One Minute Marian Reflection – 16 May “Mary’s Month!” – Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Eastertide and the Memorial of St Simon Stock (1165-1265)
Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother…John 19:25
REFLECTION – MARY: AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS – “We find her on Calvary, at the foot of the cross, praying. This is nothing new for Mary. She has always acted like this, in fulfilling her duties and looking after her home. As she went about the things of this earth, she kept her attention on God.”…St Josemaría Escrivá (1902-1975) “A Life of Prayer,” Friends of God, 241.
Let us offer to our Mother today:
An act of contrition, said many times, asking
her to offer our sorrow for our sins to Jesus crucified.
PRAYER – Almighty God, grant that Your faithful who rejoice in the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, may be delivered from every evil through her prayer and come to enduring joys in heaven. May we, ever fulfil our duties and offer all our sufferings for the reparation of our own sins and those of all the world. Mary, holy loving Mother, pray for us. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever, amen.