Novena to Mary Help of Christians Day 5 (May 19)
(From Christus Vivit, Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation to young people and the entire people of God)
Without yielding to evasions or illusions, “Mary accompanied the suffering of her Son; she supported him by her gaze and protected him with her heart. She shared his suffering, yet was not overwhelmed by it. She was the woman of strength who uttered her ‘yes’, who supports and accompanies, protects and embraces. She is the great guardian of hope… From her, we learn how to say ‘yes’ to the stubborn endurance and creativity of those who, undaunted, are ever ready to start over again.” (45)
3 Hail Mary’s
Mary, Help of Christians, pray for us.