Saturday, Oct. 24th 2020

Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Today's Mass Readings


Today is Saturday! This is one of my favorite days of the week — not just because it is MIZZOU football season, but because all year round we celebrate Our Blessed Mother on Saturdays if there isn’t a memorial of any particular saint.

To end this week I have a quote from St. Maximilian Kolbe: “Try to turn to [the Immaculata], like a child to his beloved and most tender Mother, even if just by calling her holy name, ‘Mary,’ with lips or with your heart, in the difficulties of life, when you are in darkness and in your spiritual weaknesses, and you alone will suffice to convince yourself how much Mary is powerful and who her Son, Jesus Christ, is.”

When we are weak, and when we think “am I disappointing Jesus?,” or if we think we have been going to the spring of life too much, always remember that the Blessed Mother holds you by the hand. She loves her children very much, Jesus turns no one away, especially not even his own mother! Jesus wants you to go to Mary to receive those extra graces because if we do, he gives us more! Why you might ask? Because we show honor to his mother, who is our mother too.

Earlier this week our responsorial psalm was, “You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.” Today our responsorial psalm at Mass is, “Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.” Mary is with us when we draw water and she is most certainly with us, holding us all by the hand and under her mantle as we go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

Reflection by Br. Maximilian Burkhart, OSB

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