Mothers around the world, love their babies and young children. We all do have a small piece of Mary's trust when we let our sons and daughters leave home for their own lives. It could not have been at all easy for Mary knowing who her son was. It isn't easy for me [or you] to believe they will be safe in today's world.
There is a novena prayer for Advent. It is St. Andrew's novena, which tradition says you say this prayer 15 times a day until Christmas. It started three weeks ago..I have not been able to pray this 15 times a day [once a waking hour?] But I like the prayer's message...and I say it for my son Bryan...to keep him safe.
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which
the Son of God was born of the most pure
Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing
cold. In that hour vouchsafe, O my God - To hear
my prayer and grant my desires, through the
merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of
His Blessed Mother. AMEN
May we all have a wonderful week preparing for great joy and love!