Today the Church celebrates The Most Holy Name of Mary. The readings you will find are for Tuesday of the Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time.
In honor of today’s feast, I want to share a quick, and very timely story. This weekend my family and I were hunkered down in my home to ride out Hurricane Irma. This story had set record for her ferocity, but we were not expecting a direct hit…until the last day. We watched the progression of the story and all the forecasts were for her to make a direct hit on Tampa, my hometown. At around 3 p.m., the hour of Mercy, my wife Michelle and I prayed a rosary, with the intention that the storm would move inland to help weaken the storm quicker. No sooner did we finish that rosary when the storm began to turn. Praise God!
Mary is not only the Mother of Jesus, the Mother of God, she is also the spouse of the Holy Spirit. Aside from her divine Son, what name on earth could be more holy? We can always count on our Mother to bring our prayers to her Son.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.