Lately, though, I've had some beautiful moments meditating on the joyful mysteries. Becoming a mother brings them to life in a way they never have before; I can relate my own experiences of motherhood to the awe-inspiring experiences of the Blessed Mother as she and St. Joseph raised the Son of God.
Day by day, bead by bead, the rosary bringing me closer to Jesus and his mother—and I'm bringing my daughter there with me.
I've always wanted to have a devotion to the rosary. It was a combination of factors that drew me in, from photos of beautiful rosaries on the internet to the idea of the prayer being, in the words of St. Padre Pio, "the weapon against the evils of the world today." I've also always had … Continue reading Developing a Rosary Habit
You consecrate yourself to Mary, and then you're done, right? You can coast through life and then be welcomed with open arms to those pearly white gates. Not exactly. And that's not what I expected when I consecrated myself to Mary earlier this year. But I think I did expect my journey to be a … Continue reading Marian Consecration: Not a One-Stop Shop
It’s that time of year again: the time when we make well-intentioned resolutions that most of us never follow through on. (We all know what the road to hell is paved with, right?) I am the queen of resolutions, especially at the new year. Like most people, I love the idea of a blank slate, … Continue reading Spiritual New Year’s Resolutions