Saturday, June 16, 2012
The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary: saying yes to life
As we celebrate the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we recall these words of St. Luke, "Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart."(Lk:2:19) Our Blessed Mother "kept" the Word of God in her heart by saying yes to the word of God. She carried in her womb the Word made flesh for nine months. She said, "Yes" to life twice: to human life and to divine life. She obeyed and gave birth to her beloved Son allowing her pregnancy to change her life and the life of the whole world forever.
Let's thank God for the wonderful gift of life and for her Son's work of Salvation by his Incarnation, his death and his Resurrection. We thank God for the Blessed Virgin Mary and we pray that through her intercession one day Canada will end the culture of killing the unborn and that like Our blessed Mother all mothers and fathers will welcome every life into the world. We hope you listen to and enjoy this beautiful and song called, "Let Me Live" and sung by the wonderful voice of tenor David Parkes. May the Holy Spirit inspire us all to embrace life from conception to its natural end. In her praise, Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.