More so, prescinding from its historical origins, today the memorial rightly emp…
September 18, 2023
More so, prescinding from its historical origins, today the memorial rightly emphasizes certain values “to which contemporary spirituality is more sensitive: it is a remembrance of the maternal example and discipleship of the Blessed Virgin Mary who, strengthened by faith and hope, on that great Saturday on which Our Lord lay in the tomb, was the only one of the disciples to hold vigil in expectation of the Lord’s resurrection.
In conclusion, Saturday is a prelude and introduction to the celebration of Sunday, the weekly memorial of the Resurrection of Christ; it is a sign that the “Virgin Mary is continuously present and operative in the life of the Church.”
Saturday is a great day to honour our Blessed Mother and if we are not able to go to Mass where it is offered, we can always pray a rosary or another Marian prayer to honour her. She is our Mother and deserves our love and devotion (as do all mothers) and so dedicating an entire day of the week to her is most fitting.