Archive for October 7, 2021

‘Let what you have said be done to me.’ Mary our Blessed Mother accepted the Word of God revealed to her by the angel Gabriel. Through her fiat, Emmanuel ‘God with us’ was born.  The incarnate Word of God redeemed us by His life, death and resurrection and so through Him, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ we have hope of eternal life with Him.

When our Lord ascended into Heaven, our Blessed Mother Mary prayed continuously with His Apostles and likewise today she prays continuously with us and for us. We have been Blessed to be able to unite ourselves with her more fully in prayer, when we pray the Holy Rosary. For she always leads us closer and deeper into the heart of Jesus her son.

Oh Our Lady of the Rosary, our dearest Blessed Mother pray for us….

First reading

Acts 1:12-14 ·

The apostles all joined in continuous prayer with Mary, the mother of Jesus

After Jesus was taken up into heaven the apostles went back from the Mount of Olives, as it is called, to Jerusalem, a short distance away, no more than a sabbath walk; and when they reached the city they went to the upper room where they were staying; there were Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Jude son of James. All these joined in continuous prayer, together with several women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.


Luke 1:26-38

‘I am the handmaid of the Lord’

The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. He went in and said to her, ‘Rejoice, so highly favoured! The Lord is with you.’ She was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what this greeting could mean, but the angel said to her, ‘Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favour. Listen! You are to conceive and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David; he will rule over the House of Jacob for ever and his reign will have no end.’ Mary said to the angel, ‘But how can this come about, since I am a virgin?’ ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you’ the angel answered ‘and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow. And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God. Know this too: your kinswoman Elizabeth has, in her old age, herself conceived a son, and she whom people called barren is now in her sixth month, for nothing is impossible to God.’ ‘I am the handmaid of the Lord,’ said Mary ‘let what you have said be done to me.’ And the angel left her.