My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my savior, For he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.    Luke 1:46-50

I have a very dear friend who is a Maryknoll Priest. One day he asked me about how Protestants saw Mary, the mother of God.  He asked me: have you forgotten her?  His question made me think. Certainly, she has one of the definitely essential starring roles in the birth narrative of our Lord.

But do we cherish her in our hearts, all year long?  This adolescent girl realized that God has looked upon her, a humble servant and glorified her name. She realized the greatness of God.  Mary was the embodiment of humility and strength, as she made her life-long commitment to our Lord. She possessed these essential traits for living a Christian life.  LO

Dear Lord:   Let us remember Mary as a courageous and faithful model of Christian womanhood.