Saturday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

Today we rejoice with the Immaculate Heart of Mary. At the Annunciation the Angel announced to her what her vocation was to be. “How can this come about…?” Only because the Master of the Impossible will overshadow you, enabling you to do what you could never do on your own. ”Blessed are you who believed,” who lived a life of faith and thanksgiving.

“Do whatever he tells you,” was the advice she gave to the servants at Cana. Only because she lived this advice herself she could give it others. Immaculate Heart of Mary be a model for me in carrying out what He tells me to do.

“Be it done unto me according to thy word.” Such a prayer came from the depths of her Immaculate Heart. How similar it is to the prayer of Jesus, the Sacred Heart, in the Garden of Gethsemani: “Let your will be done, not mine.”

“Rejoice Mary, full of grace,” said the angel at the Annunciation. They were the words that echoed in her heart throughout her life bringing her peace and joy. May our Father send the same peace of Christ and the same joy of the Holy Spirit in my heart and in the hearts of all for whom I pray while saying my rosary today.

August 5th, 2017