The Fruits of the Glorious Mysteries

A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothes with the sun, with the moon under her feet and on her head a crown of twelve stars. Revelation 12:1 I used to get distracted throughout the Rosary, and occasionally I still do. I announce the mystery, let my mind wander, and only remember whichContinue reading “The Fruits of the Glorious Mysteries”

Sharing in Our Lady’s Sorrows

And you yourself a sword will pierce so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. Luke 2:35 I meditate on the Seven Sorrows of Mary, and I find myself on the outside looking in. I’m not a mother yet, so I can’t relate to losing a child. I’ve never watched one of myContinue reading “Sharing in Our Lady’s Sorrows”

Following Jesus to the Foot of the Cross: St. Mary Magdalene’s Conversion and Devotion

Mary Magdalene went and said to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord;” and she told them that he had said these things to her. John 20:18 My Patron and NamesakeSt. Mary Magdalene resonates with me in so many ways. When I was really little, I learned during a Palm Sunday Mass that I wasContinue reading “Following Jesus to the Foot of the Cross: St. Mary Magdalene’s Conversion and Devotion”

The Day the Lord has Made

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. Psalm 118:24 I have beautiful memories about every Easter Sunday that I can remember. Among pretty dresses, chocolate crosses, and the best Mass of the year, I vividly remember singing Psalm 118. Psalm 118 is one that’s so close to myContinue reading “The Day the Lord has Made”

This Sunday’s Gospel: April 12, 2020

John 20:1-9 On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have takenContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: April 12, 2020”

Christ in Me Arise

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die, and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 Do you believe this? My first reaction is yes, absolutely! I find that I trust JesusContinue reading “Christ in Me Arise”

This Sunday's Gospel: March 29, 2020

John 11:1-45 Now a man was ill, Lazarus from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who had anointed the Lord with perfumed oil and dried his feet with her hair; it was her brother Lazarus who was ill. So the sisters sent word to him saying, “Master, theContinue reading “This Sunday's Gospel: March 29, 2020”

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”