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Just One Small Thing: Everyday Wisdom for Catholic Women

Sep 5, 2018

Hey friends!

I'm excited to jump back into the series on the virtues of the Rosary today. If you scroll back through previous episodes, you will see that I have already talked about the virtues for the Joyful and Luminous mysteries, so today we are moving onto the first sorrowful mystery, The Agony in the Garden.

The virtue assigned to this mystery is Obedience.

As just a quick reminder, I did not dream up the idea of assigning a virtue to each mystery of the rosary--I'm just promoting something taught by many great saints included St. Padre Pio, St. John Paul II and St. Mother Teresa.  It my hope that this series gives you lots to think about as you pray your daily rosary. I love mediating on the virtues as I pray--and if you would like a tool to help you reflect a bit more, I encourage you to download and use a set of FREE coloring pages, one for each mystery of the rosary. They are full of powerful quotes from the saints on each of the virtues. Find them here:

Here are some of the key points covered in this episode on Obedience:

  • God does not invite us to obedience, He commands it.
  • Obedience should always be rooted in love and prudence.
  • Real obedience is the only path to real freedom.

I also spent some time discussing what the story of The Agony in the Garden reveals to us about the real nature of obedience. In this story we see that although we are commanded to obey, we are also allowed to be human. Christ asks questions, and even begs for a way out. He really was human! God hears him and sends an angel to comfort him, but in the end Jesus obeys and trusts that God, who has created everything, knew what was best.

Prayers for you, sisters, on your own path to obedience (and please pray for me too!)

I mentioned a few links in this episode, and here they are:

  • All of these virtues, along with beautiful paintings, reflections and prayers can be found in my Rosary Book.
  • If you are looking for a beautiful academic planner, check out my Marian Themed Planner. It is on sale now.
  • Make sure to download the free coloring pagesthat will help you remember and engage with the virtues of the Rosary.

Thanks, as always, for being here!

Your sister in the small things.