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Just One Small Thing: Everyday Wisdom for Catholic Women


Sep 12, 2018

Welcome back!

We are continuing on with our 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 second sorrowful mystery, The Scourging at the Pillar.

The virtue assigned to this mystery is Mortification. Gulp, I know!

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: https://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com/virtue

Here are a few key points from this episode:

  • Mortification is the work of "putting to death" our vices, our sinful habits and the selfish desires that lie beneath it all.
  • Christ showed us at the scourging that we are not made for this world, that we should not allow the desires of our flesh to rule us.
  • I also talked about ways that we might work to purify our church, especially now as we deal with yet another sex scandal. I encouraged you all to pray very hard, and in a dedicated way, for the priests that serve you. I also encouraged you to teach your children the virtue of mortification so that they might be able to say no to their flesh in the future, when they are the leaders of the future Church.

Mortification might seem like a dated idea, but it is still something we need to strive for!

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.

Nancy