I thought perhaps you may find this helpful. In Russian and some other Slavic languages the Angel's greeting was translated like "Rejoice, Mary". So every time you pray the Mysteries of the Rosary, even the Sorrowful Mysteries, you say "Rejoice, Mary..." And like Cathy said, it "does not feel right". But faith is not feelings, faith is... well, faith. It's something we need to learn.
This is the message of Our Lady that I picked today for meditation, and to me it is like an answer to what I've been praying about, the Joy that Our Lady wants to teach us.
May 25, 1989
"Dear children! I invite you now to be open to God. See, children, how nature is opening herself and is giving life and fruits. In the same way I invite you to live with God and to surrender completely to him. Children, I am with you and I want to introduce you continuously to the joy of life. I desire that everyone may discover the joy and love which can be found only in God and which only God can give. God doesn't want anything from you only your surrender. Therefore, children, decide seriously for God because everything else passes away. Only God doesn't pass away. Pray to be able to discover the greatness and joy of life which God gives you. Thank you for having responded to my call. "
I also was remembering the words of Mother Teresa in this novena http://www.motherteresa.org/Novena/2012.html , day 7.
She was also saying that joy is not an 'emotion' but a sign of union with God. It is a sign of God's presence in our heart, of His Love burning in our hearts.
Well, these are the quotes from Mother Teresa:
Always looking forward to sailing with you, and praying for you and Denis and everyone in the boat!
With Love and full of Joy!
Thank you Olga, very beautiful! We need to understand and embrace the joy of Our Lady, the joy of the Lord!
"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II