May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

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Learn more about the Immaculate Heart of Mary: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07168a.htm

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060918.cfm

Each year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom. After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. Thinking that he was in the caravan, they journeyed for a day and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances, but not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions, and all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers. When his parents saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.” And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” But they did not understand what he said to them. He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart.

Mary watched her Son grow and stored all that occurred in her Immaculate Heart, as all mothers do. The good times and bad that occur when a child grows. How much more special and dear knowing that her child was the savior of the world. All her pain and all her joy were kept in her heart. What is in your heart that you review and remember? Do you have memories of what Jesus has done for you stored there? I do.

Prayer: Immaculate Heart of Mary, help me to come closer to your Son, Jesus and store more memories of Him in my heart. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

I will sing of your salvation.

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