Mary, Mother of God

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 12/29/2011

in Feasts of Mary

A Prayer Poem by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND, for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, January 1, 2012

“And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” (Luke 2:19)

Everyone has a purpose in life.
Mary became a mother, a wife.
Mother of God, no less!
When asked by God, she said her, “Yes.”
Little did she know what God had in mind;
yet, she trusted and was willing to bind
herself to Joseph the just one.
Together they raised the Son of God,
together they pondered “the hows and the whys” of son so great
and wondered at leaders so filled with hate.
She remembered her promise of long ago.
So, the Mother of God trusted her God at the cross.
Our salvation was her great loss.
Three days she waited as once in the crowd
looking for Jesus the Son of God.
She was the first to see Him arise,
Her heart filled with joy, yet tears filled her eyes.
Mary trusted her God and now understood
His dying and rising is humanity’s good.

Lectionary Readings for January 1, 2012
What are your thoughts and prayers for this day?
Is there a word, phrase, or verse from this Sunday’s readings or this poem which stands out for you? Please share it with us in the comments below.


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Gia Turella December 29, 2011 at 11:09 am

Beautiful! Simply beautiful and elegant!!! Your beauty of poetry shines forth through us all!!! The TRUE meaning of what Mary’s life, love, and promise she has for each one of us!!

Pray that I become worthy to receive all that she has to give me!!


Sr Juliemarie McDonald December 31, 2011 at 11:16 am

Gia, praise God for all the graces she has bestowed upon you. It is grace that makes you worthy. Love and prayers, Sr. Juliemarie


D Meyers January 1, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Mary pondered the Words of Christ, and God’s Silent Providences in her life, just like we must.


Sr Juliemarie McDonald January 1, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Dear D Myers, I love your response “God’s Silent Providences.” I wrote a reflection on Divine Providence today, and you reminded me that perhaps if we don’t ponder Christ’s words, we just might miss those “Silent Providences. Thank you for the new insight.


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