The Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary

Mary and the Holy Rosary

Rejoice in the Glorious Mysteries

Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary have made Wednesday mornings new to me. I can’t help but wake at this early hour already sporting a better attitude most other mornings of the week. I lie on my big, comfy bed, in the warmth and  the darkness, snuggled under heavy blankets with Kaleb’s feet digging into my side, and I stretch slowly, sleepily, comfortably.

And then I realize it’s Wednesday.

It’s not the thought of hump day that has me smiling softly in the darkness or that I might get two hours to myself tonight or the thought of anything I will do this day.

That smile comes from the knowledge that I don’t know what is coming, that today is only the beginning of whatever beauty God has waiting for His believers.

Catholics recite and reflect upon the The Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary on Wednesdays and Sundays. I’m not sure how long I had been saying the Holy Rosary before the Truth behind these mysteries hit me, but I am so glad it finally did.

There is so much to the mysteries, and I suggest you look into for yourself, but so that I can continue with explaining why I am so ready to give God the Glory on Wednesdays (and other days too! 😉 ) it is important for you to have some knowledge of what the mysteries are.

What Are The 5 Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary?

  1. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ – Jesus has conquered sin and death.
  2. The Ascension of Jesus Christ into Heaven – Jesus returned to His followers even after death and then went to Heaven; today He remains with us through the Eucharist.
  3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit – All the gifts of the Holy Spirit are granted to Jesus’ Followers and are accessible to us today.
  4. The Assumption of Mary into Heaven – Jesus told us to pray for one another. When Mary was brought into Heaven, our Mother became a greater intercessor on our behalf.
  5. The Coronation of the Holy Mother as Queen of Heaven – our Blessed Mother is Queen of Heaven, not a god by any means, but physically close to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

*As you can see, the Holy Rosary is not designed to worship Mary, as many non-Catholics believe but to pray about, reflect upon, and imitate different aspects in the life of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is tough to explain the Catholic’s relationship with our holy Mother, and I am no expert on the Holy Rosary, but I am learning! Even the little bit I know is beyond the scope of the post, but I urge you to check out more through the links below.

What the Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary Mean to Me:

The very first mystery is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

That’s it. Really, that’s all I have to say, but I’ll say it again.

The VERY FIRST mystery is the Resurrection.

And yet, as a child, in my CCD classes, in church, in little study I’ve done as an adult, I hadn’t gotten that point. Most of our study of Jesus ends with the Resurrection.

Yes, we know He continues to live on in Heaven.

Yes, we know He continues to help us here.

Yes, we know He will come again.

But have we thought much beyond that point? It’s often like the story ends with the Resurrection when in truth, it really begins with the Resurrection!

How had I missed that fact?

How the Resurrection Applies to My Life as a Divorced Catholic:

Since my divorce, I have been forced to look at things from a different point of view, and it’s true that now almost any topic can be seen through the eyes of my divorce, but that doesn’t mean it has to be seen badly.

As  a newly divorced Catholic, there is a temptation to see divorce as the end, but really it may be just the beginning!

Jesus’s life on earth was nothing compared to His life He, but while we may often read about and study His life on earth, we really know very little about His life after His Assumption.

What does He do each day?

Who does He seek out and walk with?

Does He walk or does He fly? (Kaleb asked and now I want to know too!)

There’s a lot I don’t know, but I do know that the Glorious Mysteries provide the knowledge that amazing things are happening even now behind the scenes.

I would guess that the first followers didn’t know Mary was being crowned Queen of Heaven.

Just as we cannot know what crown the Lord will choose for us!

Divorce may be just your beginning. If you give up now, you risk missing out on the Glorious Mysteries the Lord has waiting for you

How many more Glorious Mysteries of the Lord will we know after death!

How much of your life will be missing if you stop at the death of your marriage?

Your life is being resurrected through the glory and power of a Father who loves you perfectly. Let Him continue to craft your story. Let Him reveal the Glorious Mysteries that will come after your resurrection!

Wake up with a smile for the Glorious Mysteries have shown us only the beginning of what is yet to come!

For more information on the Holy Rosary or to pray the Holy Rosary, check out the following.

For a greater understanding of the Holy Rosary, please click here.
For prayers of the Holy Rosary, please click here.
To learn more about the Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, please click here.
Recommended Holy Rosary App – Google play Laudate app, please click here.
Recommended Holy Rosary App – iTunes Laudate app, please click here.

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God Bless…

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