Sunday Reflection – 27 October – Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, Gospel: Luke 18:9–14
Mary Receives Him
St John Henry Newman (1801-1890)
I see thee after the Ascension.
This is a time of bereavement but still of consolation.
It was still a twilight time but not a time of grief.
The Lord was absent but He was not on earth, He was not in suffering.
Death had no power over Him.
And He came to her, day-by-day in the Blessed Sacrifice.
I see the Blessed Mary at Mass and Saint John celebrating.
She is waiting for the moment of her Son’s Presence – now she converses with Him in the Sacred rite and what shall I say now? She receives Him, to whom once she gave birth …..
O Holy Mother, stand by me now at mass time, when Christ comes to me, as thou did minister to thy infant Lord – as thou did hang upon His words when He grew up, as thou was found under His Cross.
Stand by me, Holy Mother, that I may gain somewhat of thy purity, thy innocence, thy faith and He may be the one object of my love and my adoration, as He was of thine. Amen
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4 thoughts on “Sunday Reflection – 27 October – Mary Receives Him”
St John Henry, pray for me to have Mary by my side as I recieve the sacred host and she waits recieve the crumbs so they won’t be wasted, but instead she can give to those she deems most in need.
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Amen, alleluia! a beautiful sentiment Hughie.
There’s a story I will tell you about this when I get to SA. HH
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