MYSTERY is a collected study book for you or your group.
It contains four different studies on each mystery of the Rosary by four different authors.
Each study on the mysteries of the Rosary has five sessions or chapters inside it. They’re designed so that each session would be one meeting of your group. This collected study book has twenty sessions total!
The mysteries of the Rosary are: Sorrowful, Glorious, Luminous, and Joyful as revealed to Saint Dominic and Pope Saint John Paul II.
What does a single session look like?
Let’s take the Visitation, the second Joyful Mystery. It would be comprised of:
+ Scripture passage where the mystery is derived from;
+ a 200-300 word reflection by the author;
+ questions for reflection; and
+ questions for discussion.
What’s in a reflection?
We examine our lives mirrored in Mary’s as we ponder a different layer of our relationships in each of the five Mysteries by focusing on vocation, community, home, God, and family.
Who’s it for?
You, two girlfriends, or two hundred ladies ages 18+! The format is perfect for community groups of any size. You can read aloud a chapter together as a group, discuss the questions, read it ahead of time and journal about it, or ponder the Scripture verses using lectio divina.
How’s the theology in it?
Our Theological Editor, Susanna Spencer, MA Theology, checks every one of our written products. She references and cross-references and makes sure we are completely in line with Church teaching on the topic. These materials were submitted for the imprimatur but were deemed “reflections” and not “teachings.” We feel confident that they are rock-solid theologically.
Nihil Obstat from Rev. Father Eugene Mary of the Trinity, Erem. Dio., S.T.L
Imprimatur from The Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix
Designed by Be a Heart. This 7×10 spiral bound book has laminated front and back covers and is printed and packaged in the USA.
LAURA KELLY FANUCCI is a mother, writer, and director of a theological project on vocation. She and her husband are raising four sons and wrote a book together on grieving the loss of children, Grieving Together: A Couple’s Journey through Miscarriage. She is the author of seven books including Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting and Living Your Discipleship: 7 Ways to Express Your Deepest Calling.
BONNIE ENGSTROM is a writer, baker, speaker, and homemaker. She lives with her husband and seven children in central Illinois, and her son’s alleged miraculous healing through the intercession of Venerable Fulton Sheen was submitted to the Vatican for Sheen’s beatification. She writes about her passions for music, baking, Masterpiece Theater, and raising her children in the Faith.
BRIGID HOGAN is a high school English and English as a Second Language teacher who lives in northeast DC. She is passionate about Catholic social teaching and tries to live it out daily in her relationships and community
SISTER MARIA KIM-NGâN BùI is a Daughter of Saint Paul, women religious dedicated to evangelization in and through the media. She is originally from Tempe, AZ, spent most of her fourteen years in religious life in the northeast, some time in Texas, and now was recently asked to serve as the director of marketing and sales at the Sisters’ publishing house in Boston.
NELL O’LEARY is the Managing Editor for Blessed is She. She managed the project. Her background includes Managing Editor of Law Review in law school, Co-Editor of a student journal and Assistant Editor of a literary journal in undergrad, and many other editing, writing, and speaking projects.
SUSANNA SPENCER is the Theological Editor for Blessed is She. She holds a Masters in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. She is a regular contributor for many Catholic journals and publications.
BETH DAVIS is the Director of Ministry Advancement for Blessed is She. She drafted the reflection and discussion questions.