Saturday, Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Callistus I
Readings of the day: RB 11Mass: Joel 4:12-21; Resp. Psalm 97; Luke 11:27-28
We are gifted with two profound verses in today’s Gospel; both point to the announcement of the birth of Jesus:
First, “Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed.”
Second, “Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe.”“Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.”“Let it be done to me according to your word.”The greatness of our Lady was in her humility. No wonder Jesus, who lived so close to her, seemed to be so anxious that we learn from him and from her but one lesson:to be meek and humble of heart.(Saint Teresa of Calcutta)Mary, Mother of our Savior, pray for us.