"Yet, a deeper look at these Mysteries reveals an undercurrent of sorrow and suffering."

I've pointed out from time to time, if you have a devotion to the rosary you cannot help but note that the "joyful" mysteries are marked by incredible trial for Mary. Mary's joy, and our joy, has a burden by saying "yes" to God. She will have an unexplained pregnancy, she will travel to her cousin Elizabeth during this period, Joseph and Mary cannot find a place in Bethlehem for Mary to give birth to Christ Jesus, She is told that her heart will be pierced at the presentation, and she loses her child in the finding in the temple.

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