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Just One Small Thing: Everyday Wisdom for Catholic Women


Jun 20, 2018

 

Hey there my friends!

Welcome back to our series on the virtues of the Rosary. This week we are discussing the 4th Joyful Mystery, the Presentation. 

The virtue for this mystery is Consecration.

I really enjoyed researching and recording this episode because of all the connections I found with sacraments. The connection between the Presentation and Baptism is clear, but there is always a really cool link to marriage and Holy Orders as well.

As those Baptized we are called to renew our baptismal promises and strive to keep our souls as clean as they were on the day of our baptism. This should also be our unceasing prayer for our children that we have had baptized.  In marriage we are consecrated to each other and always, in a real way, experience a true "in-dwelling" that is a sign to the world of the way God loves us.

In this episode we first discuss Why We Need to be Consecrated. 

Simply, consecration is opening ourselves us to becoming a place of dwelling for our Lord. We invited Him to dwell in us, and as a result we are able to dwell in Him.  Full consecration requires prayer, worship, fasting, unity, reconciliation, repentance, forgiveness, and healing from our past wounds.  God alone can do these things, but we need to draw near to Him to experience them.

Consecration is also a call to set ourselves apart for God, or for our spouse in marriage. We choose to be detached from this world and instead live only for God.

 

I really hope that this allows you to deepen your contemplation of the 4th Joyful Mystery of the Rosary!

Links mentioned in this episode:

  • You can find all of these virtues as well as scripture, reflections and mediations in my little Rosary Book.
  • Download and print these 20 FREE coloring pagesdepicting and helping you reflect on the virtues of the Rosary.

Thank you, as always, for being here!

Your sister in the small things,

Nancy