Saturday, February 4, 2012

Commemorating Mary on Saturday

During Ordinary Time, the option is given in the Liturgy to commemorate the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturdays.  Here at the monastery, we do this once a month, usually on the First Saturday, unless another saint's feast day falls on that day.

Why do we do this?  Mary was the first person who "got it right."  Unlike Eve and Adam who wanted to become gods themselves, Mary humbled herself before God.  She said "Yes!" to God's will and became the Mother of Jesus.  Where would we be today without Mary's yes?

Today, take a few minutes to ask Mary to intercede for you before the throne of her Son, and ask her to help you to be open to God's will for your life.  May you be able to say fiat to God just like Mary did.

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