June 19, 2018
“The disciples devoted themselves with one accord to prayer with women and Mary, the mother of Jesus.”
We do not hear much about women in Scripture but they are there. They were the bedrock of the early Christian community.
Lord God, we give you thanks for the sustaining love of these strong, steadfast women of old. Give us the tenacity and compassion of their love.
Marianist 3 O'Clock Prayer
You were lifted up on the wood of the cross to draw all people to yourself; you shed your life's blood so that sin may be forgiven and we might have life to the full.
By embracing this holy mystery of our salvation, may we become your beloved disciples, accepting from your outstretched arms your gift of Mary as our Mother.
May we learn from her, to treasure and ponder your Cross and Resurrection so that one day, with you as our Lord and God, with John our patron and model, and with Mary, our joy and our hope, we may all be gathered together around the Tree of Eternal Life.
And may the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit be glorified in all places through the Immaculate Virgin Mary. Amen.