Category Archives: Joyful Mysteries

Was Mary Washing Dishes When the Angel Appeared?

Source: Was Mary Washing Dishes When the Angel Appeared? This question occurred to me one day as I was about one of my daily tasks:  washing the dishes.  Was Mary also washing dishes when the angel appeared to her?  What was she doing when she was asked to become the mother of the Messiah? It …

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Rosary: Joyful Mysteries

The rosary is broken down into 4 sets of 5 mysteries each. The JOYFUL MYSTERIES are: 1)  The Annunciation 2) The Visitation 3) The Nativity 4) The Presentation 5) The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple They are to be prayed on Mondays, or daily with the other mysteries.

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Rosary Reflection: Being Passionate

What is the definition of believing?  The dictionary defines it as:  accepting (something) as true; feel sure of the truth of.  I would define it as being PASSIONATE.  Meditating with the kids this morning on the joyful mysteries and what it means to be PASSIONATE about the Lord and our faith: the PASSION Mary had …

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Joyful Mysteries: Women of Laughter Part II

Well, it certainly isn’t easy every day to be a Woman of Laughter. I have to admit that yesterday evening I was upset and hurt.  I resorted to snide remarks and tears in private.  I wanted to give up.  I was tired of working so hard every day – working with my family, my house, …

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Joyful Mysteries: Women of Laughter

…and she laughs at the days to come… I’ve mentioned before that this verse has had a lot of meaning for me, telling me not to worry and to trust God.  It has always been a comfort for me and I really trust God with so many areas of my life.  Those areas that I …

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Rosary Reflection: The Birth of Jesus

Such a happy occasion!  A baby is born! We focus on the happy occasion every Christmas and can forget the turmoil of the times.  Mary and Joseph had to travel to Bethlehem for a census because the Romans wanted to know exactly how many Jews lived in the land they had taken control of.  Of …

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Rosary Reflection: The Visitation

Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth.  Mary is young and newly pregnant.  Elizabeth is older, having waited and waited to get pregnant.  Mary goes to help Elizabeth and also goes as an unwed expecting mother to get support from Elizabeth who replaces Mary’s mother’s role at this time.  Her whole life was now focused on Jesus …

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Rosary Reflection: The Annunciation

Mary, a young girl of 13 is visited by the angel Gabriel. “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.” Luke 1: 28 She was frightened, yet trusting.  This shows that she was in the habit of praying.  She was in the habit of trusting God to take care of her.  She was …

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