The Visitation {Jesus' Guide to the New Year through the Rosary}


Editor’s Note: We’re continuing our journey through the rosary with Jesus as our guide.

Just checking in on how everyone’s journey towards humility has been going.  I admit there have been moments when I lacked humility.  To help me stay on track I look back on my commitment towards imitating Mary and am still striving towards that goal.


As we continue on this journey through the year we move on to the second Joyful Mystery of The Visitation. “Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out in a loud voice: “Blest are you among women and blest is the fruit of your womb.” (Luke 1:41-42)

The Fruit of this Mystery is Love of Neighbor.

Mary’s love of neighbor is beautifully illustrated when she sets aside her own worries and concerns to go help Elizabeth through the end of her pregnancy.

Mary always guides us to be a better person. I look to Mary as an example of how to love my neighbors. There are times when our neighbors need us; when their needs are greater than our own.

We are called to love our neighbors.  We can do this by helping feed the hungry, donate clothing to a homeless shelter or even something as simple as mowing the lawn for our elderly neighbor or a single working mom.  The opportunities to love our neighbor are endless.

I ask each of you to continue sharing this journey of Jesus’ Guide to the New Year through the Rosary by finding ways to love our neighbors.  Looking forward to hearing about your journeys toward the New Year through the Rosary.

Read all the reflections in the “Jesus’ Guide to the New Year through the Rosary” series.

Copyright 2014 Lorrie Lane Dyer

Master of the Llangattock Hours 
Flemish, Bruges, 1450s 
10 3/8 x 7 1/4 in. 
Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program

About Author

Lorrie Lane Dyer is a facilitator for the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation with the University of Dayton as well as religious education and parish coordinator. She is working on her Masters of Leadership Development, with a focus in Military Chapel programs at St. Mary of the Woods College. Her faith provides her with inspiration for many of her poetry collections, columns and short stories.

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