The Word Among Us

October 2008 Issue

Surprised, by the Joyful Mysteries

They taught me how to say yes.

By: Beth Dotson Brown

Surprised, by the Joyful Mysteries: They taught me how to say yes. by Beth Dotson Brown

For years I fingered my rosary at night when I couldn't sleep, repeating my childhood prayers without thinking much about their meaning. I wasn't even fully aware of the "mysteries" I was supposed to be meditating on; I just wanted the mantra to lull me into slumber.

Then Mary started becoming more apparent in my life. There was no one spectacular "sighting" of the Blessed Mother; she just started showing...

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