Saturday of the First Week of Advent
During this season of advent we may consider of no better companion on our journey towards the manger than Mary. Medieval theologians noted how Mary was present and acted as a guide to the most vulnerable moments in the life of Christ. She knelt next to the wood of the crib and she stood near the wood of the cross. Mary’s yes to God brought Christ into the world and Christians ever since have desired to imitate that single hearted yes to the love of the Heart of Christ.