You already have one!” I said, trying my best to calm him before the Heimlich Maneuver became a necessity.  My littlest kidsContinue reading “First 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”

Third Sorrowful Mystery

The Crowning with Thorns Fruit of the Mystery: Moral Courage We Look to the Holy Family by Cassandra Castillo Moral courage brought me to our good and loving God! I was not yet Catholic when I experienced my escape but through Divine Intervention I was given the virtue of moral courage. There was no wayContinue reading “Third 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”

Fifth Joyful Mystery

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple The Joy of Christ Even the Holiest Parents by Danielle Elliott I could feel my mind start to drift as I sat in an empty pew with my little family listening to the priest’s homily:  “While the parables throughout the Gospels depict our Lord in various roles, today’sContinue reading “Fifth Joyful Mystery”

Fourth Joyful Mystery

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple Fruit of the Mystery: Obedience/Faithfulness to God A Zealous Dependence by Kate Kopecky Praying the Rosary with my family was something we clung to for months and months. On my knees, I prayed for healing from the past and strength in the moment. The Catholic faith, its simplicityContinue reading “Fourth Joyful 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”