2 de septiembre del 2020
PRAYER FOR EVERY DAY
Saint Mary of Charity, Mother of the Lord
Jesus, we venerate you with special affection and
We praise you, Mother and Patron of the people
Cuban, because you’ve been present at
all the struggles, sorrows and joys of your
Virgin Mambisa, proclaimed and revered
by our veterans, we ask you to
today, as yesterday, be present in life
of your beloved people: this town you are looking for
love, understanding and sincere union
of all Cubans.
We offer you; the efforts of our
Christians, the work of our workers and
peasants, the study of our young people,
the smile of our children, the pain of
our sick, the watchful and
quiet of all our mothers, the
loneliness of so many brothers, widows and
orphans the generous delivery of our
martyrs and the deceased, the noble and
simple from our village
Mother of Charity, reach your altar
Copper, so beloved and revered, the
pleas we present to you.
Mary, live the difficulty in faith
Recalling the prophecy of Simeon, who announced that the Child would be like a discussed flag and that a sword of pain would pierce the heart of the Mother (cf. Lk 2:34-35), he also celebrates the intimate union of the Blessed Virgin with the Son in the work of salvation: “The same love associates the Son and the Mother, / the same pain unieste them / and the same will to please you moves them”
The elder Simeon, enlightened by the Holy Spirit, becomes a witness that “all things were fulfilled” according to the law, that the Gospel may arise. A Child “sign of contradiction”, a Mother called to a mesic motherhood of pain with her redeemer, and a God-fearing old man are the protagonists of the summary of the whole Gospel. Ancient and new alliance, Christmas and Easter: here are all the mysteries of salvation, here history is recapited, it is fulfilled in time, responding to the collaboration and expectation of the righteous of all times: Joseph and Anne.
The Mother of God is the bond of union between two events of salvation, both by the words of Simeon and by the gesture of offering of the Son, symbol and prophecy of her priesthood of love and pain in Golgotha.
Mary always responds with a confident faith, the same faith that at the time of the Annunciation makes her express that she is “the slave of the Lord”, who keeps in her heart what she does not yet understand, but who knows that it is God’s will, faith, that she draws her out of immobility for the same thing to climb the mountain, to the house of her cousin Elizabeth, who, to set out on her way to Bethlehem, than to rise at night and, next to Joseph, flee to Egypt.
In haste Also Our Lady comes to meet us, the story of her find tells us of a storm and waves, of the need for the search for salt, of efforts and sacrifices, but of a faith that begins to walk, because everything is entrusted to God and because God all can and God wants the full happiness of man.
In the face of difficulty, faith, which does not make us trust and walk the paths of God, even if everything seems useless, or we do not see now. It should be said as St John of the Cross: “I know well the source that flows and runs, even though it is night”.
Decena del Rosario
Right now think about
grace you want to ask God
through the intercession of Our Lady of the
Charity during this
ninth (Brief silence).
We offer this
dozen of the rosary for all
us who have
accompanied to Our Lady,
asking for those in the midst of
the difficulty they feel overwhelmed
and tired, hopeless, to
that Our Lady will move us to give
reason for our faith and joy in
the Lord, who does not give up.
Virgin of Copper Charity “You have come
to visit our village and
you wanted to stay with us as
Mother and Lady of Cuba, throughout her
pilgrimage along the paths of history.”
– “Your name and image are sculpted
in the mind and heart of all
Cubans, inside and outside the Homeland, as
sign of hope and center of communion
– “Mother of Reconciliation! Gathers
to your people scattered around the world. Make the
Cuban nation a home of brothers and sisters
sisters, so that this people may open wide
in pair his mind, his heart and his life to
Christ, the only Savior and Redeemer”.
What do I commit to living on this day? I think of something concrete I can do to manifest love and faith in the Lord.
The Lord Almighty, bless us,
keep everything wrong and bring us to life