10th February 2014
Mary’s cherishing is another form of recognition of the beauty she found in her child. She would have been shown glimpses of what would become of Jesus, as every mother does.
Simeon says to Mary: ” A sword will pierce your own soul too.” The life of this child will be hard and sorrow will be involved. It is easy to see why Mary became so revered.
Hail Mary, full of grace.
Our Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church