Eve of the Feast of Mary, Mother of God
Mother benign of our redeeming Lord, Star of the sea and portal of the skies, Unto thy fallen people help afford – Fallen, but striving still anew to rise. Thou who dids’t once, while wond’ring worlds adored, Bear thy Creator, Virgin then as now, O by thy holy joy at Gabriel’s word, Pity the sinners who before thee bow.
-Roman Breviary, Antiphon of the Blessed Virgin
Spend some quiet moments with Mary by reflecting on this antiphon. Journal your reflections.