May 26 St. Philip Neri

All her earthly life was a “pilgrimage of faith.” For, like us, she walked in shadows and hoped for things unseen. She knew the contradictions of our earthly life. She was promised that her Son would be given David’s throne; but, at his birth, there was no room even at the inn. Mary still believed. The angel said her child would be called the Son of God; but she would see him slandered, betrayed, condemned, and left to die as a thief on the cross.

-St. John Paul II

 

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament

O Virgin Mary, our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, you are the glory of the Christian people, the joy of the universal Church, and the salvation of the whole world. Pray for us, and awaken in all believers a vibrant devotion for the most Holy Eucharist, so that they may be worthy to partake daily of this holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Amen.