November 19: St. Mary

Pope Francis recently reflected on prayer and on how the Virgin Mary, who entrusted herself to God with humility, is a model for our own lives. He recalled her in her youth, “the young girl of Nazareth wrapped in silence, in dialogue with God, who would soon entrust her with a mission.” Although she was already full of grace and Immaculate from the moment she was conceived, the Pope said, she knew nothing “of her surprising and extraordinary vocation and the stormy sea she would have to cross.” May we place before her our every prayerful need today, especially for the restoration of hope in these trying times.

Let us Pray. Almighty and eternal God, the blessed Virgin Mary, glorious Mother of your Son, helps and defends all those who call upon her. By her intercession may we be strong in faith, steady in hope, and persevere in your love. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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