"Beginning with Simeon's prophecy, Mary intensely and mysteriously unites her life with Christ's sorrowful mission: she was to become her Son's faithful co-worker for the salvation of the human race."

 

Pope John Paul II at the General Audience of

Wednesday, 18 December 1996, reflecting

on the significance of Simeon's predictions

at the Presentation in the temple

And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother: Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted; And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed.  Luke 2:35

 

Oh Most Blessed Trinity please come to us through the heart of Thy Mother Mary where all is and all will be now and forever.