‘And Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart’. This rich source of the wisdom of the Mother of God was and is the origin of her powerful assistance to us, in all our needs and necessities.

St Mother Teresa of Calcutta said: ‘If you ever feel distressed during your day, call upon our Lady; just say this simple prayer: “Mary, Mother of Jesus, please be a mother to me now”. I must admit, this prayer has never failed me’.

Saints Maurus and Placid had this same holy simplicity. May they pray for us, and may God bless you this day.