just call me judas

A few days ago, a friend and I were discussing that fact that although all of the rosary mysteries are meaningful and worthy of much meditation, the most profound for us are the Sorrowful Mysteries. I think perhaps that just happens when one’s relationship not just with God but with the world has been rockyContinue reading “just call me judas”

sorrowful mysteries in a time of grief

“Mystery is The Crowning with Thorns. The fruit of this mystery is moral courage. This is where I realized that sometimes things are just messed up and there’s nothing I can do about it. It takes me courage to give myself permission to grieve, and it takes courage to face what happened and let Jesus heal it. “

the agony in the garden made personal

Please note: all names have been changed to protect the clearly guilty, despite this original event happening seventeen years ago in another country. Last week Jesus allowed me to see him in a deeply personal way in the sorrowful mysteries. I have seen Jesus in all of the sorrowful mysteries, but this time it wasn’tContinue reading “the agony in the garden made personal”

penitential rosary

I wanted to share a way in which I pray the rosary in a penitential manner when I’ve fucked up and need God’s help, especially with something in particular, which in this case was pride. Here’s an outline of how I do that, with an example that I prayed recently, after I had already doneContinue reading “penitential rosary”

the power of the rosary

There once was a man who was a Satanic priest who became a Christian. That man’s name was Bartolo Longo. I read about Bl. Bartolo Longo about a month ago and was fascinated. This man was aware of the evil he had been involved with, and he was repentant, but unsure of whether God wouldContinue reading “the power of the rosary”

the addict’s rosary

There is no addict’s rosary, but praying the sorrowful mysteries often reminds me of powerlessness. One of the first things an addict in recovery does is admit powerlessness. I don’t like it any more now than I did when I first started recovery, but it’s necessary all the same. Without admitting powerlessness, I can’t getContinue reading “the addict’s rosary”

vision of the glorious mysteries

I’ve had visions on two complete sets of rosary mysteries in the last few months as I’ve prayed the rosary. I’ve had a vision of the sorrowful mysteries and the glorious mysteries, and today I want to share what I saw when I saw the glorious mysteries. I’ve not really shared about any of myContinue reading “vision of the glorious mysteries”