18 Aug 2018
MEMORIAL OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Stay mindful all week

According to the church’s Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy, the traditional Saturday memorial of Mary is a “remembrance of the maternal example and discipleship of the Blessed Virgin Mary,” a “prelude and introduction to the celebration of Sunday,” and a “sign that the Virgin Mary is continuously present and operative in the life of the church.” It’s tempting to compartmentalize religion to one day a week. The steadfastness of Mary is a reminder that religion belongs in your life every day.

Today's readings:

Ezekiel 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32; Matthew 19:13-15 (418).

"Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."