Thought for the Day – 12 September – Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary
“The Virgin Mother is constantly present
on this journey of faith of the People of God toward the Light….
All her earthly life was a “pilgrimage of faith”.
For like us, she walked in the shadows and hoped for things unseen.
She knew the contradictions of our earthly life.
She was promised that her Son would be given David’s throne
but, at His birth, there was no room even at the inn.
Mary still believed.
The angel said her child would be called the Son of God
but, she would see Him slandered, betrayed, condemned and left to die as a thief on the Cross.
Even yet, Mary “trusted that the Lord’s words to her would be fulfilled (Luke 1:45)
and that “nothing is impossible wiuth God.” (Luke 1:37)
This woman of faith, Mary of Nazareth, the Mother of God,
has been given to us as a model in our pilgrimage of faith.
From Mary, we learn to surrender to God’s Will in all things.
I entrust you all to Mary, most holy, our Mother in heaven,
the Star of the Sea of our life..pray to her every day..!
Give your hand to Mary most holy, so that she may lead
you to receive Jesus.”
St John Paul (Ingenamenti, 6 October 1979)
Blessed Virgin Mary, Star of the Sea, Holy One, our Queen our Mother, Pray for us!