One Minute Marian Reflection – 13 May – “Mary’s Month” – The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord and the Feasts of Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Help, Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament and the Memorial of the Dedication of the Minor Basilica of Saint Mary of the Martyrs (Pantheon)
The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom and the favour of God was upon him...Luke 2:40
REFLECTION – “MARY: HER HIDDEN LIFE WITH JESUS: I like to go back in my imagination, to the years Jesus spent close to his mother, years which span almost the whole of His life on earth. I like to picture Him as a little child, cared for by Mary, who kisses Him and plays with Him. I like to see Him growing up, before the loving eyes of His mother and of Joseph, His father on earth. What tenderness and care Mary and the holy Patriarch must have shown toward Jesus, as they looked after Him during His childhood, all the while, silently, learning so much from Him. Their souls, would become more and more like the soul of that Son, who was both man and God. This is why His mother and after her St Joseph, understand better than anyone, the feelings of the heart of Christ and the two of them. are thus, the best way, I would say the only way, to reach the Saviour.”…St Josemaría Escrivá (1902-1975) “Mother of God and Our Mother,” Friends of God, 281
Let us offer to our Mother today:
The effort of doing our ordinary work well, on time, with competence and finesse.
PRAYER – Let us praise You, Lord, with voice and mind and deed and since life itself is Your gift, may all we have and are be Yours. May Your Mother Lord Jesus, teach us as You taught her. Grant we pray that Mary, Your Mother and ours and Mother of all the Church, Your Mystical Body, will take us all to Your heart, with St Joseph by her side. Mary, most Holy, pray for us. We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus, the Christ in union with You, Holy Father and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever, amen.