The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary : Saturday, 12th June 2021

Daily Word Of God

Luke 2:42-43, 46-47, 48b-51

When Jesus was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. When they were on their way home after the feast, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem without his parents knowing it.

Three days later, they found him in the Temple, sitting among the doctors, listening to them, and asking them questions; and all those who heard him were astounded at his intelligence and his replies.

His mother said to him, ‘My child, why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.’  ‘Why were you looking for me?’ he replied. ‘Did you not know that I must be busy with my Father’s affairs?’ But they did not understand what he meant. He then went down with them and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority. His mother stored up all these things in her heart.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Today’s feast honours Our Blessed Lady as someone whose heart was a “home” to Jesus.


  • Although Mary did not understand many things in her life, her heart, purified by the Holy Spirit, was confident of God’s love, protection and providence.


  • “Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us”.