Today we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. The Catholic Church reflects on the Seven Sorrows of Mary which include:
1. Simeon's Prophecy at the Presentation
2. Flight into Egypt
3. The Disappearance of the Boy Jesus in the Temple
4. Jesus Meets Mary on the Road to Calvary
5. The Crucifixion
6. The Removal from the Cross
7. The Entombment
I thought today would be a great day to share some more of my 4th grade students' favorite Mysteries of the Rosary with you.
Of all the Mysteries of the Rosary, my favorite is the Resurrection. It is my favorite because after all of Jesus' suffering, He rises from the dead. The Resurrection gives us our hope and faith. I like praying the Rosary because it helps my relationship with God.
What I like about the Annunciation is that when an angel appeared to Mary and said, "You are going to have a baby and His name will be Jesus," Mary said, "Let it be done according to Your will." Then Mary went to Joseph and told him the news. He thought she was with another man because they were just engaged. Then Joseph said, "Then we can't be together since you were with another man." That night an angel came to Joseph and said, "Do not leave Mary, she was not with another man."
My favorite Mystery of the Rosary is the Transfiguration because Jesus took three of His favorite apostles, Peter, James and John up a high mountain and showed them what He would look like after He resurrected from the dead. Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus, too!
My favorite Mystery of the Rosary is The Birth of Jesus because when He was born He helped a lot of people and He performed many miracles. I like praying the Rosary because it is very peaceful and it makes me think about Mary a lot.
I like all of the Mysteries of the Rosary, but my favorite Mystery is the Crucifixion. The Crucifixion is my favorite because it makes me feel good that Jesus took all of our sins onto Him, suffered and died for me and everyone in the world. That is why the Crucifixion is my favorite Mystery.
My favorite Mystery is Mary Crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth because I love her with all my heart and because, "Who loves me?...God, Mary and Sr. Nicolette!"
I like all the Mysteries of the Rosary, but the one that I like the most is The Birth of Jesus. The reason I like it the most is because our King was born. Jesus is our king!
My favorite Mystery is The Birth of Jesus. It is my favorite because it is when our King is born to save us from our sins and to save us from our death. We should never sin but sometimes we make a mistake. That's why The Birth of Jesus is my favorite. It makes me happy when I hear it!
I love all the Mysteries of the Rosary, but I like The Birth of Our Lord the most because our Lord is born! Jesus loves us all. Jesus saved us! (Matthew S.)