Novena to the Infant Mary
1. Sign of the Cross2. Hymn:
A hymn suited to the theme of the day
3. Daily Readings
August 30 :
Mother Mary teaches us to love God and love our neighbour:
Lk. 10: 25-37August 31
: Mother Mary teaches us to love the Church.
Acts 1: 12-14September 1 :
Mother Mary invites us to listen to the word of God and live byit
. Mt. 12: 46-50September 2 :
Mother Mary invites us to pray.
Lk. 11: 5-13September 3 :
Mother Mary invites us to do God’s will in our life.
Lk. 1:26-37September 4 :
Mother Mary invites us to lead a life of faith.
Mt. 8:23-27September 5 :
Mother Mary invites us to praise God.
Lk. 1:45-56September 6 :
Mother Mary calls us to partake in the passion, death andresurrection of the Lord.
Jn. 19:25-30September 7 :
Mother Mary invites us to repent and believe in the good news.
Jn. 3: 16-21
4. Reflection on day’s reading
Day One: August 30: Lk. 10: 25-37: Love God and love your Neighbour
This story of the Samaritan can be viewed through the lens of an act of kindness,compassion and generosity. I believe that this story calls for a very deep innerconversion of attitude and cultural bias out of which I can define humanrelationships. The Jews and the Samaritans had defined each other on ethic andcultural grounds. The parable, like the Word of God, ‘is a two edged sword piercing until it divides soulfrom spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of theheart.’(Heb 4:12). It invites me to cut deeply into my own heart and to identify whereany prejudice, bias or resistances to love may reside; where I might be unprepared toopen up and to be changed by the Word of God.