Meditating on the Joyful Mysteries

The Joyful Mysteries were the first ones that I learned. When I learned how to pray the rosary in my CCD classes, we memorized the Joyful Mysteries. That was in second grade, and I actually didn’t even know there were more sets of mysteries of the rosary until I had to memorize them in fifthContinue reading “Meditating on the Joyful Mysteries”

Meditating on the Glorious Mysteries

Usually prayed on Sundays and Wednesdays, the Glorious Mysteries of the rosary allow us to reflect on the end of Jesus’s earthly ministry, Mary’s role in Heaven, and God’s plan and relationship with humanity. These mysteries are not stagnant events, but ongoing, relevant beliefs which encourage us as missionary disciples. As we meditate on theContinue reading “Meditating on the Glorious Mysteries”

Why Pray for the Souls in Purgatory?

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives Colossians 1:9 What is Purgatory?A coal miner is walking home from work when he passesContinue reading “Why Pray for the Souls in Purgatory?”

For All the Saints

Love the Lord, all you his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride. Psalm 31:23 Who do you look up to?Do you have anyone in your life that you look up to? Do you have someone in your life that you admire, who always does such wonderfulContinue reading “For All the Saints”

How is Halloween Catholic?

Yes, Catholics celebrate Halloween, and some research on this holiday will show that it has very Catholic roots. The Holy in HalloweenI grew up Catholic and I grew up celebrating Halloween, but I never knew how Catholic Halloween was until recently. I knew that it meant “All Hallow’s Eve,” the night before All Saint’s Day,Continue reading “How is Halloween Catholic?”

Armed with the Rosary

The rosary is the weapon for these times. St. Padre Pio How have you been doing with the rosary challenge I proposed for this month? I started out pretty strong, but as I got busier with schoolwork, I skipped quite a few days. Because I wrote down an intention for each day, I want toContinue reading “Armed with the Rosary”

Where is God When I’m Stressed?

“And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20 Accumulating StressIf you want the answer to the question in the title of this blog post, then it’s written above in the cited Bible verse. If you’d like to hear my personal testimony, then read on. I start out theContinue reading “Where is God When I’m Stressed?”

Holy Hour How-To’s

When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, “So you could not keep watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:40-41 Meeting Jesus on MissionI was probably in second gradeContinue reading “Holy Hour How-To’s”

Comparing Flowers

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ 1 Corinthians 11:1 Comparing DancersI got into the habit of comparing myself to others when I was in high school. At my dance studio, I would compare myself to other dancers during almost every class. Instead of taking class to improve in my own technique andContinue reading “Comparing Flowers”

How I Started to Love Mary as my Mother

“And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on, all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me–holy is his name.’” Luke 1:46-49 Growing Closer toContinue reading “How I Started to Love Mary as my Mother”