“To meditate upon the joyful mysteries … is to enter into the ultimate causes and the deepest meaning of Christian joy.” (Pope St. John Paul II)
Like all saints’ lives, her story also provides a road map to Christ for all of us still in exile to follow.
“When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Savior’s first coming, the faithful renew their ardent desire for his second coming.” (CCC 524)
“On the threshold of the public life: the baptism. On the threshold of the Passover: the Transfiguration.” (CCC 556)
The saints are joyful because they are grateful to God.