‘Am I not here, I, who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Do you need anything more? Let nothing else worry you or disturb you’.

These are the words of Our Lady to St Juan Diego on Mount Tepeyac in 1531, which we quoted a few weeks ago. They are worth repeating!

The image is an Advent Madonna, so suitable for this holy season. She is full of promise, full of hope. Let us take her words deeply into our heart, entrusting to her all our joys and sorrows.

May she pray for us, and may God bless you this day.