If you’d like to say the rosary for those who support and are experiencing the formation of their families, here are some reflections for the Joyful Mysteries.
For more information on how to pray the rosary, click here. https://www.usccb.org/how-to-pray-the-rosary
The Five Joyful Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Mondays, Saturdays, and, during the season of Advent, on Sundays:
- The Annunciation: Mary learns she will have a child. Pray for those mothers who found out today that they are pregnant, especially those who were not planning to become pregnant.
- The Visitation: Mary visits her pregnant cousin, Elizabeth. Pray for those who accompany pregnant and parenting mothers on their paths: doctors, midwives, doulas, family members, etc.
- The Nativity: Mary gives birth to Jesus. Pray for those mothers giving birth today, especially those who don’t have the resources and support they wanted.
- The Presentation in the Temple: Mary receives the heavy prophecy of Simeon. Pray for those mothers whose hearts have been pierced by information given them about their children or about their possibility of having children.
- The Finding in the Temple: Mary finds her son after having lost him for three days. Pray for those mothers who have been separated from their children, by political systems (incarceration or immigration), by illness such as covid, or by death.
OLD TEXT FROM MAY 2021:
You’re invited to join me at 3pm EST on Mother’s Day to pray a the Joyful Mysteries of the rosary for mothers!
You are welcome no matter your level of experience with the rosary. We will gather together on Zoom. Contact me for the link.
After the event, this blog post will update to feature some family-oriented reflections for the Joyful Mysteries.
I hope to see you on May 9 at 3pm EST!