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Just One Small Thing: Everyday Wisdom for Catholic Women


Jul 11, 2018

Hey there!

Today we are jumping back into the Virtues of the Rosary series! We already walked through all of the virtues associated with the Joyful Mysteries, so this episode talks about the first Luminous Mystery: The Baptism of Christ in the Jordan. 

It was, admitted, a little bit more difficult to assign virtues to the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. As I have already shared, I have taken most of the virtues I share with you from the writings of St. Padre Pio. However, since the Luminous Mysteries came after the time of Padre Pio, he didn't have a chance to assign a virtue to them!  Regardless, I did find several good resources, and I consulted with my Grandpa!

The virtue of Being Beloved, which I assigned to the first Luminous Mystery, offers a lot of powerful things to reflect on, especially in this day and age when we are bombarded by so many false ideas of what love is. 

In this episode I largely discuss all of the ways that we attempt to chase down counterfeit loves. We resist being God's Beloved, or giving ourselves fully to another, our spouse, in authentic, self-emptying love, and instead chase down shadows or reflections of love in things like pornography, compulsive shopping or seeking the praise of other.

I reference several things in this episode. Here is a quick list of the links discussed:

I hope that just maybe something I said here is helpful and prompts you to explore your own acceptance of being God's Beloved.  I would also love it if you considered sharing this episode with another Catholic woman that you think might benefit from it.

Your sister in the small things,

Nancy